Archive for December, 2017

Starry second cast provides a riotous lift to Met’s “Figaro” – Dec 30, 2017

The season premiere of an opera is usually the one to […]

Bronfman’s Bartók enlivens post-holiday week with Philharmonic – Dec 28, 2017

During the week between Christmas and New Year’s one might expect […]

Top Ten Performances of 2017 – Dec 20, 2017

1. Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel at the Metropolitan Opera. Among today’s […]

Met’s colorful, if gruesome, “Hansel and Gretel” returns with its seasonal “magic” – Dec 19, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera opened its holiday run of Humperdinck’s Hansel and […]

Constantinople rises again in MB1800 series – Dec 19, 2017

The Baroque era is the founding inspiration for the New York-based […]

Met’s seasonal “Merry Widow” hits its stride in crowd-pleasing revival – Dec 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera’s holiday season revivals of Franz Lehár’s The Merry […]

Manze leads the Philharmonic and friends in a vivid, triumphant “Messiah” – Dec 13, 2017

The five performances of Handel’s Messiah the New York Philharmonic offers […]

High Sierra: 2017 Richard Tucker winner soars at gala concert – Dec 11, 2017

As far as old-fashioned opera galas go, New York doesn’t have […]

No Illinois charges for Levine; conductor says abuse allegations are “unfounded” – Dec 10, 2017

The Lake County, Illinois state’s attorney office said Friday that no […]

Philadelphia Orchestra, Hahn excel in wide-ranging program at Carnegie Hall – Dec 09, 2017

Like a student facing a jury at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute, the […]


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