Missy Mazzoli: ‘Breaking the Waves deals with big ideas. Opera is a place for...

Breaking the Waves is one of the most brutal, probing and provocative films ever made about Scotland. It is also one of the most impressively silent. Lars von Trier’s 1996 breakthrough portrays an...

Nearly 100, the Salzburg Festival Doesn’t Wait to Celebrate

SALZBURG, Austria — Next summer, the Salzburg Festival, the largest and most important annual event in classical music, turns 100.This is a big deal, and will be celebrated as such — with exhibitions...

4 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. (Aug. 17, 8 p.m.; Aug. 18, 2:30 p.m.)....

The boys of summer « parterre box

After two mezzo miscellanies, “Trove Thursday” turns to a quintet of baritone/bass voices: Matthias Goerne, Simon Keenlyside, Georg Nigl, Thomas Quasthoff and René Pape performing works by Pfitzner, Sibelius, Adams, Martin and Schubert. 2019 is...

Goldschmidt: Beatrice Cenci review | Andrew Clements’s classical album of the week | Music

Berthold Goldschmidt’s adaptation of Shelley’s 1819 tragedy The Cenci was one of the four prize-winners in a competition for new opera organised in conjunction with the 1951 Festival of Britain. The winners were...

First Lady « parterre box

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The Isle is full of noises « parterre box

Dell’ Arte Opera Ensemble tends to choose a “theme” for each year’s offerings. This summer the theme is women composers, which is timely, and the more to be applauded as likely to turn...

Comment: The accusations go back years – so why has the opera world rallied...

Nearly 30 years ago, a famous soprano told me privately that Plácido Domingo was “a bit of a groper”. She herself had been the object of the tenor’s unwanted sexual attentions during a...

New face « parterre box

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Jerry Springer the Opera review – chatshow from hell still shocks | Stage

It’s interesting how the parameters of indignation shift. When Jerry Springer the Opera was staged at the National Theatre in 2003 – and even more so when it was broadcast on the BBC...

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