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Opera Pick of the Week Der Zwerg (The Dwarf), Alexander von Zemlinsky’s decadent exploration of the female gaze, in rival productions from the transgressive hot spots of Amsterdam and Berlin

November 22, 2021

World on a String Tony Sarg transformed the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with his fantastical designs

The Secret History An exhibition at the Jewish Museum sheds light on the story of the famed Ephrussi family, told by Edmund de Waal in The Hare with Amber Eyes

Opera Pick of the Week From San Francisco, an intriguing new take on Così fan tutte, Mozart’s politically scandalous, musically sublime comedy of deception

November 19, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week With the recital album Baritenor, the singer-scholar Michael Spyres mines music history for sheer delight

November 12, 2021

Mann, Uninterrupted Aimee Mann, who provided the songs for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia and was one of the Big Lebowski nihilists, has a new album

Opera Pick of the Week From Brussels, The Time of Our Singing, an operatic mixed-race American family saga, speaks to our historical moment with an eloquence that transcends it

November 2, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Love hurts in Jenůfa, Leoš Janáček’s tragedy from the hinterlands of Moravia, brought to thrilling life at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in London

October 28, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week What’s better, sex or salvation? Tannhäuser, Wagner’s schizophrenic singer of courtly love songs, simply cannot decide

October 21, 2021

Chic Korea Squid Game, Parasite, BTS—there’s a “K-” revolution afoot, and for once that prefix isn’t followed by “ardashian”

We’ll Always Have Fabio How does a certain bronzed male model with free-flowing golden hair stay relevant? By remaining every bit himself … and sleeping in a hyperbaric chamber

Opera Pick of the Week If you liked The Bride of Frankenstein, you’ll love Charles Gounod’s Gothic thriller La Nonne Sanglante

October 14, 2021

Cosmic Yuri A new biography details the life of Yuri Soloviev, the best ballet dancer you’ve never heard of

October 12, 2021

No Time to Di The filmed Broadway show Diana: The Musical is now streaming on Netflix and it’s so bad … it’s worse than Cats

La Dolce Marina A documentary on the Italian film producer Marina Cicogna, who worked with everyone from Sergio Leone to Franco Zeffirelli, premieres in Rome

A Classicist at Heart Whatever it might mean for him to “play the race card,” the tenor Russell Thomas isn’t having any