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The Merry Widow’s Fling With Hitler

The strange side story of the 1905 comic operetta, which is being presented by the Metropolitan Opera on New Year’s Eve

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Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses: The Opera

The 1960s battle for Lower Manhattan gets the ultimate dramatic rendering

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An Education in Protesting

A lifelong protest avoider tiptoes into the fray with ‘Death of Klinghoffer’

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Was the ‘Klinghoffer’ Premiere an ‘Operatic Kristallnacht’?

Dispatch from the scene at—and in—Lincoln Center Monday night

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Klinghoffer at the Met

John Adams’s masterpiece is about an American Jew murdered by Palestinian terrorists, but the real opera is off stage

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Controversial ‘Klinghoffer’ Opera Opens Tonight

Protestors plan demonstration outside Lincoln Center in New York City

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At Masada, Opera Gets a Powerful Backdrop

Israeli Opera performs La Traviata this week at the ancient fortress

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Opera Conductor Stands up to Anti-Semitism

Hungary’s Ivan Fischer premieres new opera based on historic blood libel

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Lord of the Ring

How Richard Wagner ousted Giacomo Meyerbeer from the operatic pantheon

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Sundown: Sex, Booze, and Parking

Uptight Brits, offensive vodka, and bootcamp diaries

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Moving Pictures

In his late artworks, Arbit Blatas took on the Holocaust

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Crimes of Passion

Music made her do it

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Bleeding Melodies

Composer Osvaldo Golijov

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Stage Fright

The children’s opera Brundibar inspires and terrifies

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Alienation Effect

Shadowtime seems to strive for difficulty for its own sake