Blog Profile / The Classical Beat

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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

A concert mass gets an intimate performance

Singing is a weak link, but instruments are strong in BSO’s Bach.

The “Ring” is over. Two critics weigh in.

Four operas, two critics: Anne Midgette and Philip Kennicott trade their views on the completed “Ring” cycle in DC.

A conductor’s view of the “Ring.”

You’ve heard the conductor, now hear his thoughts: Philippe Auguin talks about his interpretation of Wagner’s “Ring.“

The Three Sopranos, “Ring” style

Nina Stemme arrives to take on Brünnhilde in the third cycle of WNO’s “Ring.”

Why a newspaper trashed its own opera review.

“They get no attention online.” An opera company asked for a correction to a review. The editor took it down.

A lost ‘Hamlet’ opera’s revival offers two happy endings

Opera Delaware has a wonderful cast in a staging of a forgotten Italian work.

Met snags a WNO Wunderkind

Michael Heaston, a power behind Zambello’s throne, will leave WNO and Glimmerglass to take over the Met’s Lindemann program

The NSO goes to Britain

Composer-conductor James MacMillan leads his own work, Elgar and a bracing Vaughan Williams.

‘Twilight of the Gods’ proves the triumph of WNO’s ‘Ring.’

Years of effort and expense pay off in a powerful, moving production of Wagner’s tetralogy.

The art of bad singing: a legacy lives on

The inspiration, and film catalogue, of America’s worst diva, Florence Foster Jenkins.

After “Ring” rehearsal injury, a soprano finally gets her U.S. debut

Catherine Foster offers a penetrating Brünnhilde in “Siegfried,” the third opera in the cycle.

Two critics trade thoughts on Wagner’s ‘Ring’ in D.C.

Anne Midgette and Philip Kennicott trade views on the “Ring” at the Washington National Opera

How a composer helped put his 78th birthday on the map

Frederic Rzewski capped a memorable birthday weekend with a wonderful new work.

The ‘Ring’ gets off to a good start

Story-telling, not concept, is the focus of Zambello’s “Rhinegold.”

Wagner’s ‘Ring’: a scorecard

What is the ‘Ring,’ anyway? Here, a rundown of the operas and main characters.

The long journey of the “American Ring”

Twelve years and $10 million to stage a “total work of art” in D.C. lasting 14 hours.

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