Academy Award winner Sofia Coppola is poised to make her operatic debut this May in Rome. News of her upcoming endeavor include an announcement that she will direct a new production of Verdi's classic La Traviata.
Renee Fleming, Jonas Kaufmann, Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko and many more will be featured on the highly acclaimed Royal Opera House Cinema Season as it returns this Fall to Symphony Space's Jay Sharp Theatre.
The Glyndebourne Festival is underway, a 50th anniversary season already marked by the sad death of its previous owner-chairman Sir George Christie, a scandal around critics' comments on a female singer's (by no means unusual) body shape, and a production of Der Rosenkavalier that opens on its Marschallin naked in the shower. And it only opened less a week ago!
A dying art? James Inverne picks five of the best cinematic opera adaptations.
Italy's opera house La Scala will scale back on productions in the 2013-2014 season because of the economic crisis and lower state support, its general manager said on Thursday.
Going track-by-track, in 50 words or less, through all 15 of E.L. James' favorite classical music. Today...Verdi, 'La Traviata' Prelude (15x50).