Archive for September, 2013

Satiric Shostakovich returns with Met’s brash revival of “The Nose” – Sep 29, 2013

When Dmitri Shostakovich’s The Nose had its stage premiere in Leningrad …

Final Zorn program takes an improvisational ride with bravura precision – Sep 28, 2013

It started with a squawk.

John Zorn sat on stage with …

Zorn marathon serves up an exhilarating feast at Miller Theater – Sep 27, 2013

John Zorn began his career as an important avant-garde musician, and …

Final curtain may be coming down on NY City Opera – Sep 27, 2013

New York City Opera, the scrappy alternative company that launched the …

Bronfman takes the lead in Philharmonic program – Sep 27, 2013

Following the gala concert Wednesday night, Alan Gilbert and the New …

Yo-Yo Ma opens Philharmonic season with a stirring performance – Sep 26, 2013

In his tenure to date with the New York Philharmonic, Alan …

Levine returns to the Met with a well sung, lightweight “Così” that misses the dark side – Sep 25, 2013

When Erda emerges from the depths in Wagner’s Das Rheingold and …

Uneven dramatics apart, the Met opens season with a handsome new “Onegin” – Sep 24, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera opened its season Monday night with a new …

A still-primal Patti Smith channels Hildegard at the Met Museum – Sep 21, 2013

The question arises: Why would New York Classical Review cover a …

Bad girls, Bad girls: Turnage’s witty tragedy “Anna Nicole” mirrors the looming fate of City Opera – Sep 20, 2013

Girls gone bad have been an operatic mainstay since the form’s …