Opera Articles

Awake and Sing

The very model of a modern light opera company.
Oct 12, 2015

Wooster, Ohio

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A Letter on 'Death of Klinghoffer' and the Met

1:11 PM, Oct 21, 2014

A letter from a physician who practices and teaches at a medical school in New York, who introduced himself to the boss at last night’s protest of the Met's performance of the "Death of Klinghoffer." 

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The Met's Mistake

10:23 AM, Oct 16, 2014

Floyd Abrams writing in the Wall Street Journal:

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Opera Company Refuses to Perform 'Carmen' Due to Concerns About Smoking

12:36 PM, Oct 09, 2014

Not The Onion: 

The 1875 work by Georges Bizet is one of the world's most popular operas and the heroine, Carmen, works in a Spanish cigarette factory.  

Carolyn Chard, General Manager of the [Western Australia] Opera, said the company made the decision not to program the opera after it secured the two-year deal with Healthway, the state government body that sponsors arts and community organisations to promote health messages.  

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10:05 AM, Jan 16, 2013

I predicted on Fox News Sunday on December 30 that the Metropolitan Opera's production of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda would be the entertainment event of the year.

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From RGIII to Joyce DiDonato

10:24 AM, Dec 31, 2012

I'm as thrilled as every other red-blooded Washington-area resident by the Redskins' victory yesterday. Yes, I did "predict" a Cowboys victory on Fox News Sunday. But that was, as I said on the show, a prediction contrary to my hopes, and of course was really made in order to avert the evil eye (or, as I put it on the panel in a way more suitable for public consumption, because I err on the side of pessimism). So, Go 'Skins! And no more predictions.

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‘Tempest’ for Moderns

Sandy was not the only storm to arrive in Manhattan.
Nov 12, 2012
New York
A premiere at the country’s foremost opera company always meets with a certain level of excitement. But the man in the orchestra section two seats past me became positively giddy as he scanned the program notes before the curtain rose on The Tempest late last month at the Metropolitan Opera. Read more

Pay Per Venue

A new attraction for the movie palaces of old.
Oct 29, 2012



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