Paul Kellogg, New York City Opera Impresario, Dies at 84

He had no opera experience when he was chosen to run the Glimmerglass Opera in upstate New York; 17 years later, he took on City Opera during a difficult period.

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The Arts Are Coming Back This Summer. Just Step Outside.

The return of Shakespeare to Central Park is among the most visible signs that theaters, orchestras and opera companies aim to return to the stage — outdoors.

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New York to Allow Limited Live Performances to Resume in April

The state will allow plays, concerts and other performances to start again April 2 for audiences of up to 100 people indoors, or 200 outdoors.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Loved Opera, and Opera Loved Her Back

Justice Ginsburg was the art form’s “greatest advocate and our greatest spokesperson,” says a leading director.

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My Journey to Writing an Opera About Police Violence

Tazewell Thompson’s libretto for “Blue” tells the story of a black family struck by tragedy.

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Upstate Will Be First to Test New York’s Arts Appetite

Under the governor’s reopening plan, theaters, museums and community art centers upstate will open well before city venues. Will visitors come?

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