13 rue des Beaux-Arts

The Santa Fe Opera will premiere Theodore Morrison's new opera 'Oscar' next summer. It won't be witty and light-hearted in the style of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest though. The libretto by John Cox is based on Wilde's poem from prison, The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Oscar Wilde died here in 1900, a [...]

Dutchman Controversy lands at Bayreuth

Zachary Woolfe covers the latest controversy at Bayreuth - the cancellation of Evgeny Nikitin- in this weekend's edition of the International Herald Tribune. Today I visited the apartment at 14 rue Jacob where Wagner composed 'Flying Dutchman' in the winter of 1841-1842. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/27/arts/music/evgeny-nikitin-and-wagners-flying-dutchman.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all