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Kevin Fullerton

But wait! There’s more!

Fans of Juan Diego Flórez who have endured an inexplicable three-and-a-half year absence from New York’s operatic and concert scene found much to cheer at Sunday’s sold out Carnegie Hall recital. In the end it became a veritable love-fest between the Peruvian tenor and those assembled in the Hall.  Read more »

Bly’s spirits

I must admit a certain trepidation when I received the press kit announcing that the role of Miles in Juilliard’s performances of Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw was to be sung by soprano Britt Hewitt and not a boy treble, but those concerns were dashed by the second scene of the opera.   Read more »

Magic mike

This year’s Richard Tucker Gala was a refreshingly well-balanced program of less frequently heard arias interspersed with operatic chestnuts one expects to encounter at a gala. No major singers cancelled (although two pieces were dropped from the program including one which should have been one of the evening’s highlights), and almost everyone brought her or his A-game. This review should practically write itself, no?  But it didn’t, and I blame technology!  Read more »

Senza nube e senza vel

I attended the Sunday, May 13, performance with bittersweet anticipation.

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Misty salvation

Ah, finalmente!

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To weep and remember

Last evening’s scorching performance of Fallujah by the New York City Opera demonstrated that sometimes impact is not limited by physical proximity.

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Battlemania

Miss Battle was greeted with a thunderous ovation befitting a beloved singer at the end of an illustrious career.

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Pièce de résistance

I was hopeful that my next operatic engagement would offer greater rewards: Norma at the Edinburgh Festival.

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