With performers infected, La Scala season premiere canceled

The December 7 season premiere at Milan’s La Scala opera house is being scrapped after a rash of coronavirus infections among musicians and chorus members.

An Irrepressible Soprano Takes On an Overlooked Repertoire

What is a versatile and active musician to do during quarantine? Susan Nelson has been learning and sharing songs by female composers and songwriters across various genres.

Playlist | Fire and Flames in 25 Pieces

Chicago’s history is inextricably tied to fire. Here’s some music that takes inspiration from flames.

Met Opera skips this season, 1st Black composer opens ’21-22

The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140-year history and intends to return from the pandemic layoff next September.

In the Age of the Visual Album, What Can Opera Learn from Beyoncé?

The virtual sphere won’t replace the live stage, but it can add a second, more accessible one, with great room for creative growth and the viral potential of easily shareable, iconic images.