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In Her Glory Norway’s Lise Davidsen triumphs as Richard Strauss’s Grecian princess Ariadne

August 5, 2022

It’s a Bird, It’s a Song … It’s The Birdsong Project! With more than 200 artists, from Nick Cave to Yo-Yo Ma, offering their takes on avian-inspired sound, there’s something for everyone

Making a Murderer In London, a new play about President Vladimir Putin and Boris Berezovsky, from the man behind The Crown, is both topical and terrifying

The Eternal Quadrangle From Rome, a sumptuous revival of Verdi’s early corker Ernani

July 29, 2022

Out of This World Ghana’s buzziest young artist talks finding inspiration for his supernatural paintings

Rehabilitating Mozart When Peter Sellars and Teodora Currentzis shook up Salzburg with La Clemenza di Tito

July 22, 2022

Once More, with Feeling Alan Cumming stars in a documentary about a 30-year-old Scotsman who went back to high school, posing as a 17-year-old student

Her Sixth Tony The riveting Audra McDonald channels Billie Holiday in decline

July 15, 2022

A Master Trickster, Re-Discovered Remy Charlip created fanciful books for children—as well as everything from theater design to choreography (including the “Air Mail Dances”!)

Portrait Mode Iké Udé’s carefully staged portraits set contemporary subjects in a world inspired by the drama of Dutch old masters

Finnish Firecracker Live from Helsinki: Karita Mattila, diva without borders

July 9, 2022

Beethoven in the Fjord Norway’s superstar of the keyboard, Leif Ove Andsnes, directs a chamber-music festival in his own backyard

Charlie Siem The violin virtuoso and Dior model making classical music cool

End of the Line A Streetcar Named Desire rolls into the 21st century, starring Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster

July 2, 2022

Going Seoul-O Boy band BTS has generated billions for the South Korean economy, but after nine nonstop years, its members are “exhausted” and ready to pursue separate careers

The Monroe Doctrine A new film about Marilyn Monroe starring Ana de Armas follows the release of two documentaries (and Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala wardrobe malfunction), confirming our 60-year obsession with the star

The Noblest Roman of Them All Ben Whishaw’s bespectacled Brutus dominates a Julius Caesar for our time

June 24, 2022