Classical 101 Archives For: April 6, 2015

The Tempest on WOSU TV Plus

A scene from Act 1 of Thomas Ads's
A scene from Act 1 of Thomas Ads's "The Tempest" with acrobat Jaime Verazin as Ariel.
19, 2013

Thomas Ades’ fabulous opera ‘The Tempest’ is featured on WOSU TV Plus tomorrow night at 8. From the Metropolitan Opera, directed by Robert Lepage and conducted by the composer.

“Twitter War” Yields “Financial Opera”

Screen shot of the Twitter page of Estonian president Toomas Ilves.
Tweets by Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves were the inspiration for Scott Diel and Eugene Birman's new cantata, Nostra Culpa.
19, 2013

What has been called a “Twitter war” between a New York Times columnist and the president of Estonia over the Estonian government’s economic austerity measures has prompted the creation of a new cantata, to premiere next month in Estonia’s capital, Tallinn.

Titanic bandmaster’s violin authenticated

19, 2013

Auctioneer house Henry Aldridge & Sons has spent the last seven years, not to mention enormous amounts of money, determining the origin of the water-stained instrument said to belong to Wallace Hartley, bandmaster on the Titanic.