Conviction of Carlos Arthur Nuzman for Bringing the Olympics to Brazil

The man who brought the Olympics to South America for the first time has been jailed for more than 30 years after a judge in Brazil ruled that Rio de Janeiro’s success in securing the 2016 Summer Games was based on a bribery scheme. The verdict against Carlos Arthur Nuzman, a longtime former chairman of …

Review: A Rare King Arthur Opera, Bard Says ‘Welcome Back’

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY – Just two words from the loudspeakers to loud applause for the audience at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College on Sunday evening: “Welcome back.” welcome back, really Ernest Chausson’s rarely heard opera “Le Roi Arthus” Presented as part of the Bard’s SummerScape festival. And welcome back to the …

A King Arthur Rarity Is A Convenient Way To Return To Opera

In the third act of Ernest Chausson’s opera “Le Roi Arthus” (“King Arthur”), Guinevere asks Lancelot, “Unified in love, united in sin, shall we unite in death?” he asks. The tangled Arthurian love triangle is familiar from the works of “The King Once and Future”, “Camelot” and Sir Thomas Malory. But here, the question that …