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Archive for November 13, 2015

High Kicks and High Notes in Lyric’s “Merry Widow”

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This weekend, The Merry Widow waltzes onto the stage of the Civic Opera House. The production has a star-studded cast that includes soprano Renée Fleming and baritone Thomas Hampson. But one of the most exciting aspects of The Merry Widow is the opportunity to marry grand singing with grand spectacle, particularly through dance.

Meet the Man Who Pioneered Live-Streaming Performances Online

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Earl Wild was among other things a composer, a conductor and a very funny raconteur, but above all, he was an extraordinary pianist. Although he was one of the earliest more…