Performing Arts

The Metropolitan Opera recrafts the comedic libretto Falstaff featuring sophisticated, yet economical, musical dialogue and an impressive ensemble cast.

ARTS Pick: Falstaff

Brilliant orchestration and dastardly deception punctuate Verdi’s Falstaff, the seminal composer’s final opera. The action streams live in HD and stars Ambrogio Maestri as the fabulous fat knight Sir John Falstaff from Shakespeare’s Henry IV and The Merry Wives of Windsor in the Met’s first new production of the piece in nearly 50 years. Wealthy […]

fun. at The nTelos Wireless Pavilion. Image: Jack Looney

2013 in numbers: A look back at how the year added up

There are 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, and 525,600 minutes in a year. But there was a lot more to 2013 than just the sands in the hourglass, so we’ve compiled what we think are the most noteworthy stories of the last 31,536,000 seconds. Here’s the year by the numbers—from hawks spotted […]