Archive for January, 2014

Marilyn Horne’s 80th fêted in starry fashion at Carnegie Hall – Jan 17, 2014

On Thursday night Carnegie’s Zankel Hall witnessed a starry tribute to …

With soprano’s strong debut, Met’s “Butterfly” takes wing – Jan 17, 2014

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, for all its tunefulness, can be a difficult …

Boreyko draws out a precise and refined Romanticism with Philharmonic – Jan 17, 2014

Russian conductor Andrey Boreyko, who made his debut with the New …

It’s the boys’ night to shine in Met’s beloved Bohème – Jan 15, 2014

Franco Zeffirelli’s iconic production of La Bohème still soldiers on after …

Mezzo Cecelia Hall displays beguiling artistry in Weill recital – Jan 14, 2014

Marilyn Horne got a generous hand when she walked on to …

Quality high yet surprises few at Phil’s “Contact” program – Jan 14, 2014

The New York Philharmonic’s contemporary music series, CONTACT!, is now in …

Kamala Sankaram’s “Thumbprint” makes searing impact in world premiere – Jan 11, 2014

The true story of Thumbprint — heard in its world premiere …

Batiashvili’s artistry lifts an uneven Philharmonic program – Jan 10, 2014

Violinist Lisa Batiashvili returned to the New York Philharmonic this week …

Soprano sub Chuchman scores sensational Met debut in “L’Elisir” – Jan 10, 2014

Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore exudes more sweetness that your standard opera buffa …

Piston piano works receive their belated and richly served New York premieres – Jan 10, 2014

Walter Piston music received two New York premieres Thursday night at …