Acclaimed South African heldentenor Johan Botha died Thursday morning in Vienna after a critical battle with cancer. He was 51. Known for his fluid musicality and gargantuan tenor sound, Botha’s…
The president of Lincoln Center, Jed Bernstein, has suddenly stepped down from the post after about three years in the job. The former head of the Broadway League and a Broadway producer, Bernstein…
It might seem ironically lowbrow, but the Met: Live in HD — the Metropolitan Opera's popular live broadcasts in movie theaters — took some inspiration from the world of sports. "It's the performing…
Lincoln Center and alternative bigscreen content distributor Fathom Events have partnered on a new series of performing arts programming, “Lincoln Center at the Movies,” an initiative that will…
Director Robert Lepage divided audiences and critics alike with his recent Metroplitan Opera staging of Wagner's Ring cycle, but he'll earn back a lot of brownie points with his production of…
How difficult is it to stage Richard Wagner's "Siegfried"? Or more precisely, how difficult is it to find a tenor to sing the punishing title role? The Met Opera announced no fewer than two tenors…
Reality blurred by fantasy, teen sexuality, Internet chatrooms, a murky murder plot -- it's not a new HBO drama, it's "Two Boys," the disquieting and absorbing first opera from composer Nico Muhly.
Bartlett Sher and his Broadway design team have come with an all-purpose production for that Rossini rarity "Le Comte Ory," being given its company premiere.
A staple of the opera repertory that simply deserves a new look.
Metropolitan Opera general director Peter Gelb doesn't gloat. But if he did, no one could begrudge him an "I told you so."
The scary history of the Scottish Play extends to opera, at least, the Metropolitan Opera. "Macbeth" was, after all, the vehicle that, due to sked problems, got Maria Callas fired by general manager…
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