Shedding a New Light on Rothko

BY CHRISTINA BIANCO The impressive union of art and technology in the new Harvard Art Museums’ inaugural exhibition. In many ways Harvard is the perfect place for innovations in interdisciplinary fields to occur. It is no wonder that such a place, with its dedication to teaching and learning, could bring together a team of curators, artists, and scientists in order to revive an old, faded, and forgotten painting. The new Mark Rothko exhibition at the Harvard Art Museum attempts to revitalize six Mark Rothko murals that have sadly received little time in the spotlight. The new exhibition uses projections in …






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BY CHRISTINA BIANCO An Introduction to La Boheme There are certain works of art that will touch your heart, send a cascade of chills down your spine, and make tears roll down your eyes. For me, La Boheme is one of those works. I have memorized the soundtrack and imagined myself starring in it on the stage of the Met, and I will forever hold its story dear to my heart. But I am definitely not alone in my feelings towards this opera, because it has been consistently one of the most highly performed operas around the world. Many people …






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BY CHRISTINA BIANCO A Review of Werther Jonas Kaufmann may be the most sought-after tenor in the opera world right now, and after the broadcast of Massenet’s Werther last Saturday, audience members can be left with no doubts why he has been leading productions around the globe. Even though the March 15th broadcast had a very unfortunate technical glitch which caused the audience to miss the opera’s last seven minutes of audio, there is no doubt that many audience members would have left the theater with a positive lasting impression. From the moment that Kauffman took the stage as the …






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BY CHRISTINA BIANCO A Review of the Metropolitan Opera’s Prince Igor On Saturday March 1st, I rushed over to the movie theater in Kenmore Square to see Alexander Borodin’s opera Prince Igor broadcasted by the Metropolitan Opera. As the curtain rose, the opera began with a projection of the quote “to unleash a war is the surest way to escape oneself” and this quote set the stage nicely for Dimitri Tcherniakov’s dreamlike interpretation of the Russian opera. Prince Igor was Borodin’s only opera, and left unfinished when the composer suddenly died in 1887. Borodin was notably a doctor, chemist, and …






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