The Verdi Baritone
Fresh from his celebrated run as Iago in the Met’s new Otello, Željko
Lucˇ ic´ returns to the title role of Rigoletto this month in Michael Mayer’s
Las Vegas–set production. He tells Philipp Brieler why Verdi has always
been at the center of his career.
Object Of Desire
The heroine of Berg’s Lulu
captivates all who cross her path. Marlis Petersen in the title role— explores why all attempts
to tame this so-called snake
are doomed to fail.
Living for Art and Love – Puccini’s Musical Masterpiece – Tosca
Tosca is, ultimately, the
story of a woman who wants to create beauty and to love, but who isswept up in the storm of history.
A Word From The Librettist: Terrance McNally on Great Scott
The Dallas Opera collaborates to create an "American" opera.
In Search of Something: Sylvie Guillem’s Last Dance
Guillem’s independent spirit has inspired
The Ailey Legacy
Celebrating the past remains important
to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
even as it marches into the future.
Twyla Tharp’s 50th-Anniversary Tour
Given the chance to stick out her neck, choreographer Twyla Tharp will never say “no.” Although she confesses to tossing sleeplessly at night as she worries about her 50th-Anniversary Tour, with dawn the nightmares fade and she returns to her task. This artist, courageous more often than not, wouldn’t have
things any other way.
Perspectives: Sir Simon Rattle
One of the greatest conductors of all time, Sir Simon Rattle is
renowned for his mastery of repertoire from the Baroque to
the present day.
Ades Made Visible
And so it is with a compelling spirit
of reinvention that the choreographers
mined their own vocabularies to reflect
and contrast with the form and content
of Adčs’s musical ideas, discovering
synergies and transposing across disciplines.
In the final production, Adčs’s distinct
musical signature stands as the unifying
thread, with each dance offering a
dynamic physical solution to an intriguing
Finding His Divine Voice
"In what could be also be described as a miracle of biblical
proportions, A Love Supreme represented virtually the only
time an album of hardcore modern jazz instrumental music
became a widespread popular success."
"The program forms a similarly personal conversation between
two skilled, resourceful artists, enhanced by the strength
and spirit each performer perceived in the music."
Words and Movement
Dyslexic dancer/choreographer Aakash Odedra
collaborated with choreographer Lewis Major
to create Murmur, about how Odedra’s learning
difference enables him to find new ways to
communicate. We asked him to share his
experience with dyslexia, how it informs his
art, and why it has opened up new pathways
to connect with others.