Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Tuesday’s announcement that Alex Beard, 49, has been appointed as the new chief executive at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden was remarkable for its speed, especially because Beard comes from outside the institution. Typically, such searches take a longer period because the supply of able and qualified individuals is always limited, even for such a prestigious post, as few people have the necessary qualifications.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Mark-Anthony Turnage’s opera about the former Playboy playmate and tabloid fixture will open the 2013-2014 City Opera season in September.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Michael M. Kaiser, president of the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, sits down with Fred Plotkin to talk about the challenges facing the performing arts world -- and how to turn around faltering arts organizations.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
This Saturday on the Operavore show, the veteran impresario and artist manager Matthew Epstein sits down with host Marilyn Horne for a wide-ranging interview.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Gotham Chamber Opera is to give the New York premiere of Cavalli's 1668 opera about the decadent life of the notorious Roman emperor. It was among the first in a long line of racy topics.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Metropolitan Opera on Tuesday announced its 2013-14 season, which will feature six new productions – including two Met premieres – as well as 14 revivals.
Monday, February 25, 2013
"For all its musical clarity Sunday at BAM, Britten's opera failed to take possession (at least of me) in a way that it truly can," writes Operavore's David Patrick Stearns.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
"The production isn’t for everybody, but so handsomely filled this five-hour-plus opera," writes David Patrick Stearns.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Among the many historical tidbits that Steven Spielberg includes in his Oscar-nominated film "Lincoln," the president’s love of opera may be the most surprising.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
This visually busy Jay Scheib production addressed many of the problems in this woozy, dreamy portrayal of the Duchess of Argyll.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Puppets and dolls have, since antiquity, served as surrogates for humans in religious and secular celebrations. Fred Plotkin considers the work of Hendrik Bonneur, who uses puppets in opera.