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Fans of Juan Diego Flórez who have endured an inexplicable three-and-a-half year absence from New York’s operatic and concert scene found much to cheer at Sunday’s sold out Carnegie Hall recital. In the end it became a veritable love-fest between the Peruvian tenor and those assembled in the Hall.  Read more »

Beast in show

The art of (vocal) recital is always a fascinating subject to me, as it is clearly a very personal labor of love. Unlike operas, recitals are up to the individual singer who chooses the materials that resonate the most to the singer, and in doing so, he/she opens up to the audience and allows them to catch a glimpse of his/her personality in the intimate setting.  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 »

Boys of the baroque

In less than 10 days two outstanding countertenors, Franco Fagioli and Jakub Józef Orlinski, visited London.

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Songs of disappointment

b>Lawrence Brownlee, star tenor of stage and NFL games is a real “pillar of the community.”

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It takes a woman

Julia Bullock revisited a few well-trodden song cycles and lieder but pointed up their hidden politics.

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Scrumptious and relatable

I had a panic attack, that’s how moved you made me.

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Intimacy

Last week, a pair of terrific recitals demonstrated what kind of intimate spell a dramatic singer can cast when left alone with a piano.

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