Something cool Something cool

Elina Garanca was radiantly present at Carnegie Hall Friday night performing a ravishingly somber Rückert-Lieder with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the MET Orchestra.

on June 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Disappearing act Disappearing act

Tenor Matthew Polenzani and pianist Julius Drake’s performance left this listener in a a state of euphoria.

on February 27, 2019 at 11:27 AM
L’Heure exquise L’Heure exquise

Although she didn’t sing that eponymous song by Reynaldo Hahn at Weill Recital Hall Thursday evening, Sabine Devieilhe did offer an “exquisite hour” of early 20th century French songs.

on January 18, 2019 at 11:10 AM
My sister, my queen My sister, my queen

It had something for everyone who loves loud chesty singing and smoky soft-singing: from Tchaikovsky to Rachmaninoff to Strauss…

on December 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Bland date Bland date

With a program of Schumann, Wagner, Ravel and de Falla, mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca and pianist Kevin Murphy delivered a underdone performance at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday night.

on October 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Meine Liebe ist croon Meine Liebe ist croon

As opera’s reigning tenor-superstar, Jonas Kaufmann can pretty much do whatever he wants and a sizable adoring public will lap it up.

on October 08, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Hop on pops Hop on pops

Carnegie Hall’s season opener last night fetched the usual glitterati.

on October 04, 2018 at 12:16 PM
Panglossed over Panglossed over

Celebrating Lenny’s 100th this year has made Candide ubiquitous at opera houses worldwide.

on April 20, 2018 at 10:58 AM
They live by night They live by night

A heady audience paid top price to pack Carnegie Hall Thursday for just 80 minutes of unstaged Wagner. 

on April 13, 2018 at 11:57 AM
Less than hero Less than hero

Iestyn Davies’s theatrical blandness combined with his vocal unsuitability for the role left a hole at the center of Rinaldo.

on March 26, 2018 at 11:48 AM
Flour song Flour song

Touting an austere, governessy program—the hour-and-change Schubert/Müller cycle, Die schöne MüllerinJonas Kaufman  fulfilled his long-awaited, high-profile return to Carnegie Hall last night.

on January 21, 2018 at 2:42 PM
And now a word… And now a word…

One of parterre’s most faithful sponsors begins a campaign today highlighting programs by the world’s greatest singers: let’s hear it for Carnegie Hall! 

on December 01, 2017 at 8:45 AM
One Handel, one heart One Handel, one heart

I don’t usually attend a performance of an opera I’ve known well most of my life expecting a revelation.

on May 01, 2017 at 10:28 AM
“Thy power standeth not in multitude nor thy might in strong men” “Thy power standeth not in multitude nor thy might in strong men”

An unstaged performance of Juditha Triumphans by five soloists and the Venice Baroque Orchestra under Andrea Marcon.

on February 09, 2017 at 9:04 PM
Together again for the first time Together again for the first time

From Unnatural Acts of Opera, a duo concert with Shirley Verrett and Grace Bumbry at Carnegie Hall.

on January 04, 2017 at 11:48 AM
Trauermarsch Trauermarsch

I can scarcely remember a performance where so many conflicting thoughts raced through my mind as happened Thursday night during the Met Orchestra’s “bleeding chunks” of Wagner’s Ring at Carnegie Hall.

on May 27, 2016 at 2:33 PM
The good, the bad and the Haydn The good, the bad and the Haydn

In a striking program at Carnegie Hall last night, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s), with guest vocalist Susan Graham, brought together a wide array of musical proclivities—good and good bad taste alike.

on April 08, 2016 at 12:28 PM
From Steamboat Springs to La Paz From Steamboat Springs to La Paz

“Finally, Ms. Fleming reveals a completely different side of her artistry: her life-long passion for jazz…”

on February 26, 2016 at 5:30 PM
Aged in blood Aged in blood

Simply put, Christine Goerke is a stupendous Elektra.

on October 22, 2015 at 10:15 AM
Elektral college Elektral college

La Cieca thought the cher public might like to share some of their favorite Elektra videos and anecdotes.

on October 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Lips together, teeth apart Lips together, teeth apart

Mr. Peabody, that Leonardo among canines, claimed she was suffering from toothache.

on February 21, 2015 at 5:28 PM
Bows and arias Bows and arias

Whenever opera-lovers are canvassed about what neglected operas they hunger to see revived, the resulting lists inevitably feature a goodly number of grand operas, those once wildly popular monstrosities–particularly by Meyerbeer–written primarily for Paris in the mid-19th century.

on December 08, 2014 at 3:09 PM
In witch we serve In witch we serve

Sunday afternoon’s intermittently involving concert performance of Handel’s Alcina at Carnegie Hall starred an unusually intense Joyce DiDonato as a powerful sorceress blinded by her romantic delusions.

on October 27, 2014 at 11:33 PM
Whispers and cries Whispers and cries

We were not at Carnegie Hall to hear superb opera singers bestow their vocalism upon Alban Berg’s Wozzeck; we are there to hear the Wiener Staatsoper’s house band work their magic upon an intricate, spooky, devastating score.

on March 01, 2014 at 5:58 PM