Statistics show that old-fashioned opera is at an all-time peak of popularity in this country. But the figures also seem encouraging about the viability of new and future operasespecially when they're adapted from famous books, plays, or even movies. "Nothing new under the sun," say you as you hit me with Verdi's refashioning of Shakespeare or Wagner's transformation of ancient... More >>>
By photo: Robert Kusel
William Bolcoms new opera, A View From the Bridge, is based on Arthur Millers play.