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Rodelinda warrior

Ardent, astonishing, animated Anthony Roth Costanzo has just unveiled the music video for “Vivi, tiranno” from his new CD Handel & Glass. Read more »

Dramatic A.R.C.

If Glass Handel were simply a one-performer concert—that’s only the beginning, but stay with me for a minute—even that would be intrepid, since it combines music by two composers, most of it pretty far from the mainstream, at seemingly opposite polarities of history and style.  Read more »

Pretty little lyres

Orpheus, mythology’s greatest musician, has fascinated artists for centuries from Poussin to Rilke to Cocteau to Balanchine to Tennessee Williams. But opera composers have naturally held him most dear; even the genre’s first surviving work involved him although Jacopo Peri’s Euridice was named after his doomed wife.  Read more »

Dramatic ARC

Wednesday brought Christopher Alden’s grimly dark and violent take on Handel’s Aci, Galatea e Polifemo at National Sawdust.

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The naked truth

Highlights of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2019-2020 season, according the always intriguing Met Future Wiki.

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Something Aten!

Akhnaten, seen at the Los Angeles Opera on November 13 tells the story of the Pharaoh who abandoned traditional Egyptian polytheism.

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Monotheism mit Marianne

Philip Glass is indisputably one of the most prolific composers of the last half century, yet none of his more than 20 operas has found a place in the standard repertoire.

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If looks could kill

What is an Orphic moment? A song so sweet that even Hades must release the dead back to the living?

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