Richard Strauss (1864-1949) is widely considered the ‘last’ of the great composers. Strauss’ presentation of the Silver Rose from Der Rosenkavalier captures operatic grandeur at its best, both musically as well as on stage where eighteenth century Viennese opulence is front and center.
President Biden’s emphasis on the preservation of democracy constitutes a finetuning of liberal internationalism that is based on the principle that global stability comes from democratic systems, free-markets, and participation in American-led multinational organizations, argues James M. Dorsey.
The modern history of opera can be divided into before and after Luciano Pavarotti. In a wide-ranging interview, Nicoletta Mantovani, Pavarotti’s widow, opens up about his lesser-known attributes.
Americans are not as divided as one might think, says best-selling author Batya Ungar-Sargon. We discuss her book, “Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy,” as well as current trends in American life.
If you’re about to explore the world of opera, finding the “right” one will be of outmost importance. Not all operas are created equal. Simply being introduced to the “wrong” opera can deter the best intentioned from ever returning.
There’s only one word to describe Heather Mac Donald: fearless. Through her contrarian approach to popular culture and the conventional wisdom of the hour, the Manhattan Institute scholar has established herself as one of America’s preeminent public intellectuals. People are listening to what she has to say – and the public debate is shifting.
For generations of Europeans, Tintin is not only a cultural icon but his travels introduce them to the broader world. The man behind Tintin, George Remi, has influenced a generation of American artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Steven Spielberg.