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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 …

In her Met quasi-farewell Fleming strikes sparks with Garanča in new “Rosenkavalier” – Apr 14, 2017

One of the main offstage story-lines at the Met this season …

Tilson Thomas, San Franscisco Symphony shine brightly in Mahler – Apr 09, 2017

It’s easy to be skeptical of the idea of the specialist …

Stoyanova and de León deliver gripping vocalism in Met’s “Aida” – Mar 24, 2017

For such a staple of the repertoire, Verdi’s grand Egyptian tragedy …

Garanča delivers a season highlight in brilliant Carnegie recital – Mar 20, 2017

When A-list opera stars appear at Carnegie Hall, their recitals tend …

Met’s superb ensemble cast rises to the challenge of Beethoven’s “Fidelio” – Mar 17, 2017

Among our most revered composers, few struggled so mightily as Beethoven. …

Padmore, Biss find a handful of diamonds in rough recital – Mar 11, 2017

In the vast majority of song recitals, the pianist sits just …