Max Keller

(Saskia) Max(well) Keller writes about classical music and queerness. Their work has appeared in Out, Out Traveler, the Provincetown Independent, Provincetown Arts, and Early Music America. Currently New York City-based, they write the substack Poison Put to Sound.

Cloak and dagger Cloak and dagger

The opera took place on an actual boat: the Lightship Ambrose in the South Street Seaport.

on May 25, 2023 at 8:00 AM
Kintsugi for Sugihara Kintsugi for Sugihara

“A Concert for Sugihara”—presented at Carnegie Hall by New York City Opera and The American Society for Yad Vashem on Wednesday, April 19—marked 80 years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

on April 27, 2023 at 1:27 PM
The ephemeral feminine The ephemeral feminine

It’s debated whether Lili Boulanger’s Faust et Hélène, clocking in at only about 30 minutes, can be considered a cantata, a one-act opera, or a “lyric episode.”

on March 29, 2023 at 10:16 AM
Happy, happy solo woman Happy, happy solo woman

There’s nothing unusual about casting a woman in Solomon‘s titular role.

on March 15, 2023 at 8:00 AM
Overachiever Overachiever

The program for Jasmine Rice LaBeijas concert as part of Works & Process at the Guggenheim on Wednesday, March 8 read a bit like a curriculum vitae.

on March 13, 2023 at 4:30 PM
Special ghost star Special ghost star

Ghost sex is part of the popular zeitgeist.

on February 12, 2023 at 8:00 AM