Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento dead at 91
NEW YORK (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento, who wrote musical works inspired by the lives and literature of Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Casanova, Elizabeth Barrett...
Alzheimer’s opera ‘Sky on Swings’ opens in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Frederica von Stade sat on a table singing, her face filled with fear and wonder, her character unsure where she was going and where she had been.
Nearly a half-century after her professional debut, the 73-year-old teamed with fellow mezzo Marietta Simpson for a mesmerizing performance Thursday night in the world premiere of "Sky on Swings," Lembit Beecher's joyful and disturbing chamber opera about two women deteriorating from Alzheimer's disease.