Who says opera should only be staged and performed by big opera houses?
Small opera companies have the capacity to refuel people’s attention on this art, breaking the rituals and engaging new and old audiences.
Composing is a reflection of everyday life and how you live your emotions throughout it. Live mildly and you’ll get bland notes out of your pen. But why do that when you can have no fear of right or wrong and listen to the radio in colors?
The Italian government cuts once again orchestra funds. The country of culture keeps drowning.
A recent interview to Franz Welser-Möst got me thinking about Karl Böhm and how much a certain approach can affect the end result of a production.
A midsummer night’s rant on ego-driven performances and their lack of appeal.
The recent production of Guillame Tell at ROH staged a rape scene. Does it help the opera or does it take away from the music?
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