A feast for the eyes, a feast for the ears, a Flute from America’s heartland that goes directly to your heart.
Oliver Knussen’s two operas based on books by Maurice Sendak opened this year’s Aldeburgh Music Festival in exuberant style.
Fanfares that celebrate soldiers with plumed helmets by a composer who donned a helmet (metaphorically) — Verdi the operatic father of the Risorgimento!
Are my expectations too high when it comes to Mozart’s operas in general,
and to CosÏ fan tutte in general? Probably. Should they be?
John Adams’ Nixon in China is an amazing, riveting piece of music, and compelling theater to boot.
Over 60 composers (including Beethoven) wrote music inspired by Metastasio’s L’olimpiade.
The pavilion at Garsington Opera at Wormsley is stunningly beautiful. Just being there is an experience, which is why the social aspect is so rewarding.
Amidst crucial, ongoing financial concerns about future funding for opera
and ballet throughout Germany’s highly populous North Rhein-Westphalia
region, a diverse gathering at the Duisburg Theatre verified sincere grassroots
support for Deutsche Oper Am Rhein and the current partnership with nearby