As the Met Opera prepares to stage only its second opera composed by a woman, the industry as a whole is finally fostering female talent.
The Opera Guide – just updated in a new digital edition – features the world’s 100 most performed composers. With almost 20% of that number still writing today, its editor picks ten living composers who’re new to the guide
Can opera ever meet twenty-first-century standards of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS? Should it even try?
Before Richard Strauss, before Richard Wagner, more than Hansel and Gretel, and even more than Mozart, the most German opera is, and always will be, Der Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber.
Forty-five minutes before curtain on a Wednesday night in March, the soprano Diana Damrau was not sure she would be able to go on that night in the title role of Jules Massenet’s “Manon.”