Proms audiences have a tendency to be overly enthusiastic in showing their appreciation, with an arsenal of rituals and traditions at the ready to show their praise and adulation for…
At the beginning of every summer, an oasis of music and theater appears like magic in the suburbs of St. Louis.
The BBC Proms brought the Welsh National Opera’s hit Die Meistersinger von N¸rnberg to the Royal Albert Hall and to the world, via international broadcast.
A performance of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony could only ever be relatively underwhelming; even a car crash of a performance would impress in some sense, indeed most likely in quite a…
This was a recital of concentrated intensity — a remarkable dialogue between texts, timbres and idioms, across ages and among performers.
So when did you last shout “bravissima”?
There was a time when the likes of Luc Bondy and Francesca Zambello staged operas for the ChorÈgies d’Orange in its famed ThÈ‚tre Antique.
The annual Z¸rcher Festspiel banked on a heavy hitter to generate excitement for its revival of Der Rosenkavalier.