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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.…

New Camerata Opera spans 250 years in double bill of Blow and Holst – Nov 30, 2018

New York operagoers heard a bizarre double-bill downtown on Thursday night …

A rough start and bracing finale to Da Capo Chamber Players’ fete of three composers – Nov 29, 2018

The Da Capo Chamber Players, a group approaching fifty years of …

Met marks two company anniversaries with Puccini’s “Trittico” – Nov 27, 2018

As if a comedy/tragedy double-feature weren’t enough, Puccini’s Il Trittico offers …

Flórez exhilarates with French arias, Latin encores at Carnegie – Nov 19, 2018

A recital with Juan-Diego Flórez is always bound to be a …

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 …

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