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Cartoonish direction, indifferent vocalism make for leaden Martinů double bill at Gotham Chamber Opera – Oct 15, 2014

Jayson Slayden and Jenna Siladie with Joseph Beutel (behind) in Martinů’s “Alexandre …

Caramoor Festival serves up bel canto rarity with Donizetti’s “Lucrezia Borgia” – Jul 14, 2014

Angela Meade performed the title role of Donizetti’s “Lucrezia Borgia” Saturday night …

Hanson’s neglected “Merry Mount” receives a thrilling performance from Christie, Rochester Philharmonic – May 08, 2014

Howard Hanson’s opera “Merry Mount” was presented by conductor Michael Christie, soloists …

Met Council winners shine and rise at finals concert – Mar 31, 2014

The winners of the 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. From L-R: …

Gun-Brit Barkmin makes a powerful Salome at Carnegie Hall – Mar 02, 2014

Gun-Brit Barkmin sang the title role in Strauss’s “Salome” Saturday night at …

With new cast members Met’s Baroque “Island” pastiche still enchants – Feb 27, 2014

Plácido Domingo as Neptune and Susan Graham as Sycorax in the Met’s …

A fine ensemble cast boosts the Met’s delightful Fifties-era “Falstaff” – Dec 07, 2013

Ambrogio Maestri in the title role and Stephanie Blythe as Mrs. Quickly …