BBC PROMS 6

As a BBC Proms regular, Nicola Benedetti had the Royal Albert Hall’s attention all to herself when she performed to a packed auditorium on Tuesday night’s Proms 6. It was her time to shine with Shostakovich’s No. 1 Violin Concerto, which she recently recorded on disc, with works by Glazunov,  ...

BBC Proms 2017

Welcome to the BBC Proms 2017. Marking their 90th anniversary, the Proms continues to pursue Henry Wood’s founding principles and present classical music to the widest possible audience with celebrated international artists, orchestras and conductors. The annual summer festival has its devoted followers and ‘prommers’ rounding up early in the  ...

Orchesta Filharmonica de Jalisco

President Trump proudly extolled the virtues of western civilization in a speech he gave in Warsaw, Poland, in 2017, but colonization, which is one of its biggest and sometimes most virulent by-products continues to drive it, as it did in Libya and does now in Iraq and  ...

Bobbi Jene (2017)

Who is Bobbi Jene? Most dance documentaries are produced on the heels of a landmark in a dancer’s career. Usually that milestone comes somewhere between the middle or end of a long career--the completion of a major body of work, documentation of the creative process in producing a significant  ...

Die Fledermaus and The Golden Cockerel

“Die Fledermaus” is a waltzy, party of an oper(etta). “The Golden Cockerel,” less familiar, is based on a Russian fable, and features a Tsar in a fat suit and a vision of Donald Trump. Both productions, at Santa Fe Opera’s 2017 summer season, have offered opportunities for the costume shop  ...

Káťa Kabanová

Káťa Kabanová is a romantic tribute to Leoš Janáček’s young lover Kamila Stösslová. The Czech composer never failed to portray high emotions in his score writings, and his opera, Káťa Kabanová, is arguably the composer at the height of his music career. Stösslová was only 25-years-old when Janáček (then 73-years-old)  ...

Landline (2017)

“It’s like a play within a play,” Nate (Finn Wittrock) observes halfway through “Landline.” He’s the clever, charming, and handsome interloper from Dana’s (Jennie Slate) past. He insinuates himself into the traditions of what she describes when she proclaims “We are a family of cheaters,” because she suspects her  ...

Restless Creature (2016)

Wendy Whelan was one of the celebrated ballet dancers in the New York City Ballet. until her retirement in 2014. She danced leading roles in many of the classic Balanchine and Robbins works that form the basis for the company’s distinctive style and reputation, but she also created  ...

Lucia di Lammermoor

Brenda Rae, Lucia Zachary Nelson, Enrico Ashton Mario Chang, Edgardo, Lord of Ravenswood, Christian Van Horn, Raimondo Bidebent, a chaplain Music by Gaetano Donizetti Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano Conductor Corrado Rovaris Director Ron Daniels Scenic Design Riccardo Hernandez Costume Design Emily Rebholz There were no kilts, the sunset was  ...