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City Opera wraps pivotal season with probing “Angels in America” – Jun 11, 2017

It was one thing for the reconstituted New York City Opera …

Philharmonic’s thrilling “Rheingold” provides a high point of Gilbert’s final weeks – Jun 02, 2017

Alan Gilbert still has one more subscription weekend before his tenure …

Hrůša’s native Czech music shines brightly in Philharmonic debut – May 26, 2017

How often do we read the phrase “the concerto sounded under-rehearsed” …

Chung’s engaging artistry shows through in uneven Carnegie return – May 19, 2017

The “feat of strength,” it seems, holds an irresistible allure even …

The Met marks 50th anniversary at Lincoln Center with a marathon of golden singing – May 08, 2017

For fifty years now, the Metropolitan Opera House has been the …

City Opera’s Baroque premiere provides mixed rewards – May 05, 2017

Key to the surprising renaissance of the New York City Opera …

Alagna and Rowley bring emotional depth to Met’s “Cyrano de Bergerac” – May 03, 2017

To say that Cyrano de Bergerac is an unusual item at …

DiDonato leads an inspired cast in sensational “Ariodante” at Carnegie – May 01, 2017

The renaissance of baroque opera in America shows no signs of …

Strong playing undone by fatigue in Weilerstein’s Bach marathon – Apr 23, 2017

It’s a shame that the 92nd Street Y isn’t thought of …

New Andres concerto a highlight in mixed Philharmonic program – Apr 21, 2017

A hallmark of the Alan Gilbert era at the New York …