An Italian Jewish priest who ended up selling vegetables and teaching at Columbia University before he died in New York in 1838 is the real star of the new production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” at the Metropolitan Opera.
Tenor Placido Domingo has made history by switching voice types to sing the baritone role of Simon Boccanegra in Berlin, New York, and Milan. Now, three months after his successful operation for colon cancer, he’s in London digging again to the baritone bedrock of his voice.
President Vladimir Putin and performers led by Placido Domingo starred at the opening of a $700 million stage for the Mariinsky Theatre that aims to cement its status as one of the world’s top cultural institutions.
Joanna Lumley is back on the West End stage for the first time in 15 years -- for a role that sees her sport bloomers and curl papers. The actress is throwing away the glamour of the TV parts that have won many male hearts. In “La Bete,” she has chosen the wrong vehicle.
Damon Albarn -- Blur frontman and co- creator of the popular “Dr. Dee” staged by English National Opera in London earlier this year -- invited young audiences to attend ENO’s new cut-price, dress-down events.