With a new batch of book adaptations for the cinema always in Hollywood development, blogger Olivia Giovetti compares the "no rules" process of film and operatic adaptations.
On the anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock's birth, Olivia Giovetti looks at how the famed film director transformed cinema into opera.
This week on The New Canon, we get up close and personal with Cornelius Dufallo's "Journaling," our current Q2 Music Album of the Week, and with new recordings of music by Ernst Krenek, Helmut Lachenmann, Poul Ruders and more.
As the Olympics will soon draw to a close, Olivia Giovetti lingers in England (metaphorically speaking) to count down the top ten operas set in the country of Harry Potter, Mary Poppins and James Bond.
The news that writer Jonah Lehrer fabricated portions of his latest book makes blogger Olivia Giovetti consider how commonplace appropriation and theft is in classical music and opera.
This week on The New Canon, catch some breezes from Estonia with new recordings by native bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann and composer Arvo Pärt. The latter's new album, Pilgrim's Song, is this week's Q2 Music Album of the Week.
Twin filmmakers Stephen and Timothy Quay are known for their stop-motion animation techniques. They've also put an enigmatic stamp on a handful of operas, as blogger Olivia Giovetti explains.
Chabrier's sprawling opera The King in Spite of Himself is getting a revival. Blogger Olivia Giovetti writes that it "will leave you gasping for air as you try to keep up."
This week on the New Canon, we look at our current album of the week, a two-track EP by pianist Lisa Moore and composer Donnacha Dennehy called Stainless Staining. We'll also hear some new releases and historic reissues with an Eastern European flair.
Most operas hinge on one form of con or another, writes blogger Olivia Giovetti. Among the shadiest are Die Fledermaus, Madama Butterfly, and especially, the Mozart-Daponte trilogy.
One year after Amy Winehouse's death, Olivia Giovetti examines the soulful pop star's lasting legacy to the operatic world.
This week on the New Canon, we survey our current album of the week: the world premiere recordings of 20th-century Danish composer Vagn Holmboe's chamber symphonies, recorded for Dacapo by John Storgards and the Lapland Chamber Orchestra. We take a different tack, however, by playing these three works in reverse and interspersing them with other solid new releases along the way.
Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti reviews Pina Bausch's "Orpheus and Eurydice," which fuses opera with dance at the hands of the Paris Opera Ballet as part of the Lincoln Center Festival.
The day of a show is full of decisions for mezzo-soprano Kate Aldrich, important decisions like: Radicchio or porcini mushrooms? With sausage or without?
This week on the New Canon, we get a taste of Glenn Gould's composer side in a new record courtesy of pianist Sasha Grynyuk. On a recording that also features a work by Friedrich Gulda and an arrangement from Grynyuk himself, it's our Album of the Week.
With summer beach reading season underway, we turn to some of today's top singers and conductors and ask: what’s your favorite book?
With Bastille Day less than a week off, Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti looks at the ten greatest French recital recordings.
In December 2000, Michael Nyman ventured to India for one month as part of an attempt to bridge the gap between Western and Indian classical traditions.
This week on the New Canon, we bliss out with an old favorite recently rereleased in Michael Nyman's Sangam. Meaning "confluence" or "coming together" in Sanskrit, the title represents Nyman's journeys throughout India between 2000 and 2002.
Lincoln Center Festival is taking a lean approach to several of its dramatic and musical offerings this year, with a one-person play and operas for one or two people. Olivia Giovetti reports.