“I get so absorbed in my roles, it’s like a drug,” says opera star Jonas Kaufmann . “I have to remember to keep control. I don’t want to end up really killing the soprano. I just want to make it look like it.”
You don’t need elephants and pyramids for a successful production of Verdi’s “Aida.” You do need a Triumphal March with all the trimmings, and a claustrophobic atmosphere of love thwarted by authority.
Louis C.K. is back on HBO with new comedy material, Eric Clapton brings some great guitarists to Madison Square Garden and the “Disappearing Act V” film festival gives you the chance to see the work of European directors.