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Phillipa Soo She originated the role of Eliza Hamilton in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit. Now the American actress is branching out

Curtain Up on a New Era The Lyric Opera of Chicago’s incoming music director, Enrique Mazzola, strives for golden-age excellence—and a new populism

Opera Pick of the Week From La Scala, a timeless account of Verdi’s Un Ballo In Maschera led by Riccardo Muti, his supreme living interpreter

September 10, 2021

Isaac Benigson The British artist’s colorful work made it to London’s Royal Academy of Arts before he graduated from high school

Paging Picasso! A new book traces the painter’s life—Paris, women, wars, and all

Opera Pick of the Week The certain something in this pandemic Don Giovanni from Prague is the unique aura of the theater in which it was filmed

September 1, 2021

The Bright Side of Life A swarm of musicals open in London’s West End, proving that both the fun and the show must go on

Kate Moennig The actress’s pandemic podcast with The L Word co-star Leisha Hailey has become the new gay go-to

Joan of Art Joan Mitchell, who revolutionized postwar American art alongside “Ninth Street women” Lee Krasner and Elaine de Kooning, finally gets her due

Opera Pick of the Week Yuval Sharon’s Twilight: Gods crunches Richard Wagner’s four-night “Ring” cycle into a 60-minute crawl through a parking garage

August 27, 2021

An Icelandic River Runs Through It Forget polo: salmon fishing in the North Atlantic, a favorite of Eric Clapton and Prince Charles, is the real sport of kings

Opera Non Buffa Opera is back with the summer festivals of Salzburg, Bayreuth, and Aix-en-Provence, but it’s as bleak as Mozart’s Requiem

Opera Pick of the Week Stone Age Mozarteans up in arms about Munich’s new-school Idomeneo will still surrender to the incandescent Emily D’Angelo

August 20, 2021

Gen X Marks the Spot Thirty years ago next month, Nirvana released Nevermind. Music was never the same

Ons Jabeur The young Tunisian tennis pro is gunning for a Grand Slam and paving the way for more of Africa’s rising stars

Opera Pick of the Week Everest, Joby Talbot’s intimate epic, expands its already considerable reach as the world’s first (we think) graphic-novel opera

August 13, 2021

The Music Man Meet Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, a proud Chicaksaw composer with a thing for Shostakovich

August 13, 2021