‘Habit’ Director David Levine to Present Opera Inspired by Milli Vanilli


BRIC House, a multidisciplinary arts complex in downtown Brooklyn that is set to open in 2013, has commissioned four artists for its inaugural Fireworks residency program. Among them is David Levine, who directed the excellent Habit, a 90-minute one-act play that was performed on a loop for eight hours a day. He will present Wow, an experimental opera inspired by Milli Vanilli, a collaboration with Joe Diebes and Christian Hawkey. Read More


Roberta Smith on Opera

Deborah Voigt as Brünnhilde and Jay Hunter Morris as Siegfried in Wagner's “Götterdämmerung.” Photo by Ken Howard. Courtesy Metropolitan Opera

Roberta Smith, one of two chief art critics at The New York Times, has a nice meditation on the Robert Lepage production of the Wagner Ring Cycle in today’s paper, particularly the controversial “machine” that accounts for much of the opera’s staging. Read More