Artist of the Week: Iván Ayón Rivas

On June 25, the Teatro La Fenice will open a production of Gounod’s “Faust” with a stellar cast of all-star singers and rising stars. Iván Ayón Rivas will sing {…}

Opera Meets Film: How Puccini & Vivaldi’s Music Highlights the Tonal Shifts in ‘The Man Who Sold His Skin

“Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a film section or a film in its entirety and highlight {…}

Page to Opera Stage – How Shostakovich Turned Gogol’s 25-Page ‘The Nose’ Into a Sprawling Chamber Opera

“Page to Opera Stage” looks at stories – real-life or fiction, old and new – that have inspired operas, and the ways these narratives have been edited and dramatized to fit a new medium. This week, we look at Nikolai Gogol’s idiosyncratic, fantastical novella “The Nose” and Dmitri Shostakovich’s equally chaotic opera adaptation. One morning, a barber finds a nose {…}

Opera Quiz: How Well Do You Know Tenor Yonghoon Lee’s Career?

Over the last few years, few tenors have made their mark quite the way Korean Yonghoon Lee has. The tenor has built up an enviable career that has seen him perform all over the {…}