Marion Lignana Rosenberg appears in the following:
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A present-day sorcerer, a rising star, a beloved veteran, and Schubert-inspired Yiddishkeit: Operavores who enjoy great Lieder singing will find much to savor in these recent releases.
Friday, April 19, 2013
In the second of our two-part survey on new books for Operavores, we spotlight a book on the genesis of 15 great operas.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
With springtime comes a bounty of new books for Operavores. In the first of two posts, we consider new books on urban history and a much-maligned composer’s modernity.
Monday, April 01, 2013
A documentary and ongoing concert project looks at the Terezín concentration camp, where inmates sang the Verdi Requiem for their own dignity and solace—and to challenge their Nazi captors.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
As the Bach 360 festival turns its focus Sunday to J.S. Bach's cantatas, Operavore writer Marion Lignana Rosenberg considers the universality of the sacred vocal works, in light of a controversial recording series.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Gotham Chamber Opera is to give the New York premiere of Cavalli's 1668 opera about the decadent life of the notorious Roman emperor. It was among the first in a long line of racy topics.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Three recent recordings – by Jonas Kaufmann, Karina Gauvin and Max Emanuel Cencic – serve up wide-raging modes of delight and bravura.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Lunar New Year began on Sunday, and the moon plans an important role in Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, one of the most popular Western operas with an Asian setting.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
A new exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum and the premiere of a work by Kate Soper remind us of the abiding importance of the Orpheus myth.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
In the face of a "dwindling of new works," an opera festival highlights ready-to-tour productions of modern chamber operas.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Blogger Marion Lignana Rosenberg lists the top five performances of 2012, plus five of the best opera recordings. And yes, there’s a lump of coal for those who served up duds.
Monday, December 03, 2012
Whether you’re naughty or nice, choosing presents for yourself or for others, our holiday picks will please even the most discerning opera lovers. Be sure to check out WQXR's Gift Guide too.
Monday, November 26, 2012
A new 600-page history of opera is a "bracingly intelligent postmortem" that "inspires a good deal of hope about a supposedly lifeless corpus," writes Marion Lignana Rosenberg.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
"Every musical career has an arc, and right now Joyce DiDonato is at the apogee of vocal and artistic splendor," writes Marion Lignana Rosenberg. Tenor Nicholas Phan "seems in thrall to his illustrious forebear Sir Peter Pears."
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Women and madness is a primal operatic theme, heard in everything from Monteverdi’s Arianna to Donizetti’s Lucia and on to Régine Saint Laurent, the overwrought title character in Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna.