July 23, 2015
A skilled mountain climber who knew Tchaikovsky and Brahms, Ethel Smyth was a big personality whose politically charged opera The Wreckers gets its first fully staged production in the U.S.
June 29, 2015
The Harlem Renaissance opera Voodoo has not been performed since 1928. A Columbia University researcher rediscovered the score, and now the Harlem Opera Theater hosts two performances.
April 23, 2015
Donald Palumbo is the Metropolitan Opera's chorus master. He tells Fresh Air about "stagger breathing," how singers protect their voices and how he never had formal training.
February 3, 2015
Davis-raised opera baritone Malcolm MacKenzie is performing with the Camellia Symphony Orchestra this Saturday night. MacKenzie is fresh off a production of "Carmen" (playing Dancaire) at the Metropolitan Opera in New York this past fall.
October 25, 2014
Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was among those who denounced The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams, calling it anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.
By Bob Moffitt
August 11, 2014
Jody Ulich has been named Director of the City's Convention and Cultural Services Department. That includes the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, Fairy Tale Town, the Historic City Cemetery, and the Discovery Science Center.