"After all, opera is not just entertainment."
"I discovered that the company was in much worse shape than I had understood."
"The American idioms appear to have sprung from a phrase book edited on another planet."
As the opera Anna Nicole makes its first trip to New York, its composer is having second thoughts.
It's like the theme song to Home Improvement. Just ... opera!
"Gelb has only his own judgment to fall back on, and nobody to tell him when it’s flawed."
Jon and Al Kaplan turn the lowest-brow tenant of pop culture into a highbrow pursuit.
The set for the Met's "Ring" Cycle misbehaves.
We hope the English National Opera has fire, flood, hurricane, earthquake, and asteroid insurance.
Unfortunately, this might not keep the fat lady from singing.
The tenor talks about his unorthodox Metropolitan Opera debut.
So far only those who saw 'Tosca' live got to be outraged — or to be outraged at the outrage.
"He's a very bad director for my money. He should not be allowed to touch these masterpieces."
"I hope the Met's Peter Gelb is already trying to figure out how soon he can scrap this staging."
Luc Bondy: "I'm a third-rate director, and he is a second assistant of Visconti."
“The production made no sense!”
How are the reviews for 'Prima Donna'? Mixed!
Yes, claim his critics.
Or at least, the orchestra and chorus will.
This short-order season is a taut demonstration of what's made this company so indispensable.
Artistic director Neal Goren is, improbably, walking on sunshine.
A former executive director of NYCO says the embattled company will appoint George Steel, the former director of Columbia University's Miller Theater, to the position.
A former high-ranking staff member says declaring bankruptcy is 'a real possibility and perhaps a good option.'