Field Reports

NewMusicBoxOffice: Come Outside and Play

Yes, the official concert season doesn’t kickoff for another month, but there’s no reason to throw in the towel because there are plenty of ear-tickling events going on, even in this most musically arid month we call August.

Creating Anna Karenina

At a time when opera companies experience increasing pressure to maximize ticket sales, a number of deep breaths were drawn in the Marketing Department in 2000 when Florida Grand Opera commissioned a new opera for its first season in Miami’s new opera house.

Empire of Glass: Austin Lyric Opera Brings Terror to Texas

Staging the U.S. premiere of Philip Glass’s new opera about pointless torture and a lost war on terror in Austin, Texas, might seem like a left hook aimed at the jaw of Bush Country, except that there’s little disagreement with its message in this cosmopolitan university town.