Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Thursday, June 05, 2014
As the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss arrives, our latest podcast considers the composer's activities under the Nazi regime, and how his later works should be judged.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
On Sunday, a new opera company will make its début in Boston: Odyssey Opera, founded by conductor Gil Rose. Their first offering is ambitious, writes Marion Rosenberg.
Monday, July 22, 2013
By Brian Wise
We've asked several Wagner scholars, conductors and critics about how they deal with issues around Wagner's troublesome character traits: his anti-Semitism, misogyny and narcissism.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
A production of Tannhauser is causing a stir because of Nazi-themed scenes showing people dying in gas chambers and members of a family having their heads shaved before being executed.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
A New Jersey prosecutor says a homeless, 19-year-old unemployed man charged in the firebombings of two synagogues is an anti-Semite who intended to cause harm. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said Tuesday that investigators believe Anthony Graziano of Lodi knew there were people inside when he threw Molotov cocktails into a Rutherford synagogue building that also houses the rabbi's family.
Friday, November 04, 2011
When the Los Angeles Opera staged Wagner’s Ring cycle in 2009, there were protests. But when the Metropolitan Opera presented its Ring, there was been hardly a dissenting voice – locally that is.
Monday, July 25, 2011
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.
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
New York culture bloggers, writers and designers applauded Christian Dior's move to fire its long-time chief designer John Galliano on Tuesday over anti-Semitic remarks he allegedly made in a Paris bar.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
On Wednesday, Michael Enright, 21, a college student who had just returned from doing volunteer work in Afghanistan, was charged with using a tool to slash the neck and face of a New York City taxi driver after the driver told Enright he was a Muslim.
Police have deemed the attack a hate crime — and the suspect is being held without bail on charges of attempted murder and assault. The New York Taxi Workers Alliance has recommended that its members refrain from talking about religion with their customers, and Muslim cab drivers aren't the only ones worried that the debate over the Islamic Cultural Center, Park 51, has brought on a new wave of "Islamophobia."