Retooling the Met Opera’s Problematic ‘Ring’ Machine

The 45-ton set for Wagner’s sprawling masterpiece was noisy and glitch-prone in its last outing. So the Met has been working for months to fix it.

Suge Knight Gets 28 Years in Prison in Hit-and-Run Plea Deal

The one-time rap mogul on Thursday pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in a 2015 case tied to the film “Straight Outta Compton.”

A Frenzied Run-Up in a House Full of Divas

Elina Garanca, Anna Netrebko and newcomers rehearse “Samson et Dalila,” “Aida” and “La Bohème” for the Metropolitan Opera’s opening week.

Review: In a Gilded Space, a Choir Reflects on War and Peace

The Crossing, led by Donald Nally, presented a site-specific, politically charged program, “Of Arms and the Man,” in the ornate Park Avenue Armory.

Cat Power Has a Lot to Be Proud Of. Now She Knows That.

The singer and songwriter Chan Marshall has a new child, a new label and a new lease on life with her 10th album, “Wanderer.”

Review: ‘Quincy’ Captures a Lifelong Love Affair With Music

A documentary reveals its octogenarian subject as still busy and productive, and not a little haunted by memories of friends now gone.