review / performance

In Napoli where love is queen In Napoli where love is queen

Final opera of the season. Little-known opera. A revival. So, you can probably skip it, right?

on June 24, 2024 at 9:00 AM
The eras tour The eras tour

She can’t put her foot on the gas the way she used to but there’s still plenty of fuel in that tank. 

on June 21, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Parable of the prodigious son Parable of the prodigious son

I’m old enough to remember when Yannick Nézet-Séguin could do no wrong.

on June 20, 2024 at 9:00 AM
It may not have been echt, but it was fun! It may not have been echt, but it was fun!

On June 11th, the Met Orchestra returned to Carnegie Hall with a diverse program led by music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

on June 18, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Four frightened people Four frightened people

As an opera fanatic who was baptized by the blood of Leontyne Price, the Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi appeared on my radar fairly soon after I started delving into the operatic canon.

on June 17, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Psychological projections Psychological projections

“The distance between dreams and reality is called action.” – Brian Tracy

on June 13, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Véronique, with fiery pride Véronique, with fiery pride

Witnessing William Christie guide his orchestra and singers was truly one of this performance’s greatest highlights.

on June 12, 2024 at 10:00 AM
Playing in the rafters Playing in the rafters

Opera took center stage on the final weekend of the Philadelphia Orchestra season.

on June 11, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Woman’s lib Woman’s lib

A work that skimps on profundity need not be devoid of entertainment value, and Madrid’s charismatic soloists and musicians more than capably deliver on this front.

on June 10, 2024 at 9:00 AM
The age of <em>Innocence</em> The age of <em>Innocence</em>

The score for Innocence was menacing yet comforting, and, essentially, violent and peaceful at the same time

on June 06, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Speaking of tradition Speaking of tradition

You can imagine my surprise at encountering an almost wholly traditional staging with one teensy difference.

on June 05, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Bach humbug Bach humbug

Peter Sellars’s rarely radical climate epic Shall We Gather at The River brought together a superb collection of musical talent for an unfortunately incoherent night of sacred song.

on June 04, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Try and try again Try and try again

Matthew Polenzani strode into the Park Avenue Armory’s Board of Officers Room last Monday evening and was received like a beloved friend–and indeed that is what he is to many of New York’s opera-goers.

on May 29, 2024 at 9:00 AM
<em>Death</em> and the maiden <em>Death</em> and the maiden

“Sempre viva!”

on May 28, 2024 at 10:00 AM