Watch WFMT’s Classical Conversations With ‘Approaching Ali’ Composer D. J. Sparr and Star Soloman Howard
Ali was among the most important, most charismatic, most unique figures in American (not just sports) history. So how do you adapt the monumental life of the People's Champion into an opera?
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Met Opera and orchestra reach deal, allowing season to start
The Metropolitan Opera reached a four-year agreement with the union for its orchestra, the last major deal needed for the company to resume performances following a 1 1/2-year layoff caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
New faces, new ambitions as opera houses reopen
As opera houses around the country warily resume indoor performances, two of the biggest are ushering in new leadership — along with a heightened commitment to building new audiences.
Playlist | A Classical Fishing Trip: 10 Pieces Inspired by Angling and Sea Creatures
Many classical songs and instrumental works celebrate fishing and fish in one way or another.
Artist Icebreaker: Bass-baritone David Govertsen
Is it luck? Preparation? Skill? David Govertsen thinks it's a little bit of each that has guided him to some of the city's biggest stages.
Carnegie adjusts program for return, adds Beethoven cycle
Carnegie Hall has changed the program for its return from the coronavirus shutdown and added a Beethoven cycle to the season with the Philadelphia Orchestra and music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
VIDEO | Beethoven, Debussy, Kodály, and Strohl Performed at Chicago Cultural Center
In an impassioned hour of music, cellist Ben Solomonow and pianist Christopher Goodpasture played a wide-ranging selection of music from Ludwig van Beethoven to Rita Strohl.
La Scala Remembers Caruso, Di Stefano, and Corelli With an Interactive Exhibit
1921 was a pivotal year in Italian opera. Enrico Caruso died at age 48, and Franco Corelli and Giuseppe Di Stefano were born. Italy's greatest opera theater marks the centenary of these events with a free virtual exhibit.
COVID Vaccine or Negative Test Required for Concert Attendees, CSO Announces
When its season kicks off this autumn, the CSO will require audiences to share proof of full COVID vaccination or a recent negative test.
As Season Premiere Approaches, Lyric Requires Vaccine for All Audiences
A month ahead of opening night, Lyric Opera of Chicago announces that all audience members will have to show proof of their full vaccination against COVID-19.
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