After many seasons of anchoring its seasons with classics — 'Carmen,' 'Tosca,' 'La Traviata' and 'The Magic Flute' to name a handful — the Kentucky Opera is taking a turn next season by performing rare works, masterworks that the company has not produced and new works that tell the story of American life.
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The Metropolitan Opera is headed for a lockout, according to its general manager, Peter Gelb. The employees are demoralized and surprised by this prospect, but bewilderment is something they’re familiar with from the Gelb regime.
Although Benjamin Britten’s opera “Billy Budd” is undeniably a tragedy, there’s also an element of sweetness to the title character whose innocence leads to his demise. There’s another element of sweetness to Los Ang
Legendary tenor saxophonist, oboist, flutist and composer Yusef Lateef, whose 75-year odyssey in music took him from the bebop clubs of Detroit to the fields of Africa, the world of classical music and the halls of academia as a tenured professor,...
The Michigan Opera Theatre today named Detroit native Wayne Brown as president and CEO. Brown succeeds MOT founder David DiChiera, who will become the artistic director of the organization he founded in 1971.