Archive for 2014

DiDonato takes Carnegie audience on delightful gondola ride – Nov 05, 2014

Just a week after her powerful performance in the title role […]

Tiny Secret Opera company scores big with a chilling “Medium” – Nov 02, 2014

With ideal timing, The Secret Opera opened their fall production of […]

Philadelphia Orchestra’s “Resurrection” performance belatedly raises the dead – Nov 01, 2014

Expectations were high for the Philadelphia Orchestra’s visit to Carnegie Hall […]

Indifferent vocalism entombs Met’s “Aida” – Oct 31, 2014

If the Zeffirelli La Bohème is the quintessential “classic” production in […]

Madwoman across the water: Bostridge intense and compelling in Britten’s unnerving “Curlew River” – Oct 31, 2014

The interior of the Synod House at the Cathedral of St. […]

Old and new Reich mix in exhilarating fashion at Zankel Hall – Oct 30, 2014

At this stage in his career, new pieces from Steve Reich […]

Chamber Music Society gets intimate with Ysaÿe and Fauré – Oct 27, 2014

The relationship between the Belgian Eugène Ysaÿe and Gabriel Fauré makes […]

A luminous DiDonato leads superb cast in Handel’s “Alcina” at Carnegie – Oct 27, 2014

Joyce DiDonato is the most incandescent singer on today’s classical music […]

Philharmonic scores with Gilbert’s Bruckner, Bronfman’s Bartók – Oct 24, 2014

Yefim Bronfman makes for an odd piano superstar—entering the stage, his […]

Chamber Music Society delivers masterful Brahms survey – Oct 22, 2014

Brahms seemed to excel at everything he touched. Some of this, […]