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Anna Netrebko’s defense of blackface in opera
On Hollywood’s not-so-hidden history of Orientalism
On the Middle Eastern heritage of opera
Sexual harassment and economic exploitation in artist management companies
The “Dead Girls” of opera
On the yin and yang, literal and ethereal, and performer and audience in CONTACT!
On loving and losing Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Charlottesville, Christa Wolf, and Schubert’s Winterreise
I also write creatively. You can hear my words in action in this scene from Bhutto, performed at the 2013 Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival, below.