How Operas Are Going Green

The coronavirus pandemic has challenged day-to-day norms in the opera industry. But while addressing those challenges, some houses have found new ways to tackle another crisis with potentially broader implications: climate change. One of them is La Scala, in Milan, which will install solar panels on the roof of its new office tower in December 2022 while further digitizing operations […]

Pearl Jam Have Launched a Huge Online Archive of Their Live Shows

Pearl Jam have launched a website featuring recordings from 186 of the veteran Seattle rockers’ live performances throughout the years, containing over 5,000 individual tracks. Recordings have been collected from nearly a decade and a half of the band’s shows, running between 2000 and 2014, and are accessible via the Deep hub on the band’s official site.Within the trove there […]

Royal Blood Splashes at No. 1 In U.K. With ‘Typhoons’

The Brighton pair lead a Top 10 crammed with new releases. Merseyside act The Coral snag a sixth Top 10 LP and highest-chart position in 18 years with Coral Island (Run On), new at No. 2. Mick Fleetwood & Friends’ live tribute Celebrating The Music of Peter Green (BMG) debuts at No. 3, just ahead of British singer Birdy, whose […]

Philharmonic Rethinks Significance of Bandwagon Concerts

There are no seats at the moment in David Geffen Hall, the New York Philharmonic’s home at Lincoln Center. There is no lobby, no stage, no stairs. The theater — currently in the midst of a long-delayed renovation — is a raw shell of concrete and steel; the only music within it, the shouts of workers and the deafening screech […]

Hannah Gadsby Announces Tour for New Show ‘Body of Work’

Comedian Hannah Gadsby has announced she’ll return to Australian stages from July, touring a brand-new show titled Body of Work. Though details are relatively scant on what the show will entail, it will follow a whirlwind couple of years for Gadsby, who became a worldwide sensation after her 2018 Netflix special Nanette, winning both an Emmy and a Peabody Award as a […]

Taylor Swift Gets Global Icon Award at 2021 Brit Awards

That 2015 win for international female solo artist is Swift’s only Brit Award to date, from six nominations. Swift has set many records on the U.K. charts, as she has in the U.S. and around the world. She is the only female artist in the 21st century to amass seven No. 1 studio albums on the Official U.K. Albums chart. […]