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Philharmonic offers a musical feast for Chinese New Year – Feb 01, 2017

For the sixth year running, the New York Philharmonic’s Annual Chinese …

A false start and a joyous finish with Barenboim’s Bruckner 7 – Jan 28, 2017

Carnegie Hall’s week of Bruckner is nearing its end, as Daniel …

Barenboim stumbles in Mozart but leads Staatskapelle Berlin in a brilliant Bruckner Fourth – Jan 24, 2017

The Barenboim Bruckner binge continues at Carnegie Hall, and is now …

Worthy cast finds fiftul humanity beneath the neon of Met’s “Rigoletto” – Jan 21, 2017

Since its debut in 2013, Michael Mayer’s Vegas-strip take on Rigoletto …

Margaine makes sensational debut in Met’s riveting “Carmen” – Jan 20, 2017

A hit parade like no other, Bizet’s Carmen is sometimes in …

Strong cast opens Met’s sunny “Barbiere” with room to grow – Jan 10, 2017

Monday night’s formula at the Metropolitan Opera seemed about as reliable …

NY City Opera makes the best of all possible cases for Bernstein’s “Candide” – Jan 07, 2017

Very few people outside the company itself expected that the New …

Met’s “Roméo et Juliette” closes 2016 with dramatic fireworks – Jan 01, 2017

Not every opera in the standard repertoire is a Tosca, a …

Met serves up a feast of fine singing in its family “Magic Flute” – Dec 21, 2016

A sold-out crowd packed the auditorium on Tuesday for the season …

Blue Heron brings seasonal warmth to 15th-century French program – Dec 19, 2016

‘Tis the season for holiday concerts, parades of favorites that rarely …