Tag Archives: Opera

At Salzburg Whitsun, a Travesty Is a Good Thing

Source: New York Times » Music

The singer and artistic director Cecilia Bartoli will perform the male lead in “Ariodante,” continuing her singular career decisions.

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For the Vienna Philharmonic, Summer Means Schönbrunn

Source: New York Times » Music

The globally popular outdoor concert at the palace will include Renée Fleming, “Harry Potter” film music and Christoph Eschenbach’s conducting.

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Barbara Smith Conrad, Singer at Center of Integration Dispute, Dies at 79

Source: New York Times » Music

As a 19-year-old University of Texas student in 1957, Ms. Conrad became the focus of attention when a state legislator objected to her casting in a mixed-race production of “Dido and Aeneas.”

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Review: Renée Fleming’s Poignant Farewell to ‘Der Rosenkavalier’

Source: New York Times » Music

This superstar soprano has been retiring her signature roles one by one, and however her career evolves, she should be proud of this magnificent performance at the Met.

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Kurt Moll, German Basso Profundo, Dies at 78

Source: New York Times » Music

He was his generation’s pre-eminent Baron Ochs in “Der Rosenkavalier,” mixing humor with a tinge of menace. His Ochs is preserved on many recordings.

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A Word With: Kiera Duffy on Becoming Bess, the Heroine of ‘Breaking the Waves’

Source: New York Times » Music

This soprano discusses how she prepared for the role of the doomed protagonist in what was “probably the most rigorous routine” of her professional life.

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Classical Music This Week

Source: New York Times » Music

A revival of “Salome” at the Met, a “Macbeth” in Brooklyn, the St. Thomas choir’s “Messiah” and Kun Woo Paik at the Philharmonic.

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Remember When ‘Figaro’ Was Set in Trump Tower?

Source: New York Times » Music

Peter Sellars on his Reagan-era staging of “Le Nozze di Figaro” (1988), why he chose the setting, and what Mozart was saying about money, class and power.

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