Opera Meets Film: The Birth Of A New Era In Carl Froelich’s ‘Fire At The Opera’

The aftermath of World War One was defined in Europe, quite remarkably, by multiple, simultaneous cultural advances and experiments. These revolutionary developments ranged from {…}

Artist of the Week: Adam Temple-Smith

This week, the Grange Festival is set to open a new production of “The Rake’s Progress,” the final showcase of the season. Among the cast members is Adam {…}

Opera Meets Film: Zhang Yimou & Zubin Mehta’s ‘Turandot At The Forbidden City’

What does an unfinished opera have in common with a historical landmark, Chinese cultural history, thousands of singers, eloquent music, and expert dramaturgy? In 1998, just like Wagner’s trilogy, these disparate elements come together to form a work of epic proportion in Zhang Yimou and Zubin Mehta’s collaborative project, “Turandot at the Forbidden City.” In this article, we will explore {…}

Artist of the Week: Charles Castronovo

When the Bayerische Staatsoper opens Kornél Mundruczó’ s new production of “Tosca” this week, it will feature two role debuts. One of those will belong to {…}