Tag Archives: contemporary opera


World Premiere of Morrison’s Oscar at Santa Fe July 2013

By Richard P. Townsend Opera as vehicle for social justice. While this may not be something that occurs to us when attending an evening at the theatre, there are occasional, powerful examples such as Philip Glass’ Satyagraha or John Adam’s recent The Gospel According to the Other Mary. It was quite apparent by the remarks […]

Thomas Adès’ The Tempest at the Metropolitan Opera

The young British composer Thomas Adès is one of the most talked-about—and arguably, accomplished—composers today, adept at composing for both the opera house and orchestra hall, conducting his compositions as well as major scores by others. At the podium for the Metropolitan Opera premiere of his second opera The Tempest (heard the 14th November 2012), […]