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Much Ado About Kaufmann

Wagner fans are very excited about Jonas Kaufmann. His debut in Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera in February is only the latest …

The Reigning Queen of Royal Arias

Joyce diDonato has been wowing audiences in recent months – “The Capulets and the Montagues” in San Francisco, then “Maria Stuarda” in …

Francesca is no Anna

Riccardo Zandonai’s “Francesca da Rimini” doesn’t surface very often in a major opera house. The Met’s 2013 revival was the first in …

Philip Glass Takes on Walt Disney

See a world premiere from the Teatro Real in Madrid on medici.tv. Originally commissioned by New York City Opera before the financial …

Ode to Joy, Prayer for Peace

Israel-born Daniel Barenboim established the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in 1999, driven by his own deeply-felt personal commitment to bridge the Arab-Israeli divide …