Next to Norman Next to Norman

In addition to Jessye Norman, this event paid homage to the shamefully obscure soprano Sissieretta Jones—once billed as “The Black Patti.”

on December 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Dramatic ARC Dramatic ARC

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

on July 13, 2017 at 2:44 PM
But is it an artful paradox? But is it an artful paradox?

It was a timeout—but maybe it was a timeout we deserved.

on May 01, 2017 at 9:56 AM
Hillary speaks! Hillary speaks!

Glenn Roven‘s concert piece based on two of Hillary Clinton’s speeches and sung by everyone you ever heard of will premiere at noon today.

on January 20, 2017 at 11:46 AM
In harem’s way In harem’s way

Othello in the Seraglio is the rather unfortunate title bestowed by the ensemble Dünya on its “coffeehouse opera,” ossia The Tragedy of Sümbül the Black Eunuch.

on April 11, 2016 at 11:39 AM
If looks could kill If looks could kill

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

on March 25, 2016 at 1:10 PM