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Child’s Play

Nicolas Party’s techno-colored art is on view in Canada. In an interview, the artist discusses fairy tales, nature, and the power of pastel

A Guide to the Venice Biennale

A Grand Tour of Italy, but Make It Modern

The intimate, under-the-radar homes and studios of 20th-century Italian architects, artists, and designers, from Achille Castiglioni and Gae Aulenti to Giorgio Morandi, are as stunning as the country’s ancient and Renaissance treasures. And they’re open to the public

Irresistible Force, Immoveable Object

A tempestuous English-language Phèdre, starring Helen Mirren

The Tenor from Wakanda

Curtis Bannister crosses the line from opera to action movies

Something Old and New

Before passing down their estate, the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire host two untraditional art exhibitions at Chatsworth House

A Midsummer Night’s Meistersinger

From the Salzburg Festival, Stefan Herheim’s legendary staging of Wagner’s marathon comedy

A Dirty Business

A whistleblower from the factory of millionaire artist Damien Hirst paints a grim scene of low wages and employees knee-deep in formaldehyde

East Meets West in Venice

The First Couple of Pop Art


From the National Theatre, London, a triumphant revival of Angels in America

Dancing on Air

In the second season of Bridgerton, dance—specifically, the ceremonious allemande—speaks louder than any professions of love

India Ennenga and Sebastian Clark

The duo sending pocket-size books—collaborations with artists and writers—to people around the world

The Garbo Modigliani

Sun Worshipper

“Met on Demand” viewers adore Philip Glass’s Akhnaten

That 70s Movie

Largely improvised by an unruly teenage cast, the 1970 black-and-white film Bronco Bullfrog gets a shiny new restoration

Clash of the Titans

In 1958, two Broadway hits, West Side Story and The Music Man, had a fateful showdown, and only one came out on top. This year, we are finally getting a rematch

Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd!

The inimitable, irrepressible Angela Lansbury, on the road as Mrs. Lovett

Nicolas Lefebvre

The mysterious Frenchman making art out of his collector’s items—and keeping mum on his relationship with Monica Bellucci

The Donatello Enigma

Ukraine Answers, “To Be!”

From the Lviv National Opera, the long-suppressed folkloric pageant When the Fern Blooms blazes with heroic national fervor

Genius at Play

Three decades on, the return of Mary Zimmerman’s breakout theater piece The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci

A Legend in the Making

An interview with the Chinese-American composer Huang Ruo about his timeless, timely new opera Book of Mountains & Seas

Oscar Season

Mad, sad, and legendarily bad, Oscar Levant was the showbiz answer to Oscar Wilde. After being forgotten for decades, is Hollywood’s greatest wit ready for his comeback?