Music

SMU Awards Annual Prize

The Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University has announced the recipients of its fourth annual Meadows Prize arts residency – violist Nadia Sirota and interdisciplinary artist Tania Bruguera. The Meadows Prize is awarded to pioneering artists and scholars with an emerging international profile, active in a discipline [...]...

Flash Chat: Matthew Dirst of Ars Lyrica

Ars Lyrica takes us to Vienna for a special New Year’s celebration on December 31, 2012, 9 p.m. at Zilka Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, featuring featuring two rising stars of the opera stage – soprano Lauren Snouffer and countertenor John Holiday. An elegant gala and [...]...

Outstanding Voices

Three Singers Make a Home in Houston The edges of my chiffon gown tickle the red carpet and my lofty, leopard print shoes lift me onto the escalators at the Wortham Theater Center. Surrounded by the soaring whimsy of Albert Paley’s ribbon-like sculptures, I imagine the ensuing [...]...

Review: La bohème

In Giacomo Puccini’s La bohème, happiness is simply one hand to warm another. As a humming audience member made clear, the melodies Puccini wrote are stunning and memorable, making this opera a well-known favorite. It’s hard to capture Puccini’s original, effortless simplicity [...]...