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Shabby Little Shocker in the Big Easy
Writer, singer, arts administrator
is a story of political intrigue, murder, lust, and a jealous soprano. (No, really, this is on stage, not in the wings.) Puerile or not,
can always be counted on to sell tickets, and audiences leave humming its melodies. When done well, it can be devastating.
Roman Holiday: Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera
Teen opera enthusiast
A new production of
Sir David McVicar
is rumored to open on New Year's Eve in 2017. Maybe a new beginning is exactly what
at the Met needs.
Take Them to Tosca!
Opera Lecturer and Expert
The New 'Tosca' Is Back Onstage And It's Still Shocking
Author, theater critic
Here's Your Preview Of The Upcoming Metropolitan Opera Season
Author, theater critic
Beat Poets, Acid Gurus, the Governor and Me
Health care ethicist, epidemiologist, and environmentalist
A local saloon changing owners is rarely front-page news in the big city, but the recent sale of Tosca, in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood, has received much attention.
Movie Star Helps Rescue Iconic North Beach Bar
On the Road to North Beach
Freelance Writer/Founder and Editorial Director, The Traveling...
We sparked some tea and spit seeds onto the street, pulsing to the rhythm of the passing cars while feeling the ghosts of North Beach -- Kerouac, Ginsberg, Cassady, and the rest of our long-gone friends -- falling further away.
Melody Moore Steps Into
Opening Night at San Francisco Opera
San Francisco cultural critic
Opera fans love real-time drama -- a favorite episode being The Last-Minute Replacement. Following the first intermission, it was announced that Ms. Gheorghiu had been rushed off to the hospital and would be replaced by Melody Moore. Following the murmurs and gasps, the audience applauded.
Must It Always Be a Man's World?
San Francisco-based arts critic
If the past six months proved anything about the battle between the sexes, it was that many men have absolutely no idea how women think or feel. And although show business is often cited as an indicator of cultural progress, sometimes it sends mixed messages.
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When you have a tendency to write about San Francisco, and you have been doing it enough, certain themes keep coming back around, whether you want them to or not.
Astoria Characters: The Svelte Soprano
Author, 'Astoria Characters'
Even when she's not on stage, Jenny, a Valkyrie whose waves of golden ringlets cascade down her shoulders, has quite a stage presence. Runway-model slim, she stands nearly six feet tall in her flat gold sandals.
Soprano Patricia Racette Talks About
as Washington National Opera Launches its Fall Season
Susan Dormady Eisenberg
Arts writer and novelist
Is Sharing a Good Thing After All?
Chairman, DeVos Institute of Arts Management
There is no doubt that sharing productions allows an opera company to show more new works than when every company builds each of its own productions. But is something lost in this endeavor? I think so.
Venus In Fur, Tosca E Le Altre Due
Deputy Editor, MediaPost
The new show at the CSC is a smart, provocative, clever adaptation of a 19th-century erotic tale of power and submission. It deserves an extended run and a wider audience.
Les Contes d'Hoffmann
(Tales of Hoffmann), or, a Four-Way Gets Complicated
Culture Columnist, CultureZohn,
Charles Fabius, former director of artistic programming of the Paris Opera, helps me lay out the complexities of the new opera at the Met.
General Director, Chicago Opera Theater
Peter Gelb and His Met: No Booing Please
Writer, Drama Critic
What occurs to me about the booing is that it might begin to color attitudes towards the Met under Peter Gelb for whom this 2009-10 season is the first with no vestigial ties to Joseph Volpe.
Obama and the K Street Set
Author, 'Listen, Liberal, or What Ever Happened to the Party o...
Barack Obama's Washington was not supposed to be the lobbyists' Washington, the place we learned to despise during the last administration.
Tosca in Times Square, or, the Piazza di Nuova York
Musician, Writer, Coffee Fanatic
Having gone just to witness the scene, I stayed for the second and third acts, foraging for some pizza and Pellegrino at one of the intermissions to complete the Italian effect.
Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff: Milena Canonero, Oscar-Winning Costume Designer Collaborates at the Metropolitan Opera
Culture Columnist, CultureZohn,
"In opera after the first night you don't know what will happen; it's a moveable feast!"
To the Presidential Candidates....Debate This!
Founder of environmental health site, Dienviro.org
No question, the energy and economic crisis affect us all. But noticeably absent from the primaries and now the presidential debates have been any discussions about America's children.
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