The radical commitment of Pablo Casals.
There is no absolution in art or life. A dispatch from Bayreuth.
Opera owes its heritage to the Middle East. Why do we silence this legacy?
Bang on a Can, “Arthur,” and the avant-garde music meme factory.
Transcendence and frustration, at the Aix-en-Provence Festival.
The “Dead Girls” of Opera.
Listening to Simon Rattle’s goodbye concert in Berlin.
Censorship, political correctness, and the legacy of “America’s Troubadour.”