I’m no angel I’m no angel

Bard cultish Summerscape series continues to test our esoteric limits with Demon, Anton Rubinstein’s little-known opera about a demon who hankers for a Georgian princess.

on August 01, 2018 at 1:38 PM
No retreat, Nono surrender No retreat, Nono surrender

Intolleranza was presented by Leon Botstein and his American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall on Thursday night, holding the audience rapt and intrigued for 65 minutes.

on March 03, 2018 at 9:00 AM
When the sun comes out When the sun comes out

This year as part of Bard’s “Puccini and His World” festival audiences may witness the resurrection of Mascagni’s distinctly odd Iris.

on July 25, 2016 at 12:36 PM
Tomb raider Tomb raider

Despite the continued popularity of Der Freischütz in German-speaking countries, are the magical mature operas of Carl Maria von Weber otherwise really so problematic, their libretti so unwieldy to explain their continued absence from the world’s stages?

on July 28, 2014 at 3:10 PM
Just a cold and lonely lovely work of art Just a cold and lonely lovely work of art

“Joined by the Collegiate Chorale Singers, Leon Botstein and the ASO perform perhaps the most popular German opera ever to have sunk into obscurity!”

on February 21, 2014 at 11:41 AM
Light my foyer Light my foyer

Each year, Leon Botstein leads the American Symphony Orchestra in a concert opera or two.

on December 16, 2013 at 5:12 PM
It’s not easy being Greek It’s not easy being Greek

Sergey Taneyev, pupil of Tchaikovsky and teacher of Scriabin and Rachmaninov, composed just one opera, Oresteia, premiered in 1895 when he was 39.

on July 30, 2013 at 10:16 AM
One from the vault One from the vault

There has never been a successful vampire musical—so they say. But that’s just not true.

on March 18, 2013 at 11:34 AM
L’infelice Aragonese L’infelice Aragonese

Camille Saint-Saëns was such a brilliant, facile musician that pals like Wagner and Liszt felt a distinct schadenfreude when he suffered composer’s block.

on August 22, 2012 at 3:48 PM