Author Archives: Layla

April 14

MET OPERA HD: LUISA MILLER

James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 38 MINS […]

March 31

MET OPERA HD: COSI FAN TUTTE

The third and final collaboration between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte is a fascinating paradox: a frothy comedy of manners with an intensely dark take on human nature; an old story (it has antecedents in Boccaccio, Shakespeare, and Cervantes, among others) with a startlingly modern tone; and a beautiful score depicting questionable behavior. Così […]

March 17

ORCHESTRA NOIR: WAKANDA-FEST ATLANTA

Not ready to leave Wakanda? Neither are we. Orchestra Noir invites you to the Wakanda Forever Fest at The Loft on March 17th, as we celebrate the success and worldwide cultural impact of Marvel’s record breaking movie BLACK PANTHER! Join us for an evening inspired by the Kingdom of Wakanda, and the beautiful continent of Africa for an […]

March 16

THE HIGH: JORIS LAARMAN LAB: DESIGN IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age presents work spanning the career of innovative Dutch designer Joris Laarman. Laarman and his Lab are design pioneers and idea detonators whose intellectual and thoughtful approach to design is marked by combining science, technology, restless curiosity, and creativity with lyrical aesthetics. Laarman’s experimental methods of fabrication continually […]

March 15

HIGH MUSEUM: JORIS LAARMAN LAB: DESIGN IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age presents work spanning the career of innovative Dutch designer Joris Laarman. Laarman and his Lab are design pioneers and idea detonators whose intellectual and thoughtful approach to design is marked by combining science, technology, restless curiosity, and creativity with lyrical aesthetics. Laarman’s experimental methods of fabrication continually […]

March 10

MET OPERA HD: SEMIRAMIDE

This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier […]

March 09

360 DEGREES OF OPERA INTERVIEW

360 Degrees of Opera is a new project looking to bring to light all aspects of the art form, especially those that get lost in the background.   The idea originated as I was listening to highlights of the Wagner Ring Cycle at Carnegie Hall.  I was transported and really let my mind wander and […]