A long career began suddenly as she replaced the lead in Madame Butterfly mid-performance. A Metropolitan Opera stalwart, she sang the lead in La traviata there more than anyone before or since.
Preservationists are worried about troves of records stored on what was once considered a durable medium: the compact disc. Many discs can last for centuries — but most won't.
A memorable performance of a classic piece, and the story behind its creation.
What's coming up for the week of Aug. 18.
Composer Robert Kyr frequently travels to northern New Mexico, where he writes rapturous music inspired by light, stone, stillness and prayer.
This summer, The New Yorker has thrown open the gates to much of its archive. Read these five classical music profiles and essays for free while you still can.
"It's truly classical, classical work. ... Beautiful tunes, a lot of drama, a lot of lyricism."
New production by composer Roger Ames performed Thursday and Friday.
The first performance of his Mass starts at 7 p.m. Friday.