“Manon Lescaut”: Hamburg or New York – the great opera stream comparison

The bitch is back? Not really. And actually – digitally, virtually. Manon Lescaut, that spectacularly fallen rococo girl – first a convent pupil, then runaway, … Read more

Milan’s Scala in the pandemic: The opera train goes nowhere

NNormally the novelty hell of the Christmas opera productions would open their throats now. This year there are just two fresh Verdi productions in the … Read more

Classic and Corona: the cultural scene is fighting back. A little bit

“Extrawurst!” Suddenly the culture minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen, who has otherwise been quite silent in the past few months, grumbles quite aggressively at … Read more