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There is modern dance and modern art, indie rock and experimental theater. Within the opera world however, tradition has maintained a firmer grip, and most of us still expect the grand themes, grand scale, and grand voices of the art form’s original 16th-century roots. But for musicians and...
"And now, on with the opera. Let joy be unconfined. Let there be dancing in the streets, drinking in the saloons, and necking in the parlor." —Groucho Marx as Otis B. Driftwood, Night at the Opera If there is concern in the arts community that audiences for the performing arts are shrinking, that...
Man in baseball uniform holding a bat on stage.
Maine is known for many things: lobsters, stunning vistas, lots of snow, lots of moose, and as the birthplace of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Stephen King, to name just a...
Learn about some of opera’s most revered female artists as they talk about their talents, performances, and orchestral works.
A round-up of inspirational quotes to motivate us to work on our art.
More and more, women are cutting a wide swath across the opera landscape. It used to be that women in opera were mainly on-stage or in the costume shop, however now they are beginning to be involved in every aspect of the business of opera. Some are managing opera companies as general directors,...
Former NEA Chairmen celebrate the legacy of the NEA's fourth chairman, Frank Hodsoll.
There is modern dance and modern art, indie rock and experimental theater. Within the opera world however, tradition has maintained a firmer grip, and most of us still expect the grand themes, grand scale, and grand voices of the art form’s original 16 th -century roots. But for musicians and...
Mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn has made it a point of pride to experiment throughout her career. She has performed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, played the part of Miriam in the Moses-inspired video opera Mosheh , and performed with the Wooster Group in La Didione, which she described as "a cross...

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