Did you hear that? That thing that just went bump in the night? Maybe it’s just the black cat dragging in another wayward trick-or-treater. Or maybe it’s something stirring in the world beyond. This vintage video of the 1948 live TV performance of Menotti’s opera “The Medium” brings the dark side of the spirit world to life on stage.
After 70 years, the legendary New York City Opera is no more.
In the first episode of the Opera Abbreviated podcast, Christopher Purdy takes a look at Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, which will appear in movie theaters starting October 5 as the opening of The Met’s 2013-14 Live in HD season.
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears were partners in music and in life.
Benjamin Britten ‘s one hundred birthday is celebrated on November 22
Giuseppe Verdi’s unknown opera actually came to the States in 1976. Verdi had been dead for seventy five years, and Stiffelio had been neglected since 1850. 126 years later, Boston got it right!
The Putin government ‘s threats against homosexuals has led to protests aimed at the Metropolitan Opera.
Regina Resnik has died at the age of 91. Here’s an appreciation.
Saturday on Stage presents “Opera and more” Saturdays at 1:30 on Classical 101. Here’s the program for August.