Thursday’s Art Notes
Rachelle Durkin and Anish Sanghvi rehearse with Opera Australia for their production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Sydney, which opened Wednesday. Inspired by Shakespeare and transformed into an Indian-style production by director Baz Luhrmann, the opera sees Indian gods, British colonials and rustic clowns collide, collude and sometimes fall in love. Photo by Greg Wood/ AFP/ Getty Images
A court in Manhattan heard testimony Thursday at a hearing over the Google Books settlement dispute. The judge said he would not make a ruling today, because of the “voluminous” amount of submitted statements.
The amorous memoir of archetypal playboy Giacomo Casanova now belongs to the French National Library. It spent over a century in the possession of a prominent German publishing family and was first published in 1960.
The Getty Museum announced a new effort in its campaign to strengthen ties to Italy by forging a cultural partnership with the island of Sicily.
The New York Times profiles the man in charge of designing the exhibition space at the Museum of Modern Art.