Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (left), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (center), and Speaker of the House John Boehner are three key lawmakers in the government shut down and debt ceiling crisis.
A scene from the revival of <em>Einstein on the Beach</em>.
Credit Los Angeles Opera
The epic avant-garde opera <em>Einstein on the Beach</em>, a collaboration between composer Philip Glass, director Robert Wilson and choreographer Lucinda Childs, is being revived for the first time in two decades.
Two hundred years ago today, in a small northern Italian village, a couple named Verdi — tavern owners by trade — welcomed the birth of a baby boy who would later change the face of opera forever. And, whether we recognize it or not, on the bicentennial of his birth, Giuseppe Verdi is still vital.
Originally published on Thu October 10, 2013 10:36 am
Close your eyes, and you may think that this is 1913. In the past few days, the classical music community has been set aflame by recent comments from three prominent male conductors who are — steel yourself — actually saying that women are not capable of standing on the podium.
Originally published on Tue November 19, 2013 11:52 am
It's that time of year again when freshly steamed curtains are rising on opera stages across the country, introducing another new season of performances. And this time, one composer will be popping up more than usual — Giuseppe Verdi.