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MUSIC: Gods and Gold

If devotion to the works of Richard Wagner is a worldwide cult, then a performance of The Ring of the Nibelung is that religion's ultimate rite: a fervent...

Music: Those Valkyries Ride Again

First broadcast on four consecutive evenings in June 1990, the Metropolitan Opera's RING OF THE NIBELUNG was a high-toned TV spectacular that swept up viewers in...

Music: The Met's Young Master

The aisle door opened quietly. A large man padded gracefully in and paused behind the standees at the rear of the orchestra floor. He peered intently at the...

A Letter From The Publisher: Jan. 17, 1983

Journalism's unpredictable demands can occasionally fray the nerves of the staunches! individuals, but TIME'S staffers have learned to take the unexpected in...

Music: Going for the Grail at the Met

Placido Domingo triumphs in Wagner's Lohengrin Thanks to the proliferation of summer festivals, opera, like football, is practically a year-round proposition...

Music: Orpheus in the Gray Shades

Chicago's Ravinia Festival had not had such prestige and excitement since Seiji Ozawa stepped down as music director in 1968. Part of last week's furor was...

Sitting Is Killing You

  By Alice Park | Sept. 2, 2014 Illustration by Robin Davey for TIME   [time-ad size="large"] [time-anchor title="The War On Sitting"] You’ve already heard that...

Music: Catch an Opera at Home

We're barreling along in Act II of Berlioz's The Trojans. Troy is in flames. The Greeks are rampaging. As conductor John Eliot Gardiner whips the orchestra to a...

Cinema: Playing It Safe--and Sorry

Musically speaking, Fantasia 2000 is a dumbed-down dud. The performances, mostly by James Levine and the Chicago Symphony, are competent but characterless. The...

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