Friday, October 26, 2012
Baritone Thomas Allen emphasizes how both the music of Mozart and the words of da Ponte express a duality that must be captured by singers as both musicians and actors, writes Fred Plotkin
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wagner’s Rienzi is an opera that hardly ever gets produced by major companies. On this edition of Opera in Brief, F. Paul Driscoll names its challenges.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Despite the enormous economic crisis that's crippling Spain, Valencia, its third-largest city, remains a destination for opera. Blogger Fred Plotkin was just there and shares his impressions.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
So what if the plot is a little bit far fetched? In this edition of Opera in Brief, we explore three show-stopping moments from Verdi’s masterpiece.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
This hilly, leafy city above the Ohio River grew in the 19th century with waves of German immigrants who brought values of hard work, love of music and of hearty food, writes Fred Plotkin.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Some of the greatest works in opera deal with the end of some form of civilization or another, writs Olivia Giovetti. The latest example is the new opera Dog Days, which gets its premiere on Sunday.