A new Cleveland Orchestra production of Leos Janácek’s opera takes on a longstanding challenge: how to turn human singers into animals without making them look ridiculous. The answer? Animate them.
Canadian tenor Ben Heppner has announced his retirement from singing.
The latest Opera Abbreviated podcast features Borodin’s Prince Igor. See it live form the Met in HD on March 1 at noon, or listen to the live radio broadcast on Classical 101
Opera Abbreviated tells you everything you need to know aobut Dvorak’s opera Rusalka. You can see the opera in HD live from the Met on February 8.
Annie Proulx’s story Brokeback Mounain was made into a film in 2005. An operatic verison by Charles Wuorinen operns on January 28
Did you hear that? That thing that just went bump in the night? Maybe it’s just the black cat dragging in another wayward trick-or-treater. Or maybe it’s something stirring in the world beyond. This vintage video of the 1948 live TV performance of Menotti’s opera “The Medium” brings the dark side of the spirit world to life on stage.
After 70 years, the legendary New York City Opera is no more.
In the first episode of the Opera Abbreviated podcast, Christopher Purdy takes a look at Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, which will appear in movie theaters starting October 5 as the opening of The Met’s 2013-14 Live in HD season.
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears were partners in music and in life.
Benjamin Britten ‘s one hundred birthday is celebrated on November 22