A Ukrainian composer has been commissioned to write an opera about mothers from that country going into Russia to rescue their forcibly detained children.
Greece has launched its main summer theater and arts festival, dedicated this year to opera great Maria Callas who was born 100 years ago.
At a cost of more than $1 million, the Metropolitan Opera has built duplicate sets for Francois Girard’s upcoming staging of “Lohengrin” instead of using the Russian set.
Terence Blanchard will be given a yearlong celebration at Lincoln Center starting in March. He is the first Black composer whose work has been heard at the Metropolitan Opera.
Sonya Yoncheva worries about classical music. The 41-year-old soprano at the top of her profession told The Associated Press that her own children don’t really associate with classical music artists.
You could call choreographer Annie-B Parson a “downtown” choreographer. She’s known for her work on David Byrne’s “American Utopia” and as co-founder of Big Dance Theater, based in Brooklyn.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off a triumphant debut, French tenor Benjamin Bernheim seems likely to become a familiar presence at the Metropolitan Opera.
The masked man of Broadway is going out strong. “The Phantom of the Opera” — Broadway’s longest-running show — has postponed its final performance by eight weeks, pushing its closing curtain from February to April after at spike in ticket demand.
Italy’s premier opera house has defended its decision to stage the Russian opera “Boris Godunov’’ for its gala Dec. 7 season opener.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Puts’ “The Hours” has had more than a few hours of changes since it was first heard in a pair of concert performances in Philadelphia last March.
Zurich Opera music director Gianandrea Noseda has agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2027-28 season.
It’s been quite a year for conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson. She formed the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra from scratch and led it on a 12-city tour.
The Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall are dropping their audience mask requirement starting Oct. 24, ending policies in place since they reopened last year.
“A Wrinkle in Time,” the classic sci-fi coming-of-age tale, has been adapted into a film, a TV movie, opera, several plays and a graphic novel.
A Belarusian opera singer who almost lost it all for publicly opposing his nation’s authoritarian leader is rebuilding his life in the U.S.
The Metropolitan Opera is expanding its live telecasts to direct-to-home streaming in areas that don’t have movie theater transmissions, among them Brazil and Italy.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rossini’s “Otello” premiered in 1816, and the musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous play was a hit for seven decades.
NEW YORK (AP) — The first time Sondra Radvanovsky opened the Metropolitan Opera season, she played a mother who contemplates murdering her two young sons as revenge against her faithless lover.
“The Phantom of the Opera” — Broadway’s longest-running show — is scheduled to close in February 2023, a victim of post-pandemic softening in theater attendance in New York.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When composer John Adams decided to base his new work on Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra,” he was aware that the project might evoke an unhappy chapter in opera history.
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — An Argentina-based yoga group sexually exploited vulnerable women it called “geishas” to get money and influence from wealthy and powerful men around the world, including opera star Placido Domingo, who knew the organization’s leaders for more than two decades, according to inter
Opera star Placido Domingo’s name has appeared in an investigation of a sect-like group in Argentina that also had U.S. offices and whose leaders have been charged with numerous crimes, including sexual exploitation.
Lauren Pearl is giving new meaning to the term high-flying soprano. Sure, her latest venture calls for her to sing up to a high C, but plenty of operatic heroines do that.
Soprano Angel Blue says she won’t perform in an opera in Italy this month because blackface was used in the staging of another work this summer.
In the twilight of his music directorship of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti candidly outlined his legacy and implored musicians to remember his instruction on Giuseppe Verdi’s operas: use the 19th century scores without altered notes.
The Metropolitan Opera sold 56% of ticket dollar capacity this season as it returned from a 1 1/2-year absence.
A new documentary about Rudy Giuliani premiering at the Tribeca Festival weaves in musical performances to give the ups and downs of the man once commonly referred to as “America’s Mayor” a touch of opera.
Milan’s famed La Scala opera house has announced the celebration of next season’s gala premiere with the Russian opera “Boris Godunov.”
Fabio Luisi will conduct a Ring Cycle in concert with the Dallas Symphony in from Oct. 13-20, 2024. Luisi, who became music director for the 2020-21 season, will conduct two performances each of “Das Rheingold” and “Die Walküre” in May 2024, then add “Siegfried” and “Götterdämmerung (The Twilight of