Word Search: Complete the Name of these Famed ‘Aida’ Interpreters

For this week’s round of puzzles we turn to the world of “Aida” and many of the great sopranos to interpret the role over the years. Instructions: You are free {…}

Opera Quiz: Which Opera is it – ‘Eugene Onegin’ or ‘The Queen of Spades’

Tchaikovsky is undeniably one of the greatest composers of all time and there is no doubt that his two greatest operas are “Eugene Onegin” and “The Queen of {…}

Opera Quiz: Which is it – Teresa Berganza or Christa Ludwig?

Mezzo-sopranos Teresa Berganza and Christa Ludwig shared a great deal in common. In addition to both being born on March 16, albeit of different years, they both practically made {…}

Opera Meets Film: How the Murder’s Portrayal Alters the Emotional Impact of Both Versions of ‘Dead Man Walking’

(Credit Javier del Real / Gramercy Pictures) “Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a section or a film in its entirety, highlighting 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 “Dead Man Walking.” Over the last few years, Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally’s “Dead Man Walking” has become a major staple of the international opera repertory, one of the few 21st century operas to really own such a valuable distinction. And it isn’t hard to see why. Based on a true story, the {…}