Black History Month and Opera, Again

A compelling and mesmerizing production of Don Giovanni, directed by Peter Sellars, and featuring the magnificent Eugene Perry as Don Giovanni, and his equally-magnificent twin brother, Herbert Perry, as Leporello, which unfortunately eclipses the wonderful Elmore James as Masetto. Make Read More …

New Blog Features for 2015!

As of tomorrow, you’ll be able to find a “Today in Music History” Calendar at the foot of each page of the blog. I’m doing my best to keep up a fairly stiff pace on the entries, but so far Read More …

The Return of Opera as Spectacle

On Saturday, April 28th, the Dallas Opera did something truly historic, and not just from an academic or technical perspective. The opera’s production of Die Zauberflöte was simulcast for free in Cowboys Stadium (the local sports stadium). Originally the Dallas Read More …

Transplant Rejection Delayed by Classical Music

From a study by Masateru Uchiyama, Xiangyuan Jin, Qi Zhang, Toshihito Hirai, Atsushi Amano, Hisashi Bashuda and Masanori Niimi: === Methods === Naive CBA mice (H2k) underwent transplantation of a C57BL/6 (B6, H2b) heart and were exposed to one of Read More …

Breaking News in the World of Opera

In the U.S.A., February is celebrated as Black History Month, and this year, we really have something to celebrate! Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, an English-born composer (not to be confused with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the eighteenth-century poet), wrote an opera titled Thelma Read More …