Author Archive

Strong cast proves mostly golden in New York City Opera’s “Fanciulla” – Sep 07, 2017

Usually when we think of a great operatic evening, the image …

Dell’Arte Opera’s excellent cast wins out over intrusive politics in Janacek’s “Vixen” – Aug 20, 2017

On the heels of their successful presentation of La Calisto earlier …

Excellent playing lost amid the glitz in Mostly Mozart opener – Jul 26, 2017

It would seem difficult to begin your season with a non …

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 …