Tito’s, neat Tito’s, neat

This Clemenza seemed more or less unconcerned with the opera’s political imagination, content to take Tito at his word that his rule is morally enlightened and the citizens at theirs that a benevolent dictatorship is a wonderful thing indeed.

on April 29, 2024 at 10:00 AM
Garden varieties Garden varieties

Those of us in New York City who relish 17th century Italian vocal music were offered an enticing banquet over the past few weeks.

on March 07, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Nighthawks Nighthawks

Edward Hopper’s paintings from the 1930s and 1940s are simply lousy with windows.

on November 21, 2023 at 9:00 AM
The final strangeness The final strangeness

What’s the status of the American Dream nowadays? Did it ever really exist? If it’s dead, why isn’t it gone?

on February 19, 2023 at 11:23 AM
No sex please, we’re German No sex please, we’re German

Why is so twinkling, tuneful a score so little known?

on April 23, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Work on ‘Progress’ Work on ‘Progress’

Young voices ringing out Stravinsky’s witty melodies at close quarters gives great pleasure if you are fond of this witty score and its many parodies of early operatic cliché.

on February 20, 2022 at 8:00 AM
Speak loudly Speak loudly

Do we do what we have to do? Or do we have to do what we do?

on February 10, 2020 at 11:09 AM
Is that how they do it? Is that how they do it?

Così fan tutte presents a considerable challenge to the modern director.

on November 17, 2019 at 12:07 PM
Dressed to kill Dressed to kill

Oh, that slippery Don Giovanni—so elusive, so chaotic, so open to no end of interpretation! 

on April 26, 2019 at 4:23 PM
Bly’s spirits Bly’s spirits

This was not a performance as gimmick.

on November 16, 2018 at 10:07 AM
Tragically Hippolyte Tragically Hippolyte

I had my head in my hands groaning in disbelief instead of joining in the general applause around me. 

on April 18, 2018 at 12:26 PM
Stout fellow Stout fellow

There are two delights here: a delectable score too rarely heard and an introduction at close quarters to half a dozen young singers ready for takeoff, indeed already flying.

on February 17, 2018 at 2:30 PM
Animal, vegetable Animal, vegetable

Whatever its flaws, La finta giardinera is indeed a wise rep choice for grad students eager to cut their teeth.

on November 18, 2017 at 1:27 PM
Flight of fancy Flight of fancy

Jonathan Dove’s Flight is an opera that makes excellent use of setting.

on November 18, 2016 at 9:00 AM
I don’t sleep, I dream I don’t sleep, I dream

Bellini blossomed over us like a love fest.

on February 10, 2016 at 12:42 PM
She who gets slapped She who gets slapped

All those who have been in a rage since the news broke this week that the Metropolitan Opera has invited Calixto Bieito to stage Verdi’s La Forza del Destino can relax and embrace the Juilliard Opera’s new Le Nozze di Figaro which opened Friday night.

on April 26, 2015 at 12:48 PM
Trigger warning Trigger warning

The Rape of Lucretia, now (through Sunday) enjoying a superb three-performance run at the Juilliard Opera’s Willson Theater (tickets are scarce; hie thee to the waiting list), was Benjamin Britten’s third opera and first “chamber opera,” composed for the tiny original theater at Glyndebourne,

on February 19, 2015 at 11:05 AM
Mourning becomes Iphigenia Mourning becomes Iphigenia

Gluck’s Iphigénie en Aulide (1774), the occasion of his Paris debut, gets far less respect than her sequel, Iphigénie en Tauride.

on February 11, 2015 at 12:06 PM
To the vixen belongs the spa To the vixen belongs the spa

A production as delectable as the current one (through Sunday) at the Juilliard Opera will make you wonder why Il Turco is not as well known as L’Italiana, Il Barbiere, La Cenerentola, even the odd and occasional Il Viaggio a Rheims.

on November 20, 2014 at 10:34 AM
Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday

Joyce, Javier and now Julia—this week these three remarkable Js brought New York City memorable “Cinderella stories.”

on April 24, 2014 at 5:49 PM
Fox news Fox news

In Leos Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, the heroine is shot and skinned for her fur.

on April 29, 2013 at 11:24 PM