Performing Arts

Celebrating our 15th anniversary.

Whether retracing moments of glory in product development or divulging the traits and strategies that allow their companies, products, and personas to shine, these business and media personalities have been candid about their approaches to success.

Celebrating our 15th anniversary.

Onstage, professional performers capture our imaginations with their graceful, energetic, and thought-provoking pieces; they hold our attention, and we are transported.

A new star.

Beverly Hills has a new shining star. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts opened in October in the heart of one of the world’s most desirable zip codes.

Enigma of Einaudi.

Audiences clearly adore Ludovico Einaudi, if the demands for encores and multiple standing ovations—which greeted him on his most recent North American tour—are any indication. Accompanied by a 10-piece orchestra, the Italian pianist and composer is expanding his popularity everywhere he goes.

The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

Let’s, for a moment, play that game “If you could invite anyone to dinner…” Our imaginary table has space for seven guests, each of a different nationality, and all must be living, working masters of their art.

The new sister.

One of the intriguing aspects of the defunct Soviet regime was its special regard for traditional art forms like opera and ballet. The result is that even today, two decades after the collapse of communism, classical Russian culture is still preserved and celebrated as it is nowhere in the West.

Montblanc's patronage of the arts.

Jan-Patrick Schmitz is passionate about the arts. The president and CEO of Montblanc North America—known for its fine writing instruments and watches—has been an avid photographer since childhood; Montblanc too has long been committed to fostering arts and culture with its numerous projects.

Soprano rising.

Twenty-five-year-old soprano Simone Osborne has just finished eight performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, each time stopping the show by singing “O mio babbino caro” in the Canadian Opera Company’s recent production of Puccini’s opera Gianni Schicchi. “I’ve been there,” she says, laughing.