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Opera Pick of the Week From Boston Lyric Opera in a bicoastal partnership with Long Beach Opera, the game-changing miniseries Desert In

July 23, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week In Lo Schiavo, Verdi’s forgotten Brazilian disciple tackles colonialism, South American style

July 17, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Virtual by necessity, the Los Angeles Opera’s shadow-puppet Œdipus Rex capitalizes on artistic techniques refined during the pandemic

June 26, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week From the Grand Théâtre de Genève and the Opéra de Lille, Debussy’s enigmatic Pelléas et Mélisande in a yin-yang pair of new productions

June 26, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week On Site Opera’s The Road We Came explores Black music history in New York City with walking tours of Manhattan and Harlem

June 25, 2021

Classical Music’s Underdog The 24-year-old violinist Randall Goosby has shot to fame on an instrument he named “LeBron”

Opera Pick of the Week The Opéra de Paris comes back to life with The Satin Slipper, Marc-André Dalbavie’s epic of thwarted desire

June 18, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week From Houston Grand Opera, a green-screen Hansel and Gretel with TikTok flair

June 11, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week From Toronto’s Opera Atelier, a Niagara of Baroque images for Handel’s The Resurrection

June 4, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week A new production of Aribert Reimann’s Lear premieres at the Bavarian State Opera

May 28, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Bulgaria’s native son Orlin Anastasov shines in the Sofia Opera’s outdoor Attila

May 21, 2021

Diva’s Welcome Back An interview with French composer Marc-André Dalbavie, whose Le Soulier de Satin, based on the play by Paul Claudel, marks the Paris Opera’s reopening

May 14, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Anthony Davis commemorates the massacre that rocked Tulsa 100 years ago with Fire Across the Tracks, part of the Tulsa Opera’s pandemic recital program Greenwood Overcomes

May 14, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week A digital reboot of the Houston Grand Opera’s Marian’s Song features a libretto by the city’s first Black poet laureate

May 7, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week The Los Angeles Opera mounts a rare revival of Joseph Bologne’s L’Amant Anonyme with a cast from its young-artists program

April 30, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Daniel Catán adapts Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Rappaccini’s Daughter” for a Chicago Opera Theater Spanish-language performance

April 23, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week The Zurich Opera streams a new production of Jacques Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann by Andreas Homoki

April 16, 2021

A Happy Accident Fame didn’t come overnight for Tony-winning actor John Cullum. The film An Accidental Star traces his road from the American South to the Broadway stage

April 16, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Munich’s Bavarian State Opera streams Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, starring American mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey

April 9, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week American soprano Julia Bullock presents a virtual recital alongside pianist Laura Poe

April 2, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Sir David McVicar’s Met Opera staging of Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux, starring Sondra Radvanovsky as Britain’s first Queen Elizabeth

March 26, 2021

Making Waves Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek adapt Lars von Trier’s Breaking the Waves, awarded the 1996 Golden Palm in Cannes, for Opera Philadelphia

March 19, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Live from Florence, pianist Hershey Felder’s musical ode to Puccini

March 11, 2021