Ahead of a free livestream this weekend, the star tenor reflected on his colleagues and career in opera and what he thinks classical music organizations should be doing to better represent their communities.
Invented in 1846 by Adolphe Sax, the saxophone is still seen as the new kid on the block in classical music. Though it seems like we can only count on our hands the number of times we see the saxophone in the concert hall — think of An American in Paris by Gershwin or Boléro by Ravel — the instrument does have a robust and diverse classical repertoire.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ten years ago at age 27, Nico Muhly became the youngest composer ever to have a piece commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera. “It was completely terrifying,” Muhly said of the offer from Met general manager Peter Gelb to write “Two Boys” for America’s leading opera house. As with any commission he gets, he said, “It’s not ...
Finnish soprano and two-time Grammy Award winner Karita Mattila is celebrating her 33rd season as a professional performer. What are the secrets to her enduring success?
"I’ve been working towards this my whole career," Lopez said excitedly as he observed summer technical rehearsals for Bel Canto.
If you need recommendations for what to read when you're relaxing on the beach, look no further; our staff shares their favorite books about music.