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Mattei commands the stage in Met’s spring “Don Giovanni” – Apr 05, 2019

The Michael Grandage production of Don Giovanni currently in rep at …

Young mezzo Kelsey Lauritano shows mature and winning artistry – Apr 04, 2019

In an ideal world, musical competitions ought to recognize and elevate …

A richly varied night of American song from Mirror Visions Ensemble – Apr 01, 2019

Mirror Visions Ensemble, now in its 27th season, continues to distinguish …

Critic’s Choice – Mar 21, 2019

Christine Goerke‘s performance as the Dyer’s Wife in Die Frau ohne …

Worthy singing from young cast in Amore Opera’s rough and unready “Dinorah” – Mar 20, 2019

“The-Little-Opera-Company-That-Could” can be a compelling aesthetic. Scrappy productions of unusual rep …

Sickness strikes again, but Calleja and Koch make Met’s “Tosca” a great night – Mar 19, 2019

It’s been a rough cold-and-flu season in New York, and especially …

A covering Kunde saves the day with Rachvelishvili in Met’s “Samson et Dalila” – Mar 14, 2019

The Metropolitan Opera brought in a new cast on Wednesday to …

Mutter and Orkis a timeless team in Carnegie recital – Mar 13, 2019

For several decades now, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis have been …

Superb singing triumphs over the machine in Met’s “Das Rheingold” – Mar 10, 2019

The most heralded event of the Metropolitan Opera’s season began Saturday …

Critic’s Choice – Feb 27, 2019

 We may never settle the debate over which of Beethoven’s works…