Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Roger L. Stephens was a world class singer, stage director, teacher and raconteur. He is remembered with a concert and celebration at OSU on June 13.
Saturday on Stage begins a new season of “Opera and More” this Saturday at 1:30. The series runs through November. Opera Columbus’s productions of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet begin the season.
Lionel Mapelson was a librarian at the Metropolitan Opera over 110 years ago and an amateur inventor who recorded bits of early Met performances on a hand cranked machine.
Despite a late start due to technical difficulties, I have never enjoyed Die WalkÃ¼re as much as I did last Saturday in an HD transmission from The Metropolitan Opera.
Of the more than 1300 live broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera (since 1931) Charles Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette (February 1947) is among those to have attained “legendary status.”
Sony Classical continues to release Saturday afternoon Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts from days gone by. The latest in their series is a performances of Puccini’s La Boheme from 1958.
Sony Classical has released a December 16, 1950 live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera of Gioachino Rossini’s “Il barbiere di Siviglia” (The Barber of Seville).
The New York Times reports music scholar Philip Gossett refused The Metropolitan Opera’s request to write program notes for a production of Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory” because he is displeased with their use of a “butchered” version of the score.
Giulietta Simionato died earlier today in Rome-aged 99. May 5,Â 2010 The Italian mezzo-soprano Giulietta Simionato celebrates her 100th birthday next week. A few months ago she was peppy and energetic on an Italian TV program-she even sang.Â Sadly, my buddy Alessandro phoned yesterday to report that she took a bad turn last week and [...]
The Metropolitan Opera presents Rossini’s Armida with Renee Fleming and Lawrence Brownlee (and five other tenors!)Â live in HD from the stage in New York, this Saturday May 1 at 1 PM. See it in Columbus at Crosswoods, Worthington or at the Lennox Cinemas. See also http://www.metopera.org for more information. [youtube pogwj4X87Zs 490 344] Grand [...]