Opera

Note to Minnesota: Real Vikings didn't wear horns

If you’re thinking there’s no Viking love to be found in this town this week, look no further than South Philly, right across Pattison Avenue from …

Archaeology

Plácido Domingo Will Star in 2 Productions in Los Angeles Opera’s 2018–2019 Season

The company’s general director will sing in both the opening production of Don Carlo and El Gato Montes: The Wildcat.<p>Los Angeles Opera General …

Metropolitan Opera

Spotify Gets Into Pet Adoption After Learning Dogs Have Their Own Musical Tastes

A recent study from the University of Glasgow suggested each individual dog has his or her own unique taste in music. This was music to Spotify’s …

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Opera star Jonas Kaufmann returns to the spotlight

NEW YORK — Jonas Kaufmann, the world’s most sought-after tenor, hopes his cancellations are mostly in the past.<p>Back in the United States after a …

The Arts

Carillion: Six charts that explain what happened

<b>The collapse of construction giant Carillion has put thousands of jobs at risk across the UK. Here are six charts and maps that tell the story of the firm's demise.</b><p>1. Carillion employed a lot of people<p>Carillion may not have been a household name, but it employed 43,000 staff globally, around half …

Santander UK

New ways of seeing invisible histories

Enough has been said, in both images and print, about Mumbai’s unique art deco architecture, second only to that of Miami’s in the sheer quantity of …

Royal Opera House

Classical Music in NYC This Week

<i>Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.</i><p><b>CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA</b> at Carnegie Hall (Jan. 23-24, 8 p.m.). Whether you think this is the best orchestra in the country, like my colleague Zachary Woolfe, or simply very, very good indeed, any visit from this storied old band to New York is …

Orchestras

San Francisco Opera’s New Season Includes Sondra Radvanovsky in Roberto Devereux, David McVicar’s Rusalka, and More

The 2018–2019 lineup also includes a new staging of Tosca.<p>San Francisco Opera’s 2018–2019 season will comprise eight productions, including a new …

The Arts

Polish soprano scores success at New York’s Met

PR dla Zagranicy<p>Aleksandra Kurzak has won rave reviews for her performance as Nedda in Leoncavallo’s "Pagliacci" at the Metropolitan Opera in New …

Poland

François Girard digs up Montreal's roots in Hochelaga, terre des âmes

“This is not really a career move,” François Girard said.<p>The Quebec director was talking via Skype from New York City, where he is overseeing an …

McGill University

Rose McGowan Sends 'Love and Support' to Jonathan Shaech After Molestation Accusation

Rose McGowan is sending her “love and support” to her former costar Johnathon Schaech, who claims he was sexually harassed and abused by a director …

The Arts

In the #MeToo era, the audience deserves a voice

Americans are being deprived of a great conductor's talents with little regard for his guilt or innocence. Our already shaky institutions of high culture will pay a price.<p>Lost in the brouhaha about sexual harassment are the interests of innocent third parties who can have an important stake in the …

Orchestras

Manchester Theatre Awards: nominations in full

The nominees for this year’s Manchester Theatre Awards have been announced. New play Gypsy Queen by Rob Ward, Hope Mill How My

UK National Parks

Does This Alfa Romeo Beauty Have What It Takes To Challenge Germany's Best?

When the Alfa Romeo Giulia burst onto the scene last year, it became the new standard in sports sedans as it went head to head with the best from Germany. Its sleek looks, thrill a minute performance and Italian pedigree made this sedan a stand-out machine to the extent that it snatched numerous …

Trucks

New Rufus Wainwright production ‘Hadrian’ headlines Canadian Opera Company season

TORONTO — The world premiere of a new production by Rufus Wainwright and Daniel MacIvor headlines the Canadian Opera Company’s coming …

The Arts

Acclaimed Shakespeare stage productions to be shown on BBC

Other highlights of broadcaster’s culture programming for 2018 include reboot of Kenneth Clark’s Civilisation series<p>The Donmar Warehouse’s agenda-setting all-female Shakespeare trilogy and Andrew Scott’s acclaimed Hamlet are to be shown on the BBC.<p>Announcing its arts and culture programming for …

Claudia Winkleman

Rising opera stars Andrew Haji and Ying Fang share Elixir of Love

The Donizetti work has all the elements of light romantic comedy, but it’s a marathon for singers.

Metropolitan Opera

Girlie’s ‘Larawan’

We were so buzzed after watching the San Francisco premiere of "Ang Larawan" at the New People Cinema on January 11 that we gathered in the theatre …

Philippines

Rufus Wainwright will play with Philly Pops on Friday

"So many of my songs already have rich classical undertones, but they might not come through for the average listener. Once you put an orchestra in …

Classical Music

Opera Singer Creates Ride Sharing App For Disabled People

Ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft have proven to be really effective for people who don’t have cars, prefer a ride and comes in handy for those …

Aretha Franklin

List: What Your Favorite Composer Says About You

<b>Gustav Mahler:</b> You are the biggest drama queen but insist you don’t like drama<p><b>Frederic Chopin:</b> You believe in love, but not being in love, and you …

Humor

Tribute band carries legacy of Egyptian-Italian icon

The hall of the El-Sawy Culture Wheel in Cairo is already crowded with people of all ages as the lights are turned off and the members of the band …

Egypt

Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian dominates Canadian Opera Company’s 2018-19 season

With some Ancient Roman history in hand, the Canadian Opera Company is set to produce its first full-length, mainstage world premiere since 1999.<p>The …

The Arts

A happy opera ending sparks a #MeToo debate in Italy

The performance was reaching its familiar climax. Don José, the Spanish soldier, beat Carmen, the fiery heroine, and drew his dagger to stab and kill …

The Arts

Stephen Colbert Hammers Trump for His Vulgarity (Again)

<i>Welcome to Best of Late Night, a</i> <i>rundown that lets you sleep — and lets us get</i> <i>paid to watch comedy.</i> <i>What do you think of it? What</i> <i>else</i> <i>are you interested in? Let us know:</i> <i>thearts@nytimes.com</i>.<p><b>‘Hole’? ‘House’? Who Cares?</b><p>Media outlets still haven’t fully processed the news that President Trump called Haiti …

The Arts

Realizing Your Dream Life after Narcissistic Abuse (Pt 2 of 2)

As I wrote in Part 1, “Our narcissists defined us as a person wrongly and pressed us into a lifestyle that was inauthentic to us. They scoffed at our …

Narcissism

Why Winter Is the Perfect Time to Visit Bavaria

This corner of Germany is the ultimate cold-weather playground, a place where sledding down a mountain, holing up a luxe hotel, or knocking back …

Travel

Sonya Yoncheva On Making Her Debut as Tosca in the Met's New Production

The acclaimed soprano will play the title role through January 27, then return to the Met's stage in La Bohème.<p>Soprano Sonya Yoncheva is having a …

Metropolitan Opera

Dan Gurney obituary

World-class racing driver and team owner who was the first to spray champagne in celebration<p>The American racing driver Dan Gurney, who has died aged 86, was said to be the rival most feared by the great Jim Clark. He was at the start of the most remarkable week of his career in the cockpit when, on …

Formula One

CRITIC'S PICKS | 8 Concerts You Should Absolutely See This Week (Jan. 15–21) - Ludwig van Toronto

<i>Ludwig van Toronto’s weekly Critic’s Picks are a fully curated list of some of the best concerts happening now through the end of the week. This is</i> …

The Arts