Archive for December, 2014

No static at all in fascinating Gosfield premiere by JACK Quartet – Dec 08, 2014

Annie Gosfield is an excellent composer—part of the generation that can …

Teatro Regio Torino’s Rossini rocks the house at Carnegie Hall – Dec 08, 2014

Call it the “Italian Invasion,” if you like.

Gianandrea and the …

Gotham Chamber Opera puts a delightful seasonal spin on children’s classic – Dec 07, 2014

Just in time to compete with family-oriented holiday presentations, Gotham Chamber …

Little Opera Theater presents an ambitious and rewarding Carlisle Floyd double-bill – Dec 06, 2014

Carlisle Floyd is the Verdi of American opera, which is more …

Philadelphia Orchestra shows its distinctive qualities under free-spirited Nézet-Séguin – Dec 06, 2014

When Yannick Nézet-Séguin began his term as music director of the …

Second cast by no means second best in Met’s delightful “Figaro” – Dec 05, 2014

In recent seasons, the Metropolitan Opera hasn’t always managed to put …

Met’s stolid “Meistersinger” fails to reach the high notes – Dec 03, 2014

In all the uproar over the alleged anti-semitism of John Adams’s …

Dessay and Dumaux light up Handel’s “Cesare” – Dec 01, 2014

A serendipitously fine Handel season that started with a great concert …