Thursday, October 24, 2013
Among the hundreds of Shakespeare-based operas, truly successful examples are astonishingly rare — a generous estimate would put the count at about half-a-dozen. Even more remarkable is that Verdi alone accounted for three of them. His Macbeth may not be heard quite so often as Otello and Falstaff, but it's still among his finest scores.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Alan Cumming likes doing accents. He’s played a German mutant in the X-Men franchise, a Russian Bond villain, and the venomous Washington operative Eli Gold on The Good Wife. Cumming is actually Scottish and he is playing a famous Scot on Broadway right now in Macbeth ...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
In the latest installment of Operavore's "Warm Up" series, Thomas Hampson reveals his secret to mediating his big thoughts with big roles.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Five years ago, the LA Times named Thomas Hampson’s title role performance in Verdi’s Macbeth at the San Francisco Opera one of the “Best of 2007.” This week, the baritone brings his portrayal of the Shakespeare character to the Met for the first time. He joins us in the studio to talk about this role - and his other recent projects.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
WNYC reviews a double bill of two “radio plays”: a reenactment of "War of the Worlds," and an unsettling, deconstructed "Macbeth" using Welles’ original play script.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
By Jess Jiang
This week, the Royal Shakespeare Company announced that it will come to New York for a five-play residency during the summer of 2011, as part of the Lincoln Center Festival. And the company will perform the plays in a full-scale replica of its Stratford-upon-Avon theater reconstructed inside the ...