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Put your hands together for Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who has been named Musical America‘s Artist of the Year.

on October 14, 2015 at 5:49 PM
Crabbecake Crabbecake

Born on this day in 1908 American swimmer and actor Buster Crabbe.

on February 07, 2015 at 6:00 AM
A Magnetizer and a Wandering Goy walk into a bar A Magnetizer and a Wandering Goy walk into a bar

The visit of the Mariinsky Theater’s resident company to the glittering opera house of the Brooklyn Academy of Music consists of three ballet programs with starry casts preceded, last night, by a single performance of Rodion Shchedrin’s opera, The Enchanted Wanderer. 

on January 15, 2015 at 12:32 PM
You got a brand new key signature You got a brand new key signature

You can call Robert Lepage many things (and the critics have!), but one thing you cannot call him is “inflexible.”

on May 16, 2012 at 12:39 AM

The Platonic ideal of the barihunk has arrived, and his name is John Chest. The 25-year-old dreamboat is the winner of the 2010 Stella Maris International Vocal Competition, where he sang music by Rossini, Korngold, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Britten. According to a charmingly phrased press release, “Chest was put forward by the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich,…

on December 01, 2010 at 1:43 PM

Which would-be hunk has taken to stripping off his shirt in mid-rehearsal? He eventually covers his tawny torso with a t-shirt, but meanwhile he basks like an infant in his Met colleagues’ gaze.

on November 05, 2010 at 1:26 PM