Verdi's late opera is often described as an "autumnal comedy," reflecting a certain warmth and color that has the flavor of the composer's age and place in life. Find out why.
"I don’t think Verdi had much of a sense of humor," F. Paul Driscoll, editor in chief of Opera News tells us. Yet he went on to create one of opera's most important comedies.
As the market for online services that stream music from computers and mobile devices expands, classical music listeners remain at least partly in companies' crosshairs.
Lincoln Center has pledged to make Avery Fisher Hall more wheelchair accessible after the US Attorney filed a lawsuit against the arts complex.
Quick: name the three one-act operas included in Puccini’s Il Trittico. Give up? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. No, we're not talking about Pagliacci – that’s by Leoncavallo. Cavalleria Rusticana isn’t one of them either – that’s by Mascagni.
Quick: name the three one-act operas included in Puccini’s Il Trittico. Give up? Now is your chance to learn with this, the first of a series of introductions to major operas, hosted by Midge Woolsey.
The New York Philharmonic will perform spatial music at the Park Avenue Armory this weekend. In one piece, three orchestras will surround the audience. Another features eight groups.
Monica Huggett, the director of Juilliard’s historical performance program since its inception in 2008, is stepping down, the school said on Monday. Replacing her as director will be Robert Mealy.
Instead of hiring a full-time music director, the Colorado Symphony announced Monday that Andrew Litton will become its next "artistic adviser."
Brigitte Engerer, a French pianist who trained in Moscow and became known for her brilliant interpretations of French and Russian repertoire, died Saturday in Paris.
If you've ever trawled YouTube for Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Liszt’s Totentanz or Chopin’s 24 Etudes, chances are you've encountered a clip of Valentina Lisitsa.
What is it about the big, earth-shattering climaxes in Mahler symphonies or the violent finales of Beethoven string quartets that gets audiences’ hearts racing?
It would appear that someone at the orchestra inadvertently let the information slip out about their next music director.
The Israel Wagner Society thought it had found a suitable venue for a Wagner this coming Saturday at the Tel Aviv Hilton, but hotel officials reportedly changed their mind.
Don Campbell, the author and entrepreneur whose best-selling books The Mozart Effect and The Mozart Effect for Children provocatively argued for music's power to build mental health, died June 2.
Since the release of her debut album "Horses" in 1975, Patti Smith has created music rooted in noisy, primitive, three-chord rock & roll. Smith is also an opera lover.
A number of orchestras are betting on the idea that electronic sounds can coexist in an acoustic format, and theatrical young DJs can attract audiences otherwise put off by concert hall formality.
The Delaware Symphony Orchestra, which was founded in 1929, has suspended operations for next season because of a lack of financial support.
Musicians in the London Symphony Orchestra are reportedly going to join the ranks of Milli Vanilli and mime their performance at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics.