Wednesday, February 08, 2012
With John Williams's 80th birthday and Alban Berg's 127th, blogger Olivia Giovetti considers how the two composers approached borrowing and pastiche.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
A scholarly book looks at the many depictions of people "of color" in opera, including the thorny stage practice in which performers apply heavy makeup to play leading roles such as Otello and Aïda. Fred Plotkin considers.
Monday, February 06, 2012
Rossini's William Tell and Barber of Seville are among the most popular operas of all time. But what about the other 37 in his catalog? Blogger Olivia Giovetti names the top ten rare Rossini operas.
Friday, February 03, 2012
Second only to the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Grand Finals in importance, the Houston Grand Opera's 24th Eleanor McCollum Competition winners were announced Thursday night following its annual concert of arias.
Friday, January 20, 2012
He is a composer who had no notable success until he was well into his forties, one who is largely forgotten as the 150th anniversary of his birth approaches. But don't let that dissuade you from Frederick Delius.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
With Plácido Domingo's newest role under his belt and the tenor's 71st birthday approaching, blogger Olivia Giovetti names her top ten picks for the next additions to his CV.