Born to lose Born to lose

Robert Lepage‘s direction of a crucial scene in the Ring is even worse than Otto Schenk‘s, if such a thing is possible.”

on March 20, 2019 at 2:48 PM
Beige like me Beige like me

Leave it to the New York Times to present a hard-hitting, no-holds-barred debate on the explosive subject of race, with Anthony Tommasini and Ben Brantley boldly in agreement throughout.

on October 01, 2015 at 12:17 PM
Ennis del Mar! Il storpi montano splende come un santo altar Ennis del Mar! Il storpi montano splende come un santo altar

“The cast, to a member, embraces every chance…”

on January 29, 2014 at 12:27 PM
Post-Liebestod Post-Liebestod

“The title character in Barber’s Gothic melodrama Vanessa, a self-deluded, manipulative older woman, ‘keeps coming up,’ Ms. Voigt said.”

on October 04, 2013 at 6:02 PM
And Tony goes to… And Tony goes to…

La Cieca spies spotted the New York TimesAnthony Tommasini at the opening of the Salzburg Meistersinger, which indicates his review should be appearing by tomorrow at the latest.

on August 05, 2013 at 1:13 PM
Ring cycle Ring cycle

Anthony Tommasini and his long-time partner Ben McCommon were married on Friday.

on December 03, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Tony award Tony award

For decades New York City Opera was a model of an organization with a clear mission.

on June 01, 2012 at 12:00 PM
How sharper than a serpent’s tooth How sharper than a serpent’s tooth

“The Met’s new Ring is the most frustrating opera production I have ever had to grapple with.”

on April 25, 2012 at 1:53 PM
Damage control Damage control

Just in time for the beginning of the first cycle of the Robert Lepage Ring (pictured), Peter Gelb tries to convince Anthony Tommasini that everything is just fine, thank you…

on April 03, 2012 at 4:24 PM

In honor of Martin Luther King day (belated), the New York Times hosts a discussion about the current Broadway production of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. As a bold gesture toward diversity and inclusion, the keynote speakers range from Anthony Tommasini to Ben Brantley.

on January 17, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Is Peter Gelb wearing too many hats? Anthony Tommasini seems to think so, adding that one of those headpieces in particular is ill-fitting and might perhaps more flatteringly perch upon some other head. Call La Cieca suspicious, but she thinks the timing of this piece is hardly an accident.

on November 25, 2011 at 11:15 AM

So, tell me this, what do Anthony Tommasini, Zachary Woolfe and James Jorden (not pictured) have in common? Well, according to John M. Olin Fellow at the Manhattan Institute Heather MacDonald, these three “trendy” critics constitute “a press corps determined to push Met general manager Peter Gelb into conformity with European opera houses, where narcissistic…

on October 28, 2011 at 11:44 AM

“With the news this month that James Levine had slipped and injured a vertebra while vacationing in Vermont… Fabio Luisi became the company’s music director in all but name.” [New York Times]

on September 18, 2011 at 12:05 PM

Now Anthony Tommasini has gone rummaging for the good news (“a place that could set the cultural tone for its neighborhood, much the way the Public Theater defines the life of its East Village environs”) so completely obscured by the dark clouds of recent reports from NYCO. But even a cockeyed optimist like Tommasini has…

on May 22, 2011 at 2:34 PM

And now Anthony Tommasini has joined the chorus calling for James Levine “to make his next contribution to the company he loves and step aside as music director.” Even the headline of his NYT piece echoes the talk on parterre a fortnight ago.

on May 20, 2011 at 5:09 PM