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 »
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 »
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 »
On Thursday evening Jennifer Wilson “finally” made a belated, disappointing Met debut as Turandot.
Galina Vishnevskaya, Irina Arkhipova and Yuri Mazurok in Queen of Spades is a rare treat for this week’s “Trove Thursday.”
Lilith. Pandora. Circe. Salome. “La Belle Dame sans Merci.” Carmen. Brigid O’Shaughnessy: the eternal “femme fatale” still fascinates us.
This week’s “Trove Thursday” unearths Il Tito, a beguiling work by the inexplicably ignored Italian master Antonio Cesti.
William Christie’s Les Arts Florissants made a much-anticipated appearance at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival Saturday performing Theodora.
Angela Gheorghiu‘ s idiosyncratically alluring, sometimes maddening, always fascinating Floria Tosca inevitably became the evening’s unmissable raison d’être.
“Trove Thursday” presents Don Procopio, an early two-act confection in Italian featuring an all-star French (and Belgian) cast.