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Thalia Book Club Camp offers up-close interaction with renowned children's book authors and illustrators, book discussions, and book-related field trips around the city. This blog follows the camp's activities.

Opera’s Unlikely Embrace of the Telecast

By Symphony Space
Published on January 19, 2010

The following article ran in The New York Times on Jan 13, 2010. Click here to see the 2010 season of Opera in HD screenings. The Metropolitan Opera has scant reputation as a cutting-edge institution, but it knows how to reap the benefits of technology. Since 1930 its Saturday broadcasts have converted untold numbers of […]


Directing “La Boheme” for the screen

Published on September 22, 2009

Just before I was asked to direct Boheme for film, my cousin, the director of the Vienna state opera asked me to direct my first on stage production of Boris Godunov.  I wanted to, but was also intimidated by this task.  I’m a filmmaker with a strong documentary background.  Our mediums don’t mix too well.  […]