Opera Meets Film: How Nicholas Winding Refn’s ‘Bronson’ Employs Opera to Mythologize its Infamous Title Character

“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 {…}

Editorial: Why is It Hard, But Essential to Praise

(Photo: Joshua Reddekopp) We, critics, forgot how to look around. Always concentrated on our perspective, our goal, we come to the theatre, ready to collect the proofs of our {…}

Artist of the Week: Piotr Beczala

(Credit: Emilie Brouchon) This week the Polish National Opera will open a new production of Massenet’s “Werther” by Willy Decker. The production was originally {…}

Opera Meets Film: How ‘The Cold Song’ From Purcell’s ‘King Arthur’ Provides Emotional Depth in Maurice Pialat’s ‘A Nos Amours’

“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 the impact that utilizing the operatic form or sections from an opera can alter our perception of a film that we are viewing. This week’s installment features Maurice {…}