Vocalist Brian Asawa died on Monday, aged 49. The Japanese-American countertenor, nephew of sculptor Ruth Asawa, was a celebrated operatic performer with close ties to the New York Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco's Merola Opera Program.
The first in a new series of conductor interviews finds James Inverne talking Strauss, sonic character and method acting with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's music director.
The Minnesota Opera recently announced that it has commissioned an opera based on Stephen King's 'The Shining.' Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec will work with librettist Mark Campbell to adapt King's 1977 horror classic. The opera will receive its world première in 2016.
Classical music has its share of crossover artists, but is this really advancing the art form?