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Eyvazov’s heroic performance highlights Met’s “La fanciulla del West” – Oct 05, 2018

Puccini’s La fanciulla del West seems an odd piece on its …

Led by a brilliant Netrebko, Met’s all-star “Aida” defines grand opera – Sep 27, 2018

Aidas at the Metropolitan Opera have been rough lately. In the …

A magnetic Garanča simmers in Met’s season-opening “Samson et Dalila” – Sep 25, 2018

The Met has taken a varied approach to opening-night planning in …

The Crossing makes a brilliant stand at Park Avenue Armory – Sep 20, 2018

New works for chorus aren’t unusual—professional and semi-professional choirs are always …

Wuorinen’s dreary music puts passion on ice in NYCO’s “Brokeback Mountain” premiere – Jun 01, 2018

Brokeback Mountain, the opera, has finally come home. Originally commissioned by …

Bychkov and Philharmonic find Berio’s humor, Strauss’s majesty – May 25, 2018

Following up on last week’s masterful Shostakovich, Semyon Bychkov has stayed …

Bychkov leads Philharmonic in intense and spellbinding Shostakovich – May 18, 2018

Semyon Bychkov has been among the most reliable guest conductors in …

Rattle, London Symphony Orchestra guide an emotional journey through Mahler’s “Das Lied” – May 07, 2018

For the last several decades, Simon Rattle has ranked in the …

Honeck delivers a feast of Romantic music with Philharmonic – May 04, 2018

In a sense, at the heart of the act of interpretation …

Pollini shows age-defying mastery in landmark Carnegie recital – Apr 30, 2018

Maurizio Pollini’s Sunday recital marked the fiftieth anniversary of his debut …

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