An Operatic Mess at the San Carlo Theater

It’s hard to gauge whether the drama currently playing out behind the scenes at the San Carlo Opera House in Naples will end as “opera seria” (serious) or an “opera buffa” (comedy). Italy’s oldest opera house currently has two respected figures, each of whom believes he is its rightful general director after a convoluted dispute


Meet the rare operatic male soprano

Samuel Marinho is a rare operatic talent. The 29-year-old singer is one of the few male sopranos singing in the world today. This weekend he will make his Glyndebourne debut at Handel’s Semel as part of the famous English stadium’s summer program. But it’s not just Marinho’s distinctive style that excites the opera world –