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The Eternal Quadrangle

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

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

Milton Avery, Re-Discovered

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

Portrait Mode

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

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”!)

A Poet’s Painter

Finnish Firecracker

Live from Helsinki: Karita Mattila, diva without borders

Charlie Siem

The violin virtuoso and Dior model making classical music cool

Beethoven in the Fjord

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

End of the Line

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

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

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

Rebel with a Cause

The Noblest Roman of Them All

Ben Whishaw’s bespectacled Brutus dominates a Julius Caesar for our time

Faith Restored

Never a Dull Moment

The French photographer Nicolas Rachline’s portraits evoke a colorful life on the move

Pete Doherty’s Wasteland

Hard drugs, a spell in prison, and matching tattoos with Kate Moss—the Libertines singer’s new confessional memoir doesn’t miss a beat

Love in the Heavens, Love on Earth

Live from San Francisco, Bright Sheng’s spacey Dream of the Red Chamber

Beyond Face Value

A Collector’s Collector

20th-Century Picture Show

A new coffee-table book collects some of the last century’s most enduring photographs, shot by Norman Parkinson, Sebastião Salgado, Weegee, and others