Tenor Salvatore Licitra is in serious condition after a motor scooter accident; Tenor Jonas Kaufmann to undergo chest surgery.
“James Levine: 40 Years at The Metropolitan Opera” is a coffee table book as lavishly appointed as the Met’s productions.
Conductor Thomas Schippers died at the age of 47 in 1977 and deserves to be better remembered today. Schippers was an authentic boy genius in music who went on to have a very distinguished career, from Kalamazoo to La Scala.
Remembering the American contralto Marian Anderson (1897-1993) as we prepare for the fourth of July weekend.
The Detroit Symphony says ticket sales and donations are up after returning from a long labor dispute, The Metropolitan Opera doesn’t like competition at the movies and a new movie, Pianomania, looks at the hidden lives of piano technicians.
The Summer Opera Film Series at the Upper Arlington Library begins Sunday, June 12, at 2 p.m. with Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana. The series continues with Pagliacci on July 10 and Luisa Fernanda on August 7. The films are free and open to the public. Classical 101′s Christopher Purdy hosts.
Todays classical headlines include more on the musical journey out of bankruptcy for the Louisville Orchestra, a (possible) temporary home for the New York Philharmonic and last-minute cancellations on the Met’s upcoming tour of Japan.
New York’s Metropolitan Opera has announced summer encore screenings of six of their HD transmissions from the 2008, 2009 and 2010 seasons.
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 Walküre as much as I did last Saturday in an HD transmission from The Metropolitan Opera.