Playing It Safe: Injury Prevention for Musicians

In their 2010 article on injury prevention for musicians, Christine Guptill and Christine Zaza outline strategies to ward off injuries from muscle overuse.

A Lesbian Account of Mary Martin as Peter Pan

It's Mary Martin's iconic 1954 performance as Peter Pan in the live NBC TV broadcasts that are etched indelibly in the collective memory of many.

What’s in a Name? Probably not Avery Fisher

In 1973 billionaire industrialist Avery Fisher donated $10.5 million to Lincoln Center. The money went to renovate Philharmonic Hall.

Florence Foster Jenkins, World’s Worst Opera Diva

Florence Foster Jenkins, the legendary diva of awfulness, known as the world's worst opera singer.

83-Year-Old Carmen de Lavallade Dances at Kennedy Center

Dance icon Carmen de Lavallade, 83, was the first African-American prima ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera.
Painting: Concert with Frederick the Great in Sanssouci by Adolph Menzel

Ain’t Misbehaving? When Audiences Distract The Performers

Should distracting live audience members be shamed for their behavior?

Did Mrs. Bach Write the Cello Suites?

A new documentary film Written by Mrs. Bach suggests that the composer’s second wife is the author of his Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello & other works.

The Death of Klinghoffer: John Adams’ Opera Sparks Protest at the Met

The Death of Klinghoffer, The opera accused of promoting terrorism and anti-Semitism, has been dubbed "The Terror Opera" in some corners of the press.

New Mozart Manuscript Discovered in Budapest

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's manuscripts were recently discovered by Balazs Mikusi at the National Szechenyi Library in Budapest

“Carmen” Gets Detention for Smoking

The Western Australian Opera Company has postponed its planned 2015 production of Bizet's Opera Carmen over worry that it glamourizes smoking.