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Cantata Profana conjures mesmerizing “Visions of Silence” – Jan 19, 2019

For a composer as fine and singular as Salvatore Sciarrino, his …

Ekmeles singers find the physical beauty in Sciarrino’s spectral music – Jan 18, 2019

It can be hard sometimes to discern the actual qualities of …

Leonard shines in Met Opera’s haunting “Pelléas et Mélisande” – Jan 16, 2019

Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande is unique, not only in that it …

Critic’s Choice – Jan 09, 2019

Artek is one of the finest and longest-standing early music ensembles …

Wheeler, Hoffman works fare best at Here and Now Festival – Jan 05, 2019

For several years now, Bargemusic has filled the fallow periods on …

Messiaen’s vision given full power and majesty on new St. Thomas organ – Dec 24, 2018

On the Saturday afternoon before Christmas, 5th Avenue was jammed nearly …

January 21 – Dec 22, 2018

Metropolitan Opera
Bizet: Carmen
Clémentine Margaine, Roberto Alagna, Aleksandra Kurzak
Louis …

Met’s family-friendly “Magic Flute” only gets better with age – Dec 20, 2018

Julie Taymor’s production of Die Zauberflöte only gets better with age …

On-Site Opera’s intimate “Amahl” fulfills Christmas mission in a meaningful way – Dec 07, 2018

Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors used to be …

Beglarian’s music makes the strongest impression in loadbang’s subdued program – Dec 05, 2018

A loadbang is one of two things: a command to initiate …

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