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Risky Regie: Musings on the Nazi Tannhäuser

Hello, opera people of the world! I have been away for quite a while, haven’t I? Well, I’m back today with my opinions and musings on that controversial production of Tannhäuser from Dusseldorf that was set in a concentration camp. My article about it is published here, in the May issue of an online magazine […]

Blanche is Not an Asset to the Abbey: Dialogues des Carmelites at the Metropolitan Opera in Review

For the first time in ten years, the Met revived its iconic production of Francis Poulenc’s opera, Dialogues des Carmelites- Dialogues of the Carmelites, which opened this afternoon. At the heart of the story is the eviction of a convent of Carmelite nuns during the French Revolution.  The nuns are from a wide spectrum of […]

An Interview with Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of the American Lyric Theater

Nobody can turn away from the fact that the economy is difficult and money is tight. In a society that doesn’t value the arts the way it used to, performing arts companies, opera companies, in particular, have suffered. However, under the skillful leadership of Lawrence Edelson, the American Lyric Theater located in New York City […]