Opera

  • Full of sound and fury: Bloch’s ‘Macbeth’ opera gets a rare airing

    (Courtesy of L.A. Jewish Journal – By Rick Schultz) Ernest Bloch, the renowned 20th century Swiss-born American composer, wrote just one opera, “Macbeth,” and it has rarely been produced in the United States since its 1910 Paris premiere. Now, the Long Beach Opera is presenting the opera’s first U.S. staging since John Houseman’s 1973 production,… More ▸

  • German opera staging Nazi atrocities is canceled

    (JTA) – A production of Richard Wagner’s “Tannhauser” opera in Dusseldorf that was harshly criticized for staging Nazi atrocities was canceled after less than a week. Performances of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein company’s production at the Dusseldorf Opera House are still scheduled despite the cancellation. The company had considered making changes to the staging, set… More ▸

  • Wagner opera in Germany rapped for Nazi atrocities in staging

    BERLIN (JTA) — A new production of Richard Wagner’s “Tannhauser” opera in Dusseldorf has drawn criticism for staging Nazi atrocities. The opera company apparently is considering modifications, according to reports. At performances over the weekend by the Deutsche Oper am Rhein company at the Dusseldorf Opera House, the audience reacted negatively to scenes featuring the… More ▸