Recent Writing

 

To Save Opera, We Have to Let it Die

The Washington Post, August 2019


Color Blind

Anna Netrebko’s defense of blackface in opera

VAN, June 2019


We Deserve Better Than the Live-Action Aladdin

On Hollywood’s not-so-hidden history of Orientalism

Electric Literature, May 2019




Origin Myths

On the Middle Eastern heritage of opera

VAN, April 2019







In Review: Adam Tendler and Tenth Intervention

National Sawdust Log, December 2018



Leila Bordreuil: The Physical Force of Sound

National Sawdust Log, September 2018


In Review: Resonant Bodies Festival

National Sawdust Log, September 2018


“Oh Yeah, He Does That”

Sexual harassment and economic exploitation in artist management companies

VAN, September 2018



End Transmission

The “Dead Girls” of opera

VAN, August 2018



Dual Nature

On the yin and yang, literal and ethereal, and performer and audience in CONTACT!

Playbill, January 2018


Before Leaving this Place

On loving and losing Dmitri Hvorostovsky

VAN, November 2017


A Cold War

Charlottesville, Christa Wolf, and Schubert’s Winterreise

VAN, AUGUST 2017