Comfort food Comfort food

“In these few minutes we are given a précis of Leontyne Price as an artist.”

on September 21, 2020 at 12:35 PM
The distance between us The distance between us

“Dying in the third act is much more intense, as the sickness has the same symptoms as COVID-19, so suffocation, pain, agony, fever—all this must be present and real.”

on July 08, 2020 at 11:26 AM
Teen titans Teen titans

Of the hundreds of opera performances Our Own JJ (not pictured) attended in the 2010s he narrows it down to the ten most glittering highlights.

on December 25, 2019 at 1:05 PM
A Bougie “Bohème” A Bougie “Bohème”

After more than 35 years, I think I’ve finally figured out what’s wrong with the Metropolitan Opera’s perennial production of Puccini’s La Bohème.

on November 04, 2019 at 4:40 PM
A very Millo sequel A very Millo sequel

“Can the Diva Who Once Ruled the Met Make a Comeback?”

on January 29, 2019 at 1:08 PM
Side effects Side effects

“Her showboating performance on October 29, while certainly not lacking in spectacular moments, came as a sad disappointment after her ‘gripping and insightful’ Norma last season.”

on November 12, 2018 at 12:54 PM
The finale countdown The finale countdown

Our Own JJ catches up with the tail end of the Met season.

on April 30, 2018 at 3:23 PM
Panache room Panache room

“Roberto Alagna has found his most congenial and emotionally moving role yet: Cyrano de Bergerac.”

on May 03, 2017 at 6:19 PM
A quiet girl A quiet girl

“Tatiana has developed into one of Netrebko’s very best roles.”

on April 03, 2017 at 12:38 PM
Leading lady Leading lady

“She not only sang the difficult leading role, she also directed the opera.”

on February 15, 2017 at 2:24 PM
Women beware women Women beware women

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now presented new works in which women were variously gang-raped, eviscerated and executed by firing squad.

on January 10, 2017 at 11:43 AM
Stone soup Stone soup

“A case of histronic personality disorder a deux.”

on January 03, 2017 at 1:17 PM
The young and the restless The young and the restless

“We want to figure out how to create a nationwide change in how people think opera can be done. \“

on December 07, 2016 at 9:21 AM
Same old, same old Same old, same old

“Just as every downtown shopping street in every major American city now features the same familiar retailers’ names, New York City Opera has no particular artistic identity different from, say, Opera Carolina.”

on September 16, 2016 at 3:58 PM
All fall down All fall down

La Cieca (pictured) asks, what are your eight (or even 10) can’t-miss opera events for the fall?

on August 24, 2016 at 8:10 AM
Two and only Two and only

Anna Netrebko and Latonia Moore (pictured) rekindle “The Grand Opera Buzz.”

on March 03, 2016 at 4:18 PM