Thursday, January 29, 2015
Russian speakers from the former USSR are a very important part of New York’s audience for opera and classical music. Fred Plotkin considers the roots of their passion.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Reduced price tickets to live Met performances come in various forms. Blogger Fred Plotkin examines where the best deals are.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
"Lost in Thought," by composer Rolf Hind, is said to be the world's first "mindfulness opera" and will allow audiences to do yoga, meditate and eat during the performance.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
The Mariinsky Theater of St. Petersburg kicked off a month-long, 12-city U.S. tour on Wednesday night at BAM—and was greeted by protesters chanting "out, out, out.”
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic said Wednesday they plan to co-produce three modern opera productions, starting this August and continuing in 2016 and 2017.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
The operatic soprano – and more recently, cabaret singer – joined the veteran film composer Michel Legrand as part of an evening-length tribute event.
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Broadway singer Kelli O'Hara may made it through NBC's technically-complex broadcast of ''Peter Pan Live" last month with no major snafus. But opera is inevitably a different story.
Thursday, January 01, 2015
"The Merry Widow" was more sleepy than bubbly when its splashy new production opened New Year’s Eve at the Metropolitan Opera, writes David Patrick Stearns.
Friday, December 19, 2014
In 2014, blogger Fred Plotkin heard 76 opera performances by 28 companies. "I am happy to report that there is a lot of wonderful, innovative work being done everywhere," he reports.