Artist Of The Week: Christopher Maltman

(Credit: Brinkhoff/Mogenburg) Enescu’s “Œdipe” is a rarely performed work that premiered in 1936 and has since has made limited appearances around the world. {…}

Opera Meets Film: How An Aria From ‘Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail’ Provides Emotional & Cinematic Depth To A Transitional Moment In ‘Acusada’

(Credit: Warner Bros. / A Bofill) “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 {…}

Opera Quiz: Which ‘Parsifal’ Character Defines Your Leadership Style?

(Credit: Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera) Wagner’s “Parsifal” is one of the greatest operas ever created. Its music is undeniably some of the most sublime ever {…}

Editorial: Repertory Stagnation, Star Power & What We Can Learn About the Opera Industry From Rolex Ambassadors Gala

A prestigious showcase of the opera world , the Rolex Ambassadors Gala, took place at La Scala earlier this month. Big names and outstanding performances. A unique opportunity to see the stars of the opera world together: Juan Diego Flórez, Jonas Kaufmann, Sonya Yoncheva, Yuja Wang, Plácido Domingo and Gustavo Dudamel conduct Wiener Philharmoniker. But today, I’m not going to review {…}

Opera Quiz: This Trivia Quiz on Licia Albanese Will Stump Even Superfans

Licia Albanese is a 20th century legend. Among major Metropolitan Opera artists of the mid-20th century, she was recognized as one of the major sopranos of her time, dominating {…}