Which rat-faced former elected official—who has been coasting on (and profiting off) the one good week he had 13 years ago ever since then—is now about to stick his notoriously art-hating snout into Monday night’s anti-Klinghoffer demonstrations?
There was wonder and magic Wednesday night in Philly when The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presented British tenor Mark Padmore and American pianist Jonathan Biss in a recital devoted to the songs of Schumann, Tippett, and Fauré. Read more »
On this day in 529 BC, King Cyrus the Great of Persia marched into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost 70 years of exile and issuing the first Human Rights Declaration. Read more »
Christopher Alden‘s production of Handel’s Partenope is so erudite and theatrically audacious and also such a rollicking ride, it’s hard to believe it isn’t crap.
Gotham Chamber Opera, which began to operate twelve years ago with a double bill of Bohuslav Martinu’s quirky little pieces, opened its 2014-15 season with two more, Alexandre bis (Alexander, twice) and Comedy on the Bridge.
Three nights, three concert halls, and three incredibly diverse programmes.
“Taken by itself, the St. Matthew Passion felt a little mundane. But compared to Zauberflöte, it could have been the Second Coming.”