The Icelandic Opera's production of Tosca


An Ambitious and Relevant Tosca

The Icelandic Opera premiered Puccini’s Tosca last weekend to a near-capacity audience. A story of love, betrayal, and political intrigue, Tosca has become one of the most performed operas since its premiere in 1900.


In the City of Light, It’s All About the Sublime, Or Maybe Wonder

How do you get to transcendence? For Ragnar Kjartansson, it’s via silliness, high-jinx, examination of the obvious, repetition. His biggest show yet, Seul celui qui connaît le désir, at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, includes “scenery” paintings, souvenirs from performances in the form of watercolors or paintings, three video installations and a live performance piece. All contain his characteristic mix of goofiness and the sublime—proportions may vary.