Close encounters Close encounters

Zauberland: An Encounter with Schumann’s Dichterliebe touched on themes of forced migration, loss, exile, and dehumanization.

on October 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM
She has immortal longings in her She has immortal longings in her

All right, folks, if you’re going to troll La Cieca, you might try just a little subtlety.

on March 21, 2017 at 6:31 PM
There ought to be clowns There ought to be clowns

Have you ever had the unfortunate experience of listening to someone tell a joke badly?

on June 03, 2016 at 3:11 PM
Everything is illuminated Everything is illuminated

Few new operas have received the near-unanimous acclaim that has greeted Written on Skin since its first performance at the 2012 Aix-en-Provence Festival.

on August 12, 2015 at 2:55 PM
Guilt trip Guilt trip

Part of what makes opera seem, at least, a camp art form is that fans of the genre have such inconsistent taste.

on July 22, 2015 at 1:51 PM
But the Levy was dry But the Levy was dry

The redevelopment that took place at Lincoln Center during Reynold Levy’s tenure as president of Lincoln Center represents a considerable accomplishment.

on July 21, 2015 at 12:42 PM
The Night They Raided Rimsky’s The Night They Raided Rimsky’s

Opera-lovers who attend too much modern opera may find that it feels like duty.

on July 13, 2014 at 12:06 PM
Platée du jour Platée du jour

What must have raced through the mind of the none-too-comely Spanish Infanta when she learned that the opera to be performed during the celebrations for her 1745 wedding to the French Dauphin revolved around the comeuppance of an ugly yet vain water nymph tricked into believing Jupiter was her ardent suitor?

on April 03, 2014 at 2:03 PM
Get happy Get happy

Lincoln Center hosted two milestones this week.

on November 23, 2013 at 2:08 AM

UPDATE: Philip Glass emerged from the Met tonight to read to the General Assembly (via mic check) the final lines from Satyagraha: “When righteousness/ Withers away/ And evil / Rules the Land /We come into being /Age after age/ And take visible shape /And move / A man among men/ For the protection/ Of good…

on December 01, 2011 at 11:04 PM

“Greek night at opera canceled due to conflict” [Indiana Daily Student]

on February 11, 2011 at 3:08 PM