Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Most aspiring opera singers must find ways to pay the bills and student loans while aiming for the stage. Some get day jobs, more than a few go to Europe. Blogger Fred Plotkin considers the operatic paycheck.
Monday, June 24, 2013
The Glimmerglass Festival, an annual summer company in Cooperstown, NY, has named Joseph Colaneri its next music director, effective in 2014. He succeeds David Angus.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Operavore blogger Fred Plotkin writes of the State Choir of Latvia which he heard while attending a concert at Lucern, Switzerland.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Operavore caught up with On Site Opera's artistic director for a conversation about this weekend's run of Blue Monday at the Cotton Club.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Operavore blogger Fred Plotkin's thoughts on relevance in opera in an art form that is constantly being reframed in a world where events unfold at an accelerated rate.
Sunday, June 09, 2013
Mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli brings a "four-hankie" performance to Bellini's doomed priestess in a new recording.
Friday, June 07, 2013
When the announcement came that Alexander Pereira had been selected as the next chief of Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, smartphones all over the music world commenced to vibrate ceaselessly.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
When Sir Kenneth Branagh decided to adopt Mozart's opera The Magic Flute for film in 2006, an unlikely setting came to mind: the trenches of World War I.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
If you stroll down Philadelphia’s Broad Street, one of the city’s grand thoroughfares, you will notice that one prime section, not far from City Hall, is known as the Walk of Fame. It honors illustrious Philadelphians in the arts with their names in stars on the pavement. This is a positive indication of the values of this historic cradle of the American Republic.
Friday, May 31, 2013
The New York Grand Opera Company has scrapped its two summer opera performances in Central Park, citing the weather.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
"I used to have a slight depression when the Met ended its season," writes Fred Plotkin. But a busy crop of smaller opera companies serves as a needed pick-me-up.