Graham Vick has created a true spectacle, but it is often to the detriment of both story and music.
Larry L. Lash
Something seems amiss from the moment John Malkovich strides onto the stage.
Or, "A Rehearsal for an Out-of-Town Tryout of Peter Sellars' Reinterpretation of 'Othello.' "
Three weeks after Frank Wildhorn's egregiously overwrought tuner "Rudolf" limped onto the stage of Vienna's Raimund Theater, the German-language premiere of "Spring Awakening" opened across town at…
At 106-years-old, "Pelleas et Melisande" may be the greatest opera of the standard repertoire that has eluded popular acceptance.
Potted palms arranged around a huge, sweeping staircase take up half the stage. At one side, a four-man combo plays up-tempo tunes, and then the warm-up guy rouses the audience into gales of laughter.
Shakespeare wrote "Romeo and Juliet" in about 1595 and Charles Gounod adapted it into an opera in 1867, but for his debut at the Salzburg Festival, director Bartlett Sher (whose "South Pacific"…
Richard Wagner's final work, "Parsifal," is so utterly unlike anything that came before it, he invented a new term to describe the opera: Buhnenweihfestspiele, its components meaning "stage,"…
Seven years after "The Producers" conquered Broadway, the show has a new and arguably trickier challenge at hand: proving it's OK for a country that surrendered itself to the Third Reich to laugh at…
For some opera-goers, Richard Strauss' final work for the stage, "Capriccio," is as bubbly and refreshing as the flute of champagne the resplendent Renee Fleming downs at the end of the evening at…