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  • Met Opera commissions Muhly to compose 'Marnie' for 2019-20

    The Metropolitan Opera has commissioned Nico Muhly to compose "Marnie" for its 2019-20 season, based on Winston Graham's 1961 novel that was adapted into an Alfred Hitchcock movie.
  • Renee Fleming is a Lyric operative

    Renee Fleming is a Lyric operative
    The diva sat at the conference table, pen in hand, taking notes and occasionally offering comments on administrative matters and programming ideas. Twelve hours earlier, she'd been elsewhere in the building: on the stage singing one of her signature roles...

    Bess Myerson, Miss America who rose in politics and fell in scandal, dies at 90

    Bess Myerson, the former beauty queen, television personality and New York politician who spent four decades in the public eye before her glamorous image was tarnished by scandal, has died. She was 90. Myerson died Dec. 14 at her home in Santa Monica....

    San Diego Opera will close, in 'a sign of the times'

    The San Diego Opera shocked many in the arts world by announcing it will cease operations at the end of the current season, citing a tough fundraising environment and weak ticket sales. The company's board voted to shut down rather than declare...

    Supertitles, once denounced, loom large in modern-day opera

    Supertitles, once denounced, loom large in modern-day opera
    "Celluloid condoms between the audience and the immediate gratification of understanding." "More like watching Playboy TV than having sex." Hyperbolic outbursts are not uncommon in opera, but rarely were they so concentrated or, um, vivid. ----------...