Opera

Tree standing in field, as seen from inside Thomas Schütte's art sculpture titled 'Crystal'
Courtesy of The Clark Art Institute

A new opera company takes aim at industry norms and spreads its wings at the Berkshire's scenic Clark Art Institue.

Pictured: Jonathon Loy (left) and Brian Garman (right), co-founders of the Berkshire Opera Festival
Matt Madison-Clark

Built on the dreams of two friends, a young festival finds its voice in the culturally rich landscape of the Berkshires with an opera of striking relevance for our times.

This week New Orleans hosts a peppery performance that was almost lost to the past.

Conductor Paul Mauffray discovered a program for the 1894 show Tabasco: A Burlesque Opera while rifling through historic music in his hometown, which celebrates its 300th anniversary this year.

Image of Auguste Rodin's sculpture "Les bourgeois de Calais"
Adam Rzepka / Musée Rodin, Paris

Conductor Gil Rose discusses Donizetti's "Siege of Calais," and the thrill and value in dusting off this unknown work by one of the opera world's most well-known stars.

One of the world's best-known opera stars, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, has announced that she will never sing in public again — bringing a long, storied career to a close.

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