Artist Of The Week: Constance Hauman

(Credit:(c) Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Poehn) On Dec. 8, 2019 the Wiener Staatsoper will make history performing “Orlando.” The work was composed by Olga Neuwirth, {…}

Opera Quiz: How Would Beethoven Feel About Your ‘Fidelio’ Knowledge?

“Fidelio” is the only opera that Beethoven gave the world. And while its flaws are notable, there is no doubt that its finest, there are few things more powerful than {…}

Opera Meets Film: How ‘Watchmen’ Questionably Mimics ‘Apocalypse Now’s’ Use of The Ride of the Valkyries

“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 {…}

Opera Meets Film: ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Retells Gounod’s ‘Faust’ From A Hitler Youth’s Imaginative Perspective

“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 Taika Watiti’s “Jojo Rabbit.” On first instance, “Jojo Rabbit” is as weird a film as its title suggests. We are following around a young boy Jojo as he tries to make his way into the Nazi ranks. Goading him on his imaginary friend Hitler, a cartoony, fun-loving, father figure to the inexperienced boy. Nazis and their rules and regulations are {…}