Shoot your shot Shoot your shot

Director R.B. Schlather deftly walks a porous boundary, casting this primordial paroxysm of Germanness as a dialogue between its naïve and moralistic narrative with its outsized legacy.

on June 22, 2022 at 1:15 PM
Salome Salome

The Bard Conservatory Orchestra joins an exciting principal cast of singers in a semi-staged performance of Richard Strauss’s once infamous, now famous opera, directed by R. B. Schlather.

on March 20, 2022 at 11:00 AM
They love a piano They love a piano

It’s difficult to reconcile what Schlather writes with what we see onstage, which is a jumble not only of pianos, but of periods and concepts.

on March 11, 2019 at 11:04 AM
Cave dwellers Cave dwellers

Composer/librettist David Hertzberg’s The Rose Elf, which gave its world premiere in the Green-Wood Cemetery Catacombs last weekend, is indeed a marvel of elfin proportions.

on June 12, 2018 at 4:44 PM
Change the world – I want to get off Change the world – I want to get off

A dozen women or more talk and sing about all sort of important and exciting things, with “a man” near the bottom of their list of priorities.

on November 13, 2017 at 12:46 PM
But is it an artful paradox? But is it an artful paradox?

It was a timeout—but maybe it was a timeout we deserved.

on May 01, 2017 at 9:56 AM
Manhattan melodrama Manhattan melodrama

Curtis Opera Theater mounted a musically remarkable account of John AdamsDoctor Atomic on March 2.

on March 07, 2017 at 2:55 PM
The name game The name game

“And what, after all, is this ‘love’ everyone keeps singing about and dying for?”

on August 19, 2016 at 10:08 AM
Notes from the underground Notes from the underground

Director R.B. Schlather and his team explored Handel’s Orlando and the results, as seen at Monday night’s final presentation, proved uncommonly stimulating.

on April 29, 2015 at 2:47 PM