At Masada, Opera Gets a Powerful Backdrop

Israeli Opera performs La Traviata this week at the ancient fortress

Opera Conductor Stands up to Anti-Semitism

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

Lord of the Ring

How Richard Wagner ousted Giacomo Meyerbeer from the operatic pantheon

Sundown: Sex, Booze, and Parking

Uptight Brits, offensive vodka, and bootcamp diaries

Moving Pictures

In his late artworks, Arbit Blatas took on the Holocaust

Crimes of Passion

Music made her do it

Bleeding Melodies

Composer Osvaldo Golijov

Stage Fright

The children’s opera Brundibar inspires and terrifies

Alienation Effect

Shadowtime seems to strive for difficulty for its own sake

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