Comprising some fifteen hours of music and four distinct operas, Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, a vast operatic spectacle filled with gods, valkyries, giants and mortals, calls for more than 100 musicians. The composer not only devised new instruments to achieve the Ring's signature sound ... More >>
Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons Dara Strickland is a leading expert on sneaking food and drink into the movies. She reports on her exploits for Gut Check (from an undisclosed location) every Monday. This week, she snuck into Gut Check International Headquarters on a Wednesday with this missive ... More >>
It's opera tonight
Joe explains the significance of this year's Super Bowl.
Harolyn Blackwell makes it easy
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ACT Inc. and Fontbonne get it on
Joel Schumacher's version of a theater classic gets a tragic ending of its own
OTSL bows with Tosca
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Composer Philip Glass and timpanist Jonathan Haas move the kettledrums to the front of the Powell Hall stage
Philip Glass goes solo at the Edison Theatre