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My sister, my queen

She sings so sweet and so nice, but in Krasnodar, Anya was sometimes a cruel one. Read more »

Bland date

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

Meine Liebe ist croon

While the Met continues to impatiently await his return after more than four years, Jonas Kaufmann has appeared at Carnegie Hall three times in just over eight months. The most recent occurred Friday when a sold-out house eagerly (if not quite ecstatically) greeted the tenor’s earnest recreation of his 2014 operetta CD You Mean the World to Me.   Read more »

Hop on pops

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

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Panglossed over

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

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They live by night

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

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Less than hero

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

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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.

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