If Hollywood ever kicks its current addiction to vampires, producers might look to another story of the undead wandering the earth for centuries in search of a love-victim: Richard Wagner's “The…
WWII pic's strong aesthetic and suspenseful action sequences could wow auds worldwide, but its problematic mysticism skews heavily Russian.
While "Losing Control" is a thoroughly likable, playful comedy, there's never a sense that writer-director Valerie Weiss is in total command of film's tone, pacing or comic content, which is…
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…
Robert Lepage's staging of "Die Walkure" continues to fulfill the enormous promise of last autumn's "Das Rheingold," the first in Richard Wagner's four-part "Ring of the Nibelung."
Teutonic singer Peter Hofmann, who was famous for his perfs in rock, opera and tuners, died Nov. 30 in Bavaria, Germany, of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was 66.
Production is dramatically effective -- so long as auds don't dwell on its inconsistencies and anachronisms.
Director-designer Achim Freyer has given L.A. Opera what may go down in infamy as the Balloon Ring.
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,"…
Richard Wagner's concept of "total art work" synthesizing music, theater, art, poetry and dance obviously did not include video, a technological limitation addressed by Bill Viola in the semi-staged…
A last-minute cast replacement and years of anticipation raised the stakes to unusually high levels for the premiere of the Canadian Opera Company's "Das Rheingold." Opening a new opera house with a…