BY Rebecca Peterson
on Oct 03, 2014
Courtney Love is going to the opera. The former BUST cover gal will be co-starring in Kansas City Boy Choir, a pop opera written by composer Todd Almond, according to The New York Times. The opera will debut as part of PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now, an NYC festival running from Jan. 8 to 17.
Kansas City Boy Choir is described on the PROTOTYPE website as “a mystery told through flashbacks, the show tells the story of two lovers in small town America who separate when one goes in search of destiny and then disappears.” Though Almond warns, it's not exactly "operatic. Read More
on May 21, 2014
Well, patriarchy, you’ve done it again! The emergence of yet another gender-based double standard has recently been illuminated by the blatant and callous fat-shaming of world renowned opera singer, Tara Erraught. The Irish mezzo-soprano sang Octavian in the Strauss Opera “Der Rosenkavalier” at the Glyndebourne Festival on Saturday night, and this was certainly not her first time at the rodeo. Read More
BY Intern Sheila J
on Dec 09, 2009
Hansel & Gretel is one of those twisted fairytales I personally enjoyed as a kid. I mean, getting stuffed alive into an oven is scary as all get out, but it wasn't the typical damsel-in-distress story that a lot of the fairytales that we grew up on were.
This holiday season, there's a special treat because New York City’s Metropolitan Opera is presenting Hansel & Gretel, the opera: Engelbert Humperdinck’s (not that Humperdinck) take on the Brothers Grimm classic fairytale. Read More