Archive for December, 2018

Top Ten Performances of 2018 – Dec 24, 2018

1. Daniil Trifonov’s “Decades” program at Zankel Hall.

Every performance of …

Messiaen’s vision given full power and majesty on new St. Thomas organ – Dec 24, 2018

On the Saturday afternoon before Christmas, 5th Avenue was jammed nearly …

January 28 – Dec 22, 2018

Metropolitan Opera
Tchaikovsky: Iolanta
Bartók: Bluebeard’s Castle
Sonya Yoncheva, Matthew Polenzani, …

Met’s family-friendly “Magic Flute” only gets better with age – Dec 20, 2018

Julie Taymor’s production of Die Zauberflöte only gets better with age …

Vienna Boys Choir mix it up with a cosmopolitan “Christmas in Vienna” – Dec 17, 2018

One thing you can say for the Vienna Boys Choir: they …

Ensemble Correspondances brings polish and esprit to Charpentier program – Dec 17, 2018

New York is well into the holiday season, with performances of …

Yoncheva’s sublime Desdemona lifts Met’s tepid “Otello” – Dec 15, 2018

The most powerful scene in Verdi’s Otello is an invention of …

Chamber Music Society goes for Baroque with lively solo program – Dec 10, 2018

With plenty of fanfare—in the form of spiffy trumpet playing by …

On-Site Opera’s intimate “Amahl” fulfills Christmas mission in a meaningful way – Dec 07, 2018

Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors used to be …

A glitzy new “Traviata” ushers in the Nézet-Séguin era at the Met – Dec 05, 2018

The Yannick Nézet-Séguin era at the Metropolitan Opera has officially begun.…

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