This Saturday at noon, the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts Richard Strauss Arabella live. This performance stars Swedish soprano Malin Bystrom and German baritone Michael Volle, who is making his Met debut.
J&R has apparently gone the way of Tower Records, HMV, Virgin Megastore, Sam Goody and other brick-and-mortar shops in New York. As Record Store Day returns, here's where classical shoppers can turn.
A new book argues that Handel's Hallelujah chorus from Messiah was designed not to honor the birth or resurrection of Jesus but to celebrate the destruction of Jerusalem.
Renaissance painter Paolo Veronese is the subject of a current exhibition at London’s National Gallery. Fred Plotkin considers why he would be a model for scenic designers in opera.
This week's featured albums celebrate the Easter and Passover season. Two Bach releases are on tap (the St. Matthew Passion and the Easter Oratorio).
- Is Handel's Messiah Anti-Semitic?
- NJ Choral Singer Collapses and Dies at Walt Disney Hall
- Neville Marriner, Prolific English Conductor, Active at 90
- John Luther Adams’s Become Ocean Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music
- Injured Lorin Maazel Cancels More Concerts, With Wide Repercussions