Opera

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North Koreans Were Treated to a Mining Opera on TV During the Trump-Kim Summit

Complete with jazz hands.
Adam Forrest
6.13.18
Features

DIY Electronic Productions Are Challenging What Opera Can Be

Welcome to opera in the 21st century.
Daniel Shkolnik
7.6.17
Art

A Gothic, Apocalyptic Opera Releases the Demons of Black Collective Consciousness

M. Lamar’s latest performance is a dark opera that meditates upon white suprematism and violence committed against black bodies in the US.
Andrew Nunes
1.17.17
Art

'Breaking the Waves' of a New Kind of Opera

At Prototype Festival, Missy Mazzoli's Lars von Trier adaptation makes a strong case for an alternative Friday evening activity.
Emerson Rosenthal
1.12.17
Music

Music in Prisons, Homeless Shelters, and Refugee Camps Could Change the World

A world-famous opera singer teams up with humanitarian groups for social change.
Catherine Chapman
1.3.17
Design

Master Set Designer George Tsypin Gives a Peek Inside His Process

'George Tsypin Opera Factory: Invisible City' is a new illustrated monograph from Princeton Architectural Press.
Nathaniel Ainley
10.19.16
Art

All This Will Happen, More or Less: A Kurt Vonnegut Opera Debuts in Indiana This Month

Here's a little-known fact: the 'Cat’s Cradle' and 'Slaughterhouse Five' author wrote an opera in the weeks leading up to his death. Now, 'Happy Birthday, Wanda June' makes its long-awaited debut.
Kara Weisenstein
9.10.16
Art

What Do Petroleum, a Paris Opera House, and Noah’s Ark Have in Common?

Tracing the history of a single material, artist Ayoung Kim takes us on a journey connecting localities while disrupting reality.
Alison Roberts
8.30.16
Art

'The Transmigration of Morton F.' is an Interactive, Browser-Based Opera

Film, theatre, and the open world play of video games combine in 'The Transmigration Of Morton F.'
Kevin Holmes
6.22.16
music video

We Got an Opera Critic to Review All the Terrible Music Videos He Sees at the Gym

Not even the obligatory Nazi rape scenes that are now derigueur in European opera houses could have prepared me for the modern music video.
Andrew Mellor
4.6.16
tech

An Artist Created an Opera Performed Through Text Messages

The "audience" will receive two SMS messages a day combining straight narrative, images, and video. The vibration from their phones creates the opera's "music."
Daniel Oberhaus
3.18.16
Art

In Brooklyn, Opera Makes Its Appeal to an Edgier Audience

LoftOpera proves beer and Puccini are the recipe for a raucous night out.
Kara Weisenstein
3.17.16
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