Where can you take in the first Mariachi opera in addition to the "classics"? Jeffrey Brown reports on the Houston Grand Opera’s unique mission: to engage audiences from the city’s diverse, multicultural community by staging productions originating from the experiences of its neighbors. Continue reading
On the occasion of a new world tour revival of his breakthrough, abstract 1976 opera "Einstein on the Beach," composer Philip Glass talks to Jeffrey Brown about his love of classical music, his own genre-bending work and finding success in the music world. Continue reading
In rural Virginia, a month-long program of recitals, concerts and operas is both a traditional summer music festival as well as an opportunity for students to train with music greats. Jeffrey Brown visits with founder and renowned conductor Lorin Maazel. Continue reading
German opera singer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, who died Friday at age 86, was a master of the Lieder, a form of German song that he helped make popular in the 20th century. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Anne Midgette, a classical music critic for The Washington Post, about Fischer-Dieskau’s legacy. Continue reading
Reinterpreting a classic work is always a sensitive undertaking, but when that classic is “Porgy and Bess,” the singular American opera, it can get downright controversial. WGBH-Boston’s Jared Bowen reports. Continue reading
Rick Rescorla saved lives during the Vietnam War, and again on 9/11, but he lost his life as a result. His story, told in the book “Heart of a Soldier” by James Stewart, has been recast as an opera in San Francisco. Spencer Michels reports. Continue reading
For 17 days and nights every spring in Charleston, South Carolina, theaters, churches and outdoor spaces are home to opera, theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music.