Peak gay achieved Peak gay achieved

“For five years, concert pianist Theo Mangrove has been living at his family’s home in East Kill, New York, recovering from a nervous breakdown that derailed his career.”

on June 26, 2019 at 3:39 PM
To Wong Foo, Fangs for Everything To Wong Foo, Fangs for Everything

“The opera The Lord of Cries. . . . with the equally astounding Anthony Roth Costanzo.”

on May 08, 2019 at 3:39 PM
Billy Budd, queen of the birds Billy Budd, queen of the birds

The pretty boy who got a bum rap.

on April 18, 2019 at 11:18 AM
Oh the ombra of it all! Oh the ombra of it all!

The expression “gayer than eight guys fucking nine guys” gets thrown around a lot these days…

on February 17, 2019 at 5:29 PM
Keep it gay Keep it gay

Our Own Joel Rozen in Slate ponders the good gay vs. bad gay politics of Zachary Woolfe‘s New York Times celebration of Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

on January 24, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Murder on the orientation express Murder on the orientation express

Rufus Wainwright is determined to offer a spectacle and that intention overrides all other considerations.

on October 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Happy National Coming Out Day Happy National Coming Out Day

“Love is love,” tweets tenor Michael Fabiano.

on October 11, 2018 at 4:07 PM
Rara avis Rara avis

Tomorrow (Sunday) a staged reading of The Lisbon Traviata will be performed at New York’s LGBT Community Center.

on June 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM
If it ain’t ‘Brokeback’ If it ain’t ‘Brokeback’

Between staging, music, and material, it’s hard to decide what feels most broken about New York City Opera’s American premiere of Brokeback Mountain.

on June 01, 2018 at 5:35 PM
Thanks for scaring Thanks for scaring

I found Fellow Travelers intellectually and politically riveting, musically thrilling, and profoundly moving. It was a triumph. 

on March 27, 2018 at 10:54 AM
Why can’t a woman be more like a man? Why can’t a woman be more like a man?

“The background chorus characters in the Broadway show I saw tonight unobtrusively included a gay couple, and jaded though I sometimes am I think that’s really neat.”

on March 14, 2018 at 11:40 AM
An evening in the Sewers An evening in the Sewers

Mean, moody, magnificent Matt Baume (left) hosts a live version of his celebrated podcast The Sewers of Paris this afternoon beginning at 5:00 PM Eastern time.

on February 10, 2018 at 1:55 PM
Vo’ farmi più gaia, più fulgida ancora Vo’ farmi più gaia, più fulgida ancora

“City Opera invites you, our fans, to march with the artists who create the operas you love.”

on June 24, 2017 at 10:06 PM
And the ‘Angels’ sing And the ‘Angels’ sing

Angels in America reimagined as an actual, full-blown opera.

on June 11, 2017 at 2:03 PM
You stepped out of a dream You stepped out of a dream

“36.000 Swarovski-Steine werden dort aufgebracht.”

on July 21, 2016 at 5:24 PM
Chat: Pikovaya dama Chat: Pikovaya dama

Parterre fave Stefan Herheim returns to Dutch National Opera to direct Pikovaya dama, in which the director attempts to reflect on the composer’s life, notably his hidden love for men.

on June 21, 2016 at 8:45 AM
High on a hill was a lonely goatherd High on a hill was a lonely goatherd

“Revised version of Brokeback Mountain debuts in Salzburg”

on February 29, 2016 at 3:00 AM
The hole truth The hole truth

Finally the reason for all that screaming at La Scala begins to emerge.

on December 10, 2015 at 7:42 AM
You’re the pants on a Roxy usher You’re the pants on a Roxy usher

Count on the New York Times to include in a photo caption all the information you really wanted to know.

on December 03, 2015 at 12:22 AM
Gay cowboys rejoice! Gay cowboys rejoice!

During the Munich Opera Festival performances of Giacomo Puccini’s Manon Lescaut (28th and 31st of July 2015) Kristine Opolais will replace Anna Netrebko in the title role.

on November 06, 2014 at 7:48 AM
Ennis del Mar! Il storpi montano splende come un santo altar Ennis del Mar! Il storpi montano splende come un santo altar

“The cast, to a member, embraces every chance…”

on January 29, 2014 at 12:27 PM
Butt of the joke Butt of the joke

“The deep stirrings that open Brokeback Mountain, the opera, rise up from the bowels of the orchestra…. And those tones are gripping.”

on January 27, 2014 at 6:12 PM
Curious “Case” Curious “Case”

“…a perfect marriage of text and music, creating a series of tableau-like scenes, as if Paul’s story is being related through a series of exquisitely posed still photographs…”

on January 15, 2014 at 12:42 AM
Queens logic Queens logic

Saturday afternoon at 12:30 on WQXR’s magazine show Operavore, our own JJ talks about Mathilde Marchesi and Antony Roth Costanzo discusses his Orlofsky role in the Met’s Fledermaus.

on January 10, 2014 at 4:48 PM