Chat rooms as masked ball.
The composer explored the wondrous border zone between the intentional and the accidental.
The set for the Met's "Ring" Cycle misbehaves.
"I have found myself in tears singing very happy Madonna songs."
Unfortunately, this might not keep the fat lady from singing.
So far only those who saw 'Tosca' live got to be outraged — or to be outraged at the outrage.
"He's a very bad director for my money. He should not be allowed to touch these masterpieces."
“The production made no sense!”
Yes, claim his critics.
Or at least, the orchestra and chorus will.
The Metropolitan Opera has borrowed money against the huge paintings by Marc Chagall hanging in its lobby.
The Metropolitan Opera is launching its own video-on-demand service.
Plus: Highbrow day! 'Blackbird' will be a movie, and Placido Domingo returns to the role in which he made his Met debut.
Clearly these Met subscribers have never attempted to purchase an iPhone.
Plus, the 'Times' reveals the planning that went into this seemingly spontaneous moment.
Flórez looks, sounds, and acts nothing at all like Pavarotti, but he did get a Luciano-size ovation.
Rufus Wainwright is still waiting for his encore, but not his mother!
Someone buy these poor opera singers some Airborne. Wait, that doesn't even work!
Has director Adrian Noble decided to dispense with singers altogether for his new production of the Verdi opera?
Soprano Angela Gheorghiu, the self-appointed deity of the operatic stage, apparently has decided that rehearsing is for little people.
Anthony Tommasini is in love; the bloggers are not.
New Line finalizes deal to produce Sex and the City movie, with series creator Michael Patrick King writing and directing and all four stars participating. Kim Cattrall had held things up with contract demands but receives a deal for a future show at HBO as part of negotiations for this project. [Variety]