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Review: A Strange Night at the Met's Bluebeard and Iolanta

With an on-stage protester and a hallucinatory staging of Bluebeard's Castle, a night at the Metropolitan Opera becomes unsettling, writes David Patrick Stearns.

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HBO Gives Green Light for Classical Music Period Drama

HBO has given the go-ahead to the pilot for “Virtuoso," a classical music-themed period drama by Elton John, his husband David Furnish and "True Blood" creator Alan Ball. 

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Albums of the Week

New Mozart Recordings Spotlight the Violin, Flute and the Requiem

Mozart would have turned 259 this Tuesday. With that in mind, here are three recordings to help you celebrate, featuring the Requiem, violin concertos and flute pieces.




Video: Protester Takes the Stage at Met Opera

An anti-Vladimir Putin protester who took the stage at the Metropolitan Opera has been at the center of previous political demonstrations.

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Classics For Kids

Marches Not Written for Bands and Parades

Not all march music was written for military events or parades. On Classics for Kids, listen to marches that were written for other purposes, such as weddings and celebrations.