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Maxed out

Might Max Emanuel Cencic be the countertenor for people who hate countertenors?  I wondered that during intermission at his impressive concert Friday evening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as I eavesdropped on two excited converts cooing over the beauty and elegance of his voice.  Read more »

To the Max

For the second time in two years, the Metropolitan Museum of Art presents a rare opportunity to hear one of the world’s best countertenors in concert. Early last year Philippe Jaroussky appeared with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, and tomorrow night at 7:00 PM the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium will host the superb Croatian singer Max Emanuel Cencic accompanied by Il Pomo d’Oro, the excellent Italian baroque orchestra.   Read more »

Eve of destruction

Mounting Verdi’s French grand operas in their original language is no longer as unusual as it once was, but this week’s “Trove Thursday” presents that rare phenomenon: a Les Vêpres Siciliennes performed by idiomatic Francophone forces, conducted by Pierre-Michel Le Conte and featuring Jacqueline Brumaire, Henri Delaunay, Matteo Manuguerra and Jacques Mars.   Read more »

Jennifer Wilson

Enigma variation

On Thursday evening Jennifer Wilson “finally” made a belated, disappointing Met debut as Turandot.

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Che? Faro!

Galina Vishnevskaya, Irina Arkhipova and Yuri Mazurok in Queen of Spades is a rare treat for this week’s “Trove Thursday.”

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Cherchez la femme (fatale)

Lilith. Pandora. Circe. Salome. “La Belle Dame sans Merci.” Carmen. Brigid O’Shaughnessy: the eternal “femme fatale” still fascinates us.

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Titus interruptus

This week’s “Trove Thursday” unearths Il Tito, a beguiling work by the inexplicably ignored Italian master Antonio Cesti.

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Martyr system

William Christie’s Les Arts Florissants made a much-anticipated appearance at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival Saturday performing Theodora.

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Tosca Gheorghiu

Veiled threat

Angela Gheorghiu‘ s idiosyncratically alluring, sometimes maddening, always fascinating Floria Tosca inevitably became the evening’s unmissable raison d’être.

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Bizet, Bizet, Bizet!

“Trove Thursday” presents Don Procopio, an early two-act confection in Italian featuring an all-star French (and Belgian) cast.

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