Opera

In Cantonese opera, Trump finds his twin brother in China

Apr 14, 2019

President Donald Trump is the inspiration for "Trump on Show," a four-day Cantonese opera that reimagines the president's personal life and his fictional twin brother who lives in China

Hungary: 'Porgy and Bess' cast asked to be African American

Apr 9, 2019

The Hungarian State Opera has asked the nearly all-white cast of its production of "Porgy and Bess" to self-identify as African American

Italy's La Scala to run academy for Saudi girls and boys

Mar 27, 2019

The academy of Italy's premier opera house, Teatro alla Scala, has agreed to start a conservatory for both girls and boys in Saudi Arabia

Judge dismisses some of Levine's claims against Met Opera

Mar 26, 2019

A New York judge dismissed portions of the lawsuit filed by former Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine against the company last year

La Scala returns $3.4 million to Saudi Arabia in debacle

Mar 18, 2019

Italy's famed La Scala opera house will immediately return 3 million euros ($3.4 million) sent to an escrow account by Saudi Arabia in what Milan's mayor on Monday termed a badly handled fundraising deal.

La Scala under fire for proposed funding from Saudi Arabia

Mar 11, 2019

Italy's premier opera house, La Scala in Milan, is under fire over a proposal to grant a board seat to Saudi Arabia's culture minister with the promise of 15 million euros in new funding

Pete Townshend novel, 'The Age of Anxiety,' out in November

Mar 5, 2019

Pete Townshend, the man who helped invent the rock opera, has now written a rock novel

Met Opera to hire all-black chorus for 'Porgy and Bess'

Feb 20, 2019

The Metropolitan Opera will hire an all-black outside chorus next season for its first presentation in nearly three decades of the Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess," which opens the season on Sept. 23

Opera, orchestra team up to tell story of deadly 1913 flood

Feb 7, 2019

An opera company and an orchestra are teaming up to tell the story of the 1913 Great Flood, one of the country's worst weather disasters

Tenor on top of the high C's in Donizetti opera

Feb 4, 2019

Tenor Javier Camarena on top of the high C's in Donizetti opera

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