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Title Image LANCE ASPER / UNSPLASH · Date 08/31/2017

My Father, The Flying Dutchman

A suicide in the family, and the complicated ways that opera interacts with trauma.

The Discovery Phase

On the frontier of black music research.

Rage and Cringe

Against Modern Opera Productions, a group that straddles the line between aesthetic advocacy and hate.

The Magnet

Is Teodor Currentzis the real deal?

A Black Hole

At a prestigious conservatory, a professor fell in love with his student. It affected everyone.