Tag Archive | Opera

The Death of Klinghoffer: The Operatic Face of Terrorism

It seems like the Met hasn’t been able to catch a break this season. After the controversy about union contracts there was the controversy of them laying off 22 of their 254 administrative staff positions. Now they are facing protests on their season’s opening night performance of “The Marriage of Figaro.” You might be asking what […]

Nine times…a charm

I was extremely heartened to read the New York Times article by Zachary Woolfe about his experience viewing a single opera nine times at the Met. His usual seat, (the Times’ reviewer’s seat, Row L seats 1-3 and likely on that early press opening-night,) had afforded him a lovely place on a lovely night to review […]

Je vous presente: The Multifaceted Artists of CocoRosie, Bianca and Sierra Casady (watch the videos)

Early in October, I spontaneously went to a CocoRosie concert at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston.  With only a hunch that I’d like their music, I frantically called my musical genius brother, Ryan, to get his advice and he said I should absolutely go.  So, I went.  And thank the gods I did. CocoRosie […]

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The arts have always been a vehicle for social commentary. They have always acted as a way for artists to address issues varying from local topics to large-scale world issues. Whether a piece directly articulates how that specific artist is feeling about an issue or a member of the staff or artistic team dedicates a […]