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'The Tinder Opera' Creators Hope You Swipe Right On Online Opera

March 28, 2017

"Connection Lost: The Tinder Opera" is an 11-minute video dramatizing a young man's quest for love via the popular dating app. It marks an effort to adapt a 400-year-old art form to modern media.

Caroline Shaw, 30, Wins Pulitzer For Music

March 28, 2017

The versatile composer, violinist and vocalist is one of just a handful of female musicians to earn the prize — and, at age 30, the youngest music winner ever.

A Stolen, Then Recovered, Stradivarius Returns To The Stage

March 14, 2017

Mira Wang, protege of the late virtuoso violinist Roman Totenberg, this week debuted his Ames Stradivarius, stolen 37 years ago and reclaimed in 2015. "It's like meeting a new stranger," she says.

Why Stravinsky's 'Petrouchka' Was One Percussionist's Nightmare

March 10, 2017

Classical music writer Fran Hoepfner recalls her days as a young percussionist learning to play the groundbreaking Russian ballet music.

In Pursuit Of A More Diverse Night At The Opera

March 6, 2017

How do you attract a more diverse audience at the opera? One answer is to produce operas with characters that look more like the general citizenry.

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