Finding A Way In Isabel Leonard discusses dance training as character building, singing as expression, Frozen versus The Magic Flute, Mozart and Rossini as base building, trouser roles, and contemporary opera.
Why Not! Kristine Opolais discusses Mozart, Puccini, her rise to stardom and the operatic personality.
A Vocal Culture The World Choir Games draws twenty-eight thousand singers to Latvia.
An Upstart Latvian in Ozawa’s Court Andris Nelsons takes the reins at the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
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Sound Spaces The architecture of music.
Playing Well with Others Principals from the New York Philharmonic bring a sense of ensemble to Shanghai.
The Maestro Next Door In Rochester, New York, the seeds for a young conductor’s return.
’It’s Happening Again’ Twin Peaks will return - reviving a musical landscape unmatched in American television.
Time Off Wherein the violinist takes a break.
River Walk Renaissance Against the odds, a new opera company in San Antonio, Texas.
Atypical Approach Stefan Jackiw’ s is a singular path.
Opera Tiger China must now be considered a player on the world opera stage.
Portrait of a Portraitist The Life and Times of Virgil Thomson.
Southern Harmony The programming genius of Robert Shaw.
The American Romantic John Lahr on Tennessee Williams.
Kung Fu and the Art of Pianism Andreas Haefliger finds a freer connection to the keyboard.
In Real Time Rising pianist Christian Sands on playing jazz.
Tasting Menu Short programs in Montreal.
recommendedDances from Benjamin Grosvenor; Kabalevsky miniatures; Johannes Verhulst quartets; Joyce DiDonato in Naples; Schulhoff you haven’t heard; Schubert symphonies; Bach from Lisa Batiashvili and friends; John Luther Adams’ Become Ocean; a period Mozart Requiem; War and Peace and Vaughan Williams; resonant Couperin; Gardiner and the LSO deliver Mendelssohn and Schumann; Anna Netrebko as Joan of Arc; and Italian Baroque from Rachel Podger
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