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Dudamel is a “Duracell Plus”

Watching Gustavo Dudamel work with an orchestra is such a pleasure. He's young, enthusiastic, and he knows his music. He knows exactly what he wants at all times, and makes sure that his orchestra brings...

Tim Burton is a Terrifying Genius

Take me to New York right now! The MoMA is currently running a career retrospective exhibition of his artwork and design.   In this clip he discusses his body of work, the inner workings of his mind,...

8 1/2 plus 4 Oscar Winners = NINE

There are no words for how amazing Federico Fellini's original 1963 film "8 1/2" is. It's the story of a film director (Marcello Mastroianni) who has a severe case of director's block. The film captures...

8 1/2 plus 4 Oscar Winners = NINE

By art life and stilettos · November 18, 2009 · 0 Comments · · edit There are no words for how amazing Federico Fellini's original 1963 film "8 1/2" is. It's the story of a film director (Marcello Mastroianni) who has...

Roberto Bolle: An Athlete in Tights

An Athlete in Tights is the culmination of a three-year collaboration between American Ballet Theatre and La Scala Theatre principal dancer Roberto Bolle and Vanity Fair photographer Bruce Weber. In the mostly pictorial book, published in 2009, Bruce Weber...

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Bass-Baritone Luca Pisaroni on the culture of opera in Italy

There is no denying that politics and the economy have caused major problems for the arts in Europe, but to hear an honest account...

Così fan tutte at La Scala, cancelled due to strike

Anyone fortunate enough to have tickets to see Mozart's Così fan tutte or Rossini's Le Comte Ory at La Scala di Milano this week just got...

Tonight: Listen Live to Ariadne auf Naxos

The Met Opera is live streaming their much-lauded production of Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos. Love it! Thanks Met Opera for keeping up this fantastic...

Chanteur du jour: Mark S. Doss

  Mark S. Doss performs Escamillo's Todeador Song at the Florentine Opera Company 75th Anniversary Concert and Celebrations May 23, 2009   *Updated Friday February 25, 2011 - Mark's...

Countdown to the COC Ensemble Studio Competition Gala

Glitz and Glamour abound as the COC Vocal Showcase takes Centre Stage in Toronto. The Canadian Opera Company really knows how to promote young talent...