Opera is a total form of art, what Richard Wagner called a Gesamtkunstwerk. It combines music, theater, visual art, even dance, in ways its aficionados – and I’m certainly one of them – experience as the pinnacle of human creativity. When it all comes together, when it really, really works, it’s simply magic.
Un Ballo in Maschera
And yet, there is something worrisome about the genre. Sometimes, it can feel a bit static and worn, as if it’s... Continue Reading >>