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Are Opera And Classical Music Still Important Today?

With the rise of pop music, jazz, and electronica, both opera and classical music started to fade away from the public eye. By 2013, people are beginning to wonder whether opera and classical music are still relevant to the modern world of music. Granted, you will not typically see today’s teenagers bopping their heads to […]

What Could the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Do for Today’s Opera?

Fred Plotkin, contributor to 105.9 FM WQXR is a writer, consultant, speaker, and a compelling teacher. He is one of America’s lead experts on opera and he shares some of his splendid and thought-revealing experiences watching Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular last December 9. He came with friend ‘Kathy’, an exemplary board member of […]

James Levine: An Excellent Orchestra Conductor

Many people who attend symphonic orchestra, or even an opera, often remark on the skill it takes to play the musical instruments that produce the sound, or how beautiful the singers’ voices are as they sing an aria. What many people don’t really mention (unless they are true classical music buffs) is the skill of […]

Jamie Barton Wins Prestigious 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer Of The World

Out of thousands of hopefuls, 31-year old Jamie Barton from USA bags the prestigious 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World title along with the prize money of 15,000 pounds.   The contest has been known to showcase world-class opera and concert talents and launch their careers internationally.   Check out NPR.org website to get […]

Associated Press Cuts Back On Dance, Opera And Off-Broadway Coverage

The Associated Press (AP) has found out through a survey that their reviews of opera and off-broadway performances are rarely being used.  Thus, AP chief theater writer Mark Kennedy is starting to consider their reader’s suggestion that their resources may be used elsewhere. This can significantly hurt artists in this field as AP has the […]