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'Half Of Humanity Has Something To Say': Composer Kaija Saariaho On Her Met Debut

December 3, 2016

Saariaho isn't the first woman composer to stage an opera at New York's Metropolitan Opera — just the first in more than a century. Her opera, L'Amour de Loin, has its New York premiere this week.

The Sensuous Radical: Pierre Boulez at 90

December 2, 2016

Claiming total freedom in sound and color — and making outrageous pronouncements — the tough-minded composer and conductor charted a new course for classical music.

Bringing A Christmas Classic To Wonderful Life — On Stage

December 1, 2016

Librettist Gene Scheer says the drama of George Bailey's life is "an operatic story." So he, along with composer Jake Heggie, turned It's a Wonderful Life into an opera.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt: Mozart Changed My Life

December 1, 2016

In the 1950s, Nikolaus Harnoncourt was a cellist in the Vienna Symphony, tired of playing Mozart in a style he could not stomach. He quit the orchestra and started one of his own.

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