2011 Year’s Best Musical Events

The best musi­cal events of the year, from operas, to exper­i­men­tal music of all kinds, and 9/11 commemorations.

The Troubles With Opera

… It’s bad enough the com­pany has such severe finan­cial prob­lems that they threaten dis­in­te­gra­tion. It’s worse that these prob­lems were caused by sup­posed lovers of opera and are now being exac­er­bated by peo­ple who should know bet­ter, who should know what opera is yet instead demand their “Opera,” in all it’s trap­pings, a course that would surely sink the com­pany as quickly as a gold bar placed on a balsa wood raft…

Thank You, BAM

Much appre­ci­ated greet­ings from BAM when I picked up my press tick­ets for Atys last Sat­ur­day night. Thanks to BAM for mak­ing it worth­while to work so hard. Spec­tac­u­lar, unfor­get­table performance.