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In this edition of SundayArts: Stephen Schwartz's Séance on a Wet Afternoon, Electric Kulintang at Lincoln Center, and the latest SundayArts News.

Rafael Pi Roman speaks with composer Stephen Schwartz about his first opera, Séance on a Wet Afternoon, playing through May 1, 2011 at New York City Opera.

New York City Opera presents Donizetti’s "The Elixir of Love." Set in the 1950’s American Southwest, this beloved bel canto comedy revisits Jonathan Miller’s production from 2006.

For devotees of new music, the past few weeks have presented almost too many choices in New York. The predominant composer is probably Louis Andriessen, the focus of events at Carnegie Hall over the span from April 9 to May 10—covered by fellow SundayArts bloggers Daniel Felsenfeld and James C. Taylor. But there were also [...]

I’m sure I’m not the only opera-lover happy to see New York City Opera finally back in full swing this spring. It was a tough slog for the company without a regular performance venue during theater renovations. I missed the opening-night gala performance of Chabrier’s L’Etoile on Thursday but made it to Madama Butterfly the [...]

George Steel is the founder and conductor of the Gotham City Orchestra and Vox Vocal Ensemble. For more than 11 years, he transformed Columbia University’s Miller Theater into an acclaimed showcase for both early and modern music. In February of 2009 after just a few months running the Dallas Opera, he was tapped to head [...]

A few months ago, I blogged about then-incoming New York City Opera general manager Gérard Mortier, quoting from an interview he had recently given to French public radio to try to divine what was in store for opera lovers in NYC. Frankly I was excited about the prospect of Mortier taking over NYCO and potentially [...]

Meet Gerard Mortier, who planned to take over as the new director of New York City Opera next year and learn why he has become known as the “bad boy of opera.” It was announced in the New York Times on November 9, 2008 that Gerard Mortier will not be joining the New York City [...]

Meet Ryan Kinsella, a baritone who started out at New York City Opera and now is part of the Wagner Society of Washington D.C.’s Emerging Singers Program. Hear about how he has develped his technique from a more emotional core, new opportunities that have opened up as his voice as developed, his tendency to be [...]

I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m cheap. Back in the days when I didn’t get up before noon on weekends, I used to drag myself out of bed on Saturday at 8 a.m. after a friend told me about a Cambridge, Massachusetts shop called Dollar-a-Pound. On weekends only, the store cleared out its [...]

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