“‘The Illusionist.’ First good movie I’ve seen in quite a while,” Bob e-mailed me on Dec. 22.
Anyone who loves jazz, opera and cats was sad to hear that philanthropist and chemist Agnes Varis died on Friday at her home in New York.
New York City Opera is poised to close after years of board missteps and an emergency fundraising appeal that failed.
New York City Opera, created 70 years ago as the “people’s opera” because of its affordable tickets, filed for bankruptcy after years of declining income and a failed fundraising effort.
When the SummerStage free concert series lost soft-drink maker Snapple as its big sponsor, overseer David Rivel began thinking about cutbacks. Then he got a white knight with a flag to wave.
Glyndebourne’s hit 2005 production of Handel’s “Giulio Cesare” sailed into the Metropolitan Opera last Thursday, dropping the original Cleopatra and Julius Caesar along the way.
Imagine opera singers accompanied by Klezmer musicians, a rock and roll band or Yo-Yo Ma.