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Coming Soon: ‘Breaking Bad’ The Opera

A New York-based symphony House announced plans Monday to develop an opera based on an episode of Breaking Bad. One World Symphony said the opera would hinge on...

Dope Opera

July is a quiet season for literary publishing. For some reason, cultural or economic or ecological, large, important novels by famous, award-winning authors do...

Beastly Bestiality? It Must Be the Latest New Opera

Painted girls in hot pants and stilettos. A giant tomcat copulating with a pill-popping mermaid. A seduction chamber decked with a neon cross. Scenes from outré...

Sydney's Opera House: Easy on the Eyes, Not the Ears

According to legend, when Danish architect Jorn Utzon entered a 1957 competition to design an opera house in Sydney, his sail-like sketches did not make the cut...