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Friday, August 15, 2014
In 1988, Lauren Bacall made a memorable appearance at Leonard Bernstein's 70th birthday gala at Tanglewood, serenading him with "The Saga of Lenny."
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Russian soprano Marina Poplavskaya has pulled out of the opening-night production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. The American soprano Amanda Majeski will replace her as Countess Almaviva.
Friday, August 01, 2014
The Arena of Verona, one of the most iconic outdoor opera venues in the world, could be getting a roof. What do you think of the idea?
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
New York Philharmonic violists Rebecca Young and Rémi Pelletier and violinist Sarah Pratt hold an unusual rehearsal this week in Vail, Colorado.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
This 1961 report on the Glyndebourne Festival in Sussex, England presents a rather dramatic contrast to the modern-day parks concert concept.
Friday, July 11, 2014
The singers began dating in March of this year when they appeared together in a production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut at the Rome Opera House.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
A portfolio of photographs offers a unique perspective on the classical music scene as it's played out in different corners of the world.
Monday, June 30, 2014
What's perhaps most impressive is that Alfredo and Violetta's "Brindisi" unfolds in a small regional jet.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Gay Pride Weekend brings a chance to reflect on the numerous musical contributions of gay and lesbian composers throughout history.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
A vandal attacked the Metropolitan Opera early Wednesday morning, leaving a trail of spray-painted vulgarities inside the house and near the bandshell.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The actress Meryl Streep will star as the late, iconic soprano Maria Callas in a forthcoming biopic for HBO, to be directed by Mike Nichols.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Draft or letter quality? This old dot-matrix printer churns out more than carefully aligned pages of text. It plays Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, a piece originally written for the pipe organ.
Monday, June 09, 2014
One month ago, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra was heard on WQXR performing a Pulitzer Prize winning piece at Carnegie Hall. On Friday night, this happened.
Sunday, June 01, 2014
If the piano that washed up beneath the Brooklyn Bridge could be salvaged, and left in its current location, what sort of pieces would you want to hear?
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Maya Angelou, the poet, writer and performer who died at the age of 86, also has a place in the history of opera.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
When mezzo Tara Erraught was called "dumpy" and "stocky" in newspaper reviews, online pundits reacted angrily, calling the critics sexist and insensitive. Others believe that the critics were on solid ground.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
With Wagner's 201st birthday on Thursday, he continues to delight and divide audiences. Tune in to WQXR and the Operavore stream to hear selections from the Wagner canon.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The pianists Alice Sara Ott and Francesco Tristano have teamed up for an edgy music video featuring an arrangement of The Rite of Spring. The video is a departure for Ott.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
To show that anyone can make music, the London-based artist Tadas Maksimovas has used his hip-length hair as the medium in a violin performance project.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Anna Netrebko appears in a new Austrian Airlines television commercial, signing autographs in a plane's first-class cabin.