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Review: An Opera Saw Red-Pill Culture Coming. Now, It’s Back.

Robert Ashley’s 1994 opera “Foreign Experiences,” a portrait of a paranoid mind in free fall, is part of a wave…

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Anthony Roth Costanzo, Star Countertenor, to Lead Opera Philadelphia

Costanzo will be a rare figure in classical music: an artist in his prime who is also working as an…

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La Scala Opera Taps an Italian to Be Its Next Leader

Fortunato Ortombina, the general director of Teatro La Fenice, Venice’s opera house, will succeed Dominique Meyer, a respected French impresario.

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‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ Review: A Met Milestone Returns

After making history as the Metropolitan Opera’s first work by a Black composer, Terence Blanchard’s “Fire” is back — with…

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A Conductor Who Believes That No Artist Can Be Apolitical

At Munich’s prestigious opera house, the Russian-born Vladimir Jurowski has broadened the repertoire while rooting his work in political awareness.

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Peter Eotvos, Hungarian Modernist Composer and Conductor, Dies at 80

A tireless advocate of contemporary music, he adapted literary sources both modern and classic, instilling his work with “inimitable character…

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Aribert Reimann, Masterful German Opera Composer, Is Dead at 88

His works, which were radically individual, were among the most celebrated of the late 20th and early 21st century.

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Review: ‘The Shell Trial’ Seeks a Guilty Party in Climate Change

Ellen Reid and Roxie Perkins’s new opera, about events still in progress, finds fault and complicity in every player of…

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Thomas Adès Takes a Step Toward the Classical Music Canon

As Adès premieres an orchestral work, “The Exterminating Angel” is receiving something rare in contemporary opera: a new production.

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Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez, the Diva of ‘Diva,’ Dies at 75

A soprano who rose from South Philadelphia to the opera houses of Europe, she was memorably seen and heard in…

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