Naomi Lewin appears in the following:
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Some have called the Met's decision to cancel broadcasts of the opera The Death of Klinghoffer sensible; others have said it showed a lack of courage of artistic convictions.
Monday, June 09, 2014
Aaron Copland's folk opera The Tender Land is a quintessential story of the American heartland. It's also laced with jabs at the McCarthy era, which made initial audiences gasp.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
As the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss arrives, our latest podcast considers the composer's activities under the Nazi regime, and how his later works should be judged.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Four years ago, the Cleveland Orchestra saw aging fans as a significant concern and set itself an ambitious goal. Here's how it happened.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Only about four percent of American orchestra musicians are black and Latino, a number that has changed little in recent history.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Jessye Norman has thrilled millions in the opera house and on the recital stage. She's also coped with racism and kept audiences guessing with unusual career turns. She shares highlights from her wide-ranging career.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Encores are a form of spontaneous expression in concerts but to some observers, they are maddeningly routine and uninspired. In this week's Conducting Business, hear how the tradition can be revitalized.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
This Saturday at 12:30 pm it's Operavore’s Prelude to Mother's Day, honoring mothers on and off the stage. Diana Damrau, Michael Fabiano, Marilyn Horne and Deborah Voigt talk about their moms.
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Why would the Berlin Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony and Daniel Barenboim start their own record labels in this day and age? You won't believe what three experts have to say.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
In a bid to attract a new and younger audience, the Denver-based orchestra has announced "Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series," four marijuana-themed concerts.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Nearly 300 operatic works have been based on Shakespeare's plays. Saturday at 12:30 pm, Garry Wills, author of Verdi’s Shakespeare: Two Men of the Theater, discusses the Bard's influence on Verdi.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
New Federal rules aimed at protecting Africa's endangered elephants are sending shock waves through parts of the music world. Hear why in this podcast.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
J&R has apparently gone the way of Tower Records, HMV, Virgin Megastore, Sam Goody and other brick-and-mortar shops in New York. As Record Store Day returns, here's where classical shoppers can turn.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Only a small handful of American works are staples of the orchestra repertoire. Some feel this not just an oversight, but a disgrace.
Thursday, April 03, 2014
When San Diego Opera decided suddenly to fold after 49 years in business, it declined to consider alternative business models to stay afloat, according to the city's leading music and arts critic.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Sharleen Joynt, a Canadian soprano who is currently an understudy at the Met, talks about how a stint on ABC's "The Bachelor" involved a tricky set of personal and career trade-offs.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Some institutions of higher musical learning are trying to bring academic training closer to job market realities. Here's how.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
As the LA Phil arrives in New York, its music director, Gustavo Dudamel, faces an increasingly difficult political situation back in his native Venezuela.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
According to an audit by the New York State Comptroller, many city schoolkids do not receive the required amount of hours of instruction or are taught by non-certified teachers.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Nearly two years after a preservation battle began for Charles Ives's former Connecticut home, the new owners are speaking about it for the first time.