Tarare is simply one of the most important operas of the Classic era, precisely because it challenges so many aspects of Classic-era “normality.” You won’t believe your ears.
I do not know how BEMF will ever top this. Bravo tutti!
If you are a fan of Mike Nichols’ large and elegant body of work, you’ll regret as I did that the authors did not take the time to create the kind of book he deserved.
Even taking into consideration my several objections, this Faust is one of the most accomplished and intriguing opera releases of recent years.
There are few films these days that feel like such a familiar and sorely-needed balm for stressful times.
Colorful, characterful, and full of worldly wisdom, The Last Sorcerer—by a skilled and imaginative composer, to a text by the great Russian novelist— receives a superb world-premiere recording, with Met mezzo Jamie Barton and bass-baritone Eric Owens.
Tony Kushner attempts a re-write of his first professional play. The results are decidedly mixed.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band is capping another remarkable year of transition and growth, some of it spurred by tragedy.
Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual art, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks.
Ken Ludwig’s stage version of Murder on the Orient Express is an enjoyable diversion.