Salvatore Licitra, a tenor who rose to fame as a last-second substitute for Luciano Pavarotti at the Met, died on Monday after being severely injured in a motorbike accident.
In Verona, Italy, massive opera productions take place every summer in a Roman coliseum. In San Francisco and Washington, DC, operas will be simulcast on ballpark jumbotrons. Can stadiums and ballparks bring opera back to its populist roots?
Protesters disrupted a performance Thursday by the Israel Philharmonic and violinist Gil Shaham as part of the BBC Proms, one of Britain’s most venerable concert series.
Salvatore Licitra, one of the leading tenors on the international opera scene, is hospitalized in critical condition in hospital near Modica, Sicily from injuries sustained in a traffic accident on a Vespa on Sunday.
A day after Argentine-Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim led his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in a concert at the borders of North and South Korea, he is now hoping to bring the ensemble to Cairo's Tahrir Square.
In what appears to be a pioneering venture for both parties, the New York Philharmonic has signed an agreement with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra to collaborate on a new orchestral training institute in Shanghai.
Three weeks after it sparked online controversy, Nonesuch Records has changed the cover art for WTC 9/11, a forthcoming album featuring Steve Reich’s eponymous composition about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
They're getting the band back together. Well, the orchestra. Just four months after the Syracuse Symphony filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, plans are now afoot to revive the defunct orchestra.
The struggling New York City Opera has accused the head of its musicians’ union of threatening members who choose to take work with the company without a contract in place.
It was only a matter of time. Ravel’s Bolero, the world's longest and most seductive musical crescendo, has been given the flash-mob treatment.
An estimated 1,000 people lined up Thursday morning in Times Square to receive tickets for a free concert in Central Park featuring the Italian tenor and crossover artist Andrea Bocelli. Watch the final moments in this audio slideshow.
George Manahan, New York City Opera’s music director, has left after thirteen years at the beleaguered company.
Following in the footsteps of Fiorello LaGuardia, Rudolph Giuliani and David Dinkins, Mayor Michael Bloomberg will conduct the Encores! Orchestra at the re-opening of New York City Center on October 25.
A Conservative Member of Parliament has admitted to taking drugs with violinist Nigel Kennedy and dancing with him at a nightclub in the latest twist in the British phone-hacking scandal.
Placido Domingo, the peripatetic tenor, conductor and opera house impresario, added another feather to his cap on Tuesday: as the new chairman of IFPI, a British trade group representing the recording industry.
The Israel Chamber Orchestra is set to perform a work by Adolf Hitler's favorite composer, Richard Wagner, in a taboo-breaking concert in Germany.
It is a rite of passage for elite chamber musicians that involves a pilgrimage to a hilltop in Vermont where cell phone reception is spotty and meandering dirt roads pass stands selling maple syrup and cheddar cheese.
Since 2004, Tora Yi has been the owner of Ido Sushi in the West Village. His restaurant features a traditional Japanese menu but it’s the sideline that elicits stares and puzzled remarks from passersby.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is the example of an orchestra for which everything seemed to be going well. Now it's reported that the orchestra is in considerable debt.
The unions representing performers at the struggling New York City Opera are taking their fight to the Attorney General's office. They believe the company has violated its endowment agreement, or committed other financial fraud.