Maybe it was the Haribo gummy bears we ate on an empty stomach. Maybe it was the anemic last act of "Parsifal," conducted by Christoph Eschenbach. But as Loot sprinted across a median for one of the few cabs that ventured near the Kennedy Center's silent parking lot, the visit left a sour taste in our mouth.
Puccini’s Tosca has a great entrance, a fabulous exit and a fine aria in between, in which she sings of living for her art. There isn’t a soprano out there who doesn’t dream of singing the part of the doomed diva.
Three weeks into the bankruptcy of New York City Opera, there’s discussion in opera circles about how to reconstitute it under a different management to provide the country’s most populous city with an alternative to the Metropolitan Opera.
New York City’s Metropolitan Opera Association, the largest U.S. performing arts organization, plans to sell $100 million of taxable debt to end a swap agreement and repay loans from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.