In 1983, Allen Shawn was commissioned by Benny Goodman to produce his final classical piece, which will finally be performed by the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra for its world premiere at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.
Here, director John Giampietro, Co-Head of the Opera program at the Mason Gross School, discusses the work–as well as people’s fears of “not getting” opera.
During a panel discussion at Nicholas Music Center on February 26, celebrated opera singer Renée Fleming spoke about the power of music as it relates to health and the brain.
Rutgers University’s Nancy Yunhwa Rao recently received the third award for her latest book, Chinatown Opera Theater in North America (Illinois University Press, 2017). The award-winning book tells the story of iconic theater companies and the networks and migrations...
In her teaching and research, Music Department Associate Director Rebecca Cypess specializes in the history, interpretation, and performance practices of music in 17th- and 18th-century Europe, as well as music in Jewish culture and women in music.