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Why a 1947 Opera About Susan B. Anthony Feels Right Now

History comes around again in surprising ways. Places fall apart and are put back together. People come together, go away, and come back again....

He Said, He Said: “M. Butterfly” Takes Wing on Broadway

Butterflies fly. And a man is a woman is a man is a woman is a man.

3D Opera “Blank Out” Tells Human Story Using Technology

The 3D video in Michel van der Aa’s chamber opera “Blank Out” is no gimmick.

5 Ways the Arts Show Us How to Hold Political Grudges

Holding political grudges against those a-holes in DC is your duty.

Mozart Librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte, Dead Since 1838, Speaks

All I could manage was "Lorenzo Da Ponte, is that you?" To which he replied "Ha ha!"

Classical Music Gets a Modern Makeover by Women

Elevating female composers and new music is a surefire strategy to engage more audiences.

Trump’s Behavior, Elucidated by 10 Fictional Characters

These characters behave very badly. NOT good. SAD!

Robert Gutman: The Gentle Man Banned from Beyreuth

Robert Gutman was proof that you could make some people very angry and yet not be jerk.

The Best Theatre of 2015 Looks Forward to 2016

Theirs is the kind of highly personal theatre that makes living in New York worth it.

Mismanagement & The Peking Opera: Part 2

A look at the practice routine and performance of the Peking Opera

More on Politics, Theater Capacity and the Edifice Complex

Build the church for Easter Sunday or for the whole year?

Mismanagement & The Peking Opera: Part 1

In part 1 of this 2 part piece, James voices concern for the mismanagement that seems to constantly surround him.

Vienna: From Guerrilla Girls to Jasper Johns

Austria's capital hears art critics, celebrates painting, and honors opera star Edita Gruberova's 45 years of performance.

Could Protestors Turn Broadway Into Political Theater?

The wonder is that it hasn't happened yet.

How to Write about a Terrible Performance

Critic James Jorden demonstrates a constructive way to loathe a performance.

Why Is the ADL Wasting Its Time with Nicki Minaj?

I'm pretty sure Minaj isn't hell bent on exterminating the Jews.

Baumol’s Cost Disease Is Killing Me!

Make no mistake about it: time is short.

“Keanu Fu” at the Grand Mal Ballet

Innovations within artistic traditions tend to fold in on themselves over time.

5 Bonkers Opera Finales in Honor of the New Met Season

Opera is neither staid nor dry; the plots can get insane.