Cher Public

Manhattan melodrama

Curtis Opera Theater mounted a musically remarkable account of John AdamsDoctor Atomic on March 2. (It was repeated on March 4). Timothy Myers was the masterful conductor and drew superb playing from the Curtis Symphony Orchestra crowded into the pit of the small Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center.  Read more »

The name game

Turandot“And what, after all, is this ‘love’ everyone keeps singing about and dying for? As R. B. Schlather demonstrated, it’s not about the noisy orgasm but rather the gentle comfort of resting a weary head on the shoulder of a long-time partner.” (Photo: Cory Weaver) [Observer]

Notes from the underground

One of the “smaller” opera events in New York City that got the biggest buzz last year occurred not in a traditional performance space but at WhiteboxLab > Sound Lounge, an art gallery in Chinatown. Director R.B. Schlather and his team returned there this month to explore Handel’s Orlando and the results, as seen at Monday night’s final presentation, proved uncommonly stimulating.   Read more »