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An unexpected debut sparks Met’s “Pearl Fishers” revival – Nov 15, 2018

At a storied repertory house like the Metropolitan Opera, the running …

Philadelphia Orchestra program adds up to more than its parts – Nov 14, 2018

It’s one thing to present an odd program on your home …

Boito’s entertaining hell is open for business with Met’s “Mefistofele” – Nov 09, 2018

An important literary figure in his time, Arrigo Boito is best …

Cuomo’s “Savage Winter” retools “Winterreise” for an American storm – Nov 08, 2018

Winterreise provides endless rewards to artists. Schubert’s masterful cycle seems to …

Rough edges take the bite out of Met’s “Carmen” revival – Oct 31, 2018

The threat of violence is at the core of the Met’s …

With two blazing principals, Puccini’s “Tosca” ignites at the Met – Oct 26, 2018

Grand and melodramatic, Tosca is in many ways the quintessential Italian …

Garanča proves light in lieder, deep in opera at Carnegie recital – Oct 24, 2018

Elīna Garanča is one of the most sought-after singers on Earth; …

Dazzling visuals outshine uneven score in Met’s “Marnie” premiere – Oct 20, 2018

Alfred Hitchcock has made it to the Metropolitan Opera stage—sort of.…

Chamber Music Society opens with a non-Russian, Russian program – Oct 17, 2018

Themed programs have become almost a genre of their own in …

Operatic treatment of O’Neill’s “Anna Christie” makes a long, confused journey into night – Oct 06, 2018

Eugene O’Neill’s Anna Christie has quite a pedigree as a dramatic …

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