Park and “Bark” Park and “Bark”

Taylor Mac isn’t known for being short-winded.

on February 14, 2024 at 9:00 AM
The school for music lovers The school for music lovers

Angel Island seemed a piece with two simultaneous goals: to musically interpret the poetry of Angel Island detainees and to educate its audience on the history of Asian and particularly Chinese immigration to America.

on January 15, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Mark, with thee we mean to live Mark, with thee we mean to live

People these days often exclaim “… everything!” but often it feels like gross hyperbole. But surely anyone who has seen Mark Morris’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato since it premiered in 1989 would agree that it is indeed everything!

on March 30, 2022 at 10:42 AM
The lady in question The lady in question

The story shows what may happen when corrupt individuals occupy positions of trust.

on May 06, 2019 at 9:00 AM
The old song and dance The old song and dance

The most disappointing performance in 30 otherwise glorious years of William Christie and Les Arts Florissants visiting New York City.

on March 03, 2019 at 1:06 PM
May contain nuts May contain nuts

Mark Morris’ saucy, psychedelic The Hard Nut has returned to the Brooklyn Academy of Music yet again this week for its 27th Christmas since the ballet premiered in Brussels

on December 19, 2018 at 12:19 PM
A boy’s best friend A boy’s best friend

At the opening of the Scottish Opera’s 2017 production of Turnage’s opera Greek, I was very sorry I’d missed Anna Nicole.

on December 08, 2018 at 9:40 AM
Center ring Gandhi Center ring Gandhi

BAM brings us a political opera featuring… literal balancing acts.

on November 06, 2018 at 11:04 AM
The love that dare not yawp its name The love that dare not yawp its name

Matthew Aucoin’s Crossing depicts Walt Whitman’s experience serving wounded soldiers in a DC infirmary and chronicles the period’s tragic effects.

on October 05, 2017 at 11:36 AM
Py shy Py shy

This black-box recital was an aggressively Gallic affair

on September 23, 2017 at 1:46 PM
Triple header Triple header

I reckon marketing a sex-themed opera in Brooklyn should be like selling bacon-flavored froyo in Vermont.

on June 16, 2017 at 4:24 PM
One finger exercise One finger exercise

David Lang is, per The New Yorker, a “postminimalist enfant terrible.”

on September 10, 2016 at 12:38 PM
Tell me about the rabbits Tell me about the rabbits

Our Own JJ confesses he just doted on Heartbreak Express, but “You Us We All was not my cup of twee.”

on November 18, 2015 at 1:03 PM
Dongs of mirth and triumph sing! Dongs of mirth and triumph sing!

Donkey dick and other Asian Fusion vaudeville acts arouse “The BAM Effect” at Handel’s Semele.

on March 11, 2015 at 12:14 PM
Mortal purpose Mortal purpose

The advance publicity about Zhang Huan’s production of Handel’s luscious Semele currently having its US premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music prominently featured a provocative claim.

on March 07, 2015 at 5:15 PM
As nature intended As nature intended

Meredith Monk and her Vocal Ensemble (five singers besides Monk, plus three instrumentalists) are giving a program called On Behalf of Nature through Sunday at BAM’s Harvey Theater.

on December 04, 2014 at 7:45 PM
Outskirts Outskirts

As One is an opera about a boy growing up to discover that he is a girl.

on September 05, 2014 at 1:33 PM
Billy’s club Billy’s club

When Winston Churchill was First Sea Lord, the story goes, an indignant admiral accused him of violating British naval tradition, to which Churchill replied that the only traditions of the British Navy were rum, sodomy and the lash.

on February 10, 2014 at 11:38 AM
Hooterdämmerung Hooterdämmerung

Is there anything more essentially operatic than the suffering of women?

on September 24, 2013 at 12:42 AM
The private life of implants The private life of implants

“The queen of tabloid TV arrived at BAM Tuesday night in Anna Nicole, an opera brimming with wit and good taste. In other words, they got Anna Nicole all wrong.”

on September 19, 2013 at 9:37 AM
Take the plunge! Take the plunge!

La Cieca now would like to extend a special offer to performing arts organizations in the Greater New York are who would like to join the family of advertisers.

on September 05, 2013 at 9:34 AM
Love is only love Love is only love

Of the two love stories that unfolded at David et Jonathas Wednesday night, it’s hard to say which was more moving.

on April 19, 2013 at 2:25 AM
Boys to men Boys to men

You have only until Sunday to catch the most heart-breaking moments seen on New York City operatic stages this season.

on April 18, 2013 at 2:07 PM
The boy friend The boy friend

Since its life-changing Atys first arrived in 1989 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (where the Lully returned one last time in 2011), Les Arts Florissants has presented works there which have challenged many perceptions about 17th and 18th century opera.

on April 10, 2013 at 8:40 PM