Any old palace Any old palace

At the heart of this success was Quinn Kelsey’s revelatory take on Rigoletto. He was matched, vocally and dramatically, by Rosa Feola’s Gilda—a tour-de-force performance.

on January 01, 2022 at 10:48 AM
Unfair ‘Lady’ Unfair ‘Lady’

A revival of My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center makes a muddle of the show’s thoughtful elements and isn’t particularly funny either. 

on May 01, 2018 at 5:46 PM
Hello, Bart! Hello, Bart!

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

on March 15, 2018 at 11:59 AM
Like breathing out and breathing in Like breathing out and breathing in

Has anyone who assigned, wrote, edited or published this piece ever seen My Fair Lady?

on February 22, 2018 at 3:18 PM
Drunk history Drunk history

Last night was my fourth or fifth wade into the slough of Bartlett Sher’s production of Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Met since its premiere in 2009.

on September 27, 2017 at 3:21 PM
The chopping block? The chopping block?

After five flops in a row, Mr. McVicar continues to win new assignments from the Met.

on March 31, 2016 at 11:36 AM
Sher on this shining night Sher on this shining night

Bartlett Sher’s “new to Chicago” production of Romeo et Juliette came to the Lyric Opera at Monday’s opening after appearances at Salzburg and Milan.

on February 26, 2016 at 8:45 AM
A whiter shade of pale A whiter shade of pale

While the celebrity-studded, expensively-dressed audience gathered for the gala opening of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2015-2016 season seemed genuinely enthralled by Monday evening’s performance of Otello, it was more likely swept away by the power of Verdi’s genius than by Bartlett Sher’s puzzling, inert new production.

on September 22, 2015 at 12:31 PM
A wasted time A wasted time

Vittorio Grigolo in the title role of the Met’s revival of Les Contes d’Hoffman is the opera version of the charming homeless drunk.

on January 13, 2015 at 11:50 AM
Fight club Fight club

“I literally wanted to punch Sher in the face.”

on September 30, 2012 at 2:29 AM
Putting the concept before the horse Putting the concept before the horse

No, that’s not how it’s supposed to work, Heidi Waleson.

on September 26, 2012 at 11:43 AM

La Cieca hears that Bartlett Sher has already signed a new three-opera deal with the Met. The director, who completes his first trifecta with next season’s Le Comte Ory, will reportedly return to the company in 2013-2014 for two productions, one of which will be that new Nico Muhly work, Two and a Half Men…

on February 23, 2010 at 12:06 PM