Opera is New

The first opera I ever saw was Carmen at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion during a dress rehearsal.  I went with hoity-toity charlatans who told me repeatedly that this was a ‘good introductory opera’ with an air of disgust for my lack of exposure to the art form.  Now, I hate that opera and everything it personally stood for (not … Continue reading

The Arts are Alive in DC! When do they come off life-support?

With the finishing of Arts Advocacy Day and the passing of the FY13 budget for the District, one has to wonder, “When will the arts be given the credit they deserve?”  It’s easy to pick on the arts, they don’t fight back with guns and legislation, instead choosing to war with paint, movement, and grace. … Continue reading

Which Music is Music?

As I sit here listening to Sibelius 2 on my iPod, something which I have only seen performed once in my life, I am saddened.  Why is it so difficult to see these works performed and why are they so intangible when they are? The future of music is recording, something that the classical world … Continue reading