Opera

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

Opera singer Daniels, husband arrested on sex assault charge

Jan 30, 2019

Police have arrested a renowned opera singer and University of Michigan professor on allegations that he and his husband in 2010 sexually assaulted a singer in Houston

Dutoit to conduct French orchestra after sexual abuse claims

Jan 30, 2019

A Swiss conductor who has faced multiple accusations of sexual assault will conduct a concert by the National Orchestra of France

Mezzo J'Nai Bridges rising fast in opera world

Jan 21, 2019

Budding opera star J'Nai Bridges says she's ready for "Carmen" now

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