Charles Krauthammer is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and political commentator whose weekly column appears in The Washington Post and more than 200 newspapers and media outlets. He's a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard and The New Republic, and a panelist on Inside Washington and Fox News’s Special Report with Bret Baier.
Ted Pappas directs Lerner & Lowe's masterpiece "Camelot" to mark the musical's 50th anniversary with a youthful cast of 22, a live orchestra, and a cavalcade of memorable songs. Pittsburgh Public Theater begins previews on Jan. 20th.
Local mime artist Dan Kamin coached Johnny Depp and Robert Downey, Jr. for their title roles in Benny and Joon and Chaplin and now works with symphony orchestras. He'll provide a single-handed simulacrum of all the performing arts in Dan Kamin's Cheap Evening of Expensive Theater at the August Wilson Center for First Night 2011.
Pittsburgh Opera's General Director, Christopher Hahn, talks about the company's New Year's Eve gala concert at Carnegie Music Hall, returning by popular demand.
One of the opera world's rising young conductors is former Pittsburgher Christopher Franklin, the son of University of Pittsburgh musicologist and Bach authority Don Franklin. Christopher Franklin developed his career in Italian opera houses, including some major ones, and now has a handful of opera CDs to his credit including a new release on the Naxos label. He spoke with Jim Cunningham via Skype between performances of Rossini's Cinderella with Minnesota Opera.
Brooklyn-born conductor Gilbert Levine conducted several of historic concerts for Pope John Paul II beginning with a concert to Commemorate the Holocaust in 1994 and ending with the Pittsburgh Symphony's Concert of Papal Reconciliation at the Vatican in 2004. The story of how the Jewish Levine forged a musical bond with the pontiff is told in his new autobiography "The Pope's Maestro."