Wednesday, December 21, 2011
La Scala, despite its famous history of temperamental divas and conductors and its frequent labor strife, also reminds us of the dignity, the glory and the sheer visceral thrill of opera, writes Fred Plotkin.
Friday, December 16, 2011
In the latest of our Warm-Up series, Olivia Giovetti talks to Iestyn Davies about how a countertenor prepares his voice for a performance -- and doesn't mind a few jokes along the way.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Anthony Amato, co-founder of the Amato Opera, died on Tuesday. For over six decades, his company was a fixture on the downtown arts scene.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
"In the end, the Met's new Faust is worth selling one’s soul for the musical performance alone," writes Operavore Olivia Giovetti. "But it’s going to be a long season in hell with such a heartless and overly clinical production."
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Catania, Italy was the birthplace of Vincenzo Bellini, perhaps the greatest melodist of any opera composer. Blogger Fred Plotkin offers this guide.
Monday, November 21, 2011
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, blogger Olivia Giovetti offers up the top fifteen moments in opera for which she gives thanks -- from Pique Dame to Nixon in China.