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Sickness strikes again, but Calleja and Koch make Met’s “Tosca” a great night – Mar 19, 2019

It’s been a rough cold-and-flu season in New York, and especially …

A covering Kunde saves the day with Rachvelishvili in Met’s “Samson et Dalila” – Mar 14, 2019

The Metropolitan Opera brought in a new cast on Wednesday to …

Mutter and Orkis a timeless team in Carnegie recital – Mar 13, 2019

For several decades now, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis have been …

Superb singing triumphs over the machine in Met’s “Das Rheingold” – Mar 10, 2019

The most heralded event of the Metropolitan Opera’s season began Saturday …

Critic’s Choice – Feb 27, 2019

 We may never settle the debate over which of Beethoven’s works…
A young heldentenor rocks the house at the George London Awards – Feb 23, 2019

The Morgan Library played host to the finals of the George …

Showpieces lacking in nuances with Pintscher, Philharmonic – Feb 22, 2019

Concert warhorses are deceptively tricky: for the most part, concert staples …

The neon is fading from Rat Pack “Rigoletto,” but Met’s stellar cast plumbs the human tragedy – Feb 13, 2019

There’s no doubting that Michael Mayer’s flashing neon production of Rigoletto …

A winning cast brings vibrant life, emotional depth to Met’s “La Fille du Régiment” – Feb 12, 2019

La Fille du Régiment is Donizetti’s greatest work.

That may be …

Critic’s Choice – Feb 07, 2019

Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment is not the most emotionally charged …

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