Opera Meets Film: How a Rameau Aria Illuminates Subtext in Sofia Coppola’s ‘Marie Antoinette’

Marie Antoinette managed to make both the palatine, French nobility, the bourgeoise and the working-class revile her before the end of her tumultuous reign as queen to the last {…}

The Wonderful World of Opera Dogs: Luca Pisaroni, Ailyn Pérez, Leah Crocetto, Brian Jagde on COVID & their Canine Companions

OperaWire is proud to present “The Wonderful World of Opera Dogs,” a series by Diana Burgwyn, which will focus on the relationship between opera’s most iconic stars and {…}

At Home With… Bass Brindley Sherratt in the Surrey Hills

(Photo credit: Frances Marshall) “At Home With… ” is a series collaboration between OperaWire and photographer Frances Marshall of Marshall Light Studio, combining original photography with insightful interviews. Between New York City and the stunning scenery of England’s Surrey Hills, a rumble like a temblor traveled across the Atlantic. On the Surrey side was the renowned bass, Brindley Sherratt. After the {…}

OPERA NEWS Delivers Virtual Celebration of Three Giants of the Opera World

The pre-recorded 16th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards Gala streamed on Sunday, April 18, 2021, and the Met Opera Guild and OPERA NEWS deserve kudos for the online event, but let’s face {…}

Opera Meets Film: How ‘The Pearl Fishers’ Love Duet in ‘Little Women (1994)’ Highlights Hollywood’s Questionable Embellishment Habits

Throughout its history, the $244.4 billion film industry, has relied heavily on historical embellishment for its “narrative spice,” these choices often creating ethical challenges. For example, despite being crowned Best Picture at the 2013 Oscar Awards, the harrowing film “Argo,” a tale about the ersatz American film crew tasked with saving six captive Americans from Iran, is chock-full of historical {…}