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 [...]
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Opera Abbreviated presents Macbeth, an Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi based on Shakespeare’s play. See it live in HD from the Met on Saturday, October 11.
The goofiness and naughtiness of Mozart’s letters with his cousin, Maria Anna Thekla Mozart, knock our marble-bust image of Mozart right off its pedestal.
Mozart had a love jones for Aloysia Weber, whose sister he ended up marrying. What’s up with that?
Everyone in Europe knew Mozart was in love. Even his dad. Even total strangers. Here’s the story.
“You know that I had never seen anyone die, although I had often wished to,” Mozart wrote to his father. “How cruel that my first experience should be the death of my mother!”
Mozart’s Parisian saga continues with complaints about rude hosts, dirty pool from a concert impresario – even unacceptably muddy streets.
We lose out on something when we avoid playing classical music’s so-called “warhorses.”
Wolfgang to Leopold: I still don’t like Paris. Leopold to Wolfgang: Deal with it.
During his job hunting trip to Paris, Mozart cozied up to all the right people in the French capital, networked something fierce and, as he did everywhere, handily made a bunch of friends. But, alas – No. Such. Luck.
There might be worse things than being an organist at the court of Versailles. Then again, if you believe Mozart, there might not.