The next Fretworks at 7pm this Saturday on Classical 101 will feature a 20th century guitar concerto, early 18th century music for the Baroque guitar, some Scarlatti, more music from Agustin Barrios, and a bit of Copland for guitar quartet.
After 70 years, the legendary New York City Opera is no more.
A new opera by Wayne Turnage is based on the sad life of Anna Nicole Smith
Regina Resnik has died at the age of 91. Here’s an appreciation.
Powder Her Face is a chamber opera by Thomas Ades, based on the notorious Margaret, Duchess of Argyll
The cash-strapped New York City Opera plans to put “a couple thousand” lots of stage sets, costumes and other production materials on auction next month.
To save money, the financially strapped New York City Opera plans to sell – and even discard – its production stock.
Nico Castel is an actor, singer, linguist, teacher and director with a forty -year career in all aspects of the arts. Almost all. I don’t think he can dance en pointe any more but you’d have to ask him. A few years ago he was told to audition for an idiot stage director who was [...]
Above: A documentary of the life of Camilla Williams, produced by Richard Glazier for a 2009 New York City Opera salute to Williams. Soprano Camilla Williams, the first African-American woman to sing a leading role at a major U.S. opera house, died Sunday at her home in Bloomington, Ind., according to the Associated Press. She [...]
We’ve followed announcements of the New York City Opera’s fiscal problems and performance venue changes, as well as the controversies surrounding City Opera’s artistic director and general manager, George Steel. A report in the New York Times details the most recent episode in the company’s turbulent existence: locking musicians out of rehearsal. According to that [...]