I believe in unicorns I believe in unicorns

Sunday evening Los Angeles Opera presented tenor Javier Camarena in recital to a wildly enthusiastic audience from the stage of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

on October 24, 2019 at 8:48 AM
Immersed in eternal light Immersed in eternal light

Christian Gerhaher delivers a Kindertotenlieder of such conciliatory tact that it erases all others.

on October 20, 2019 at 12:14 PM
Quicksilver messenger Quicksilver messenger

At the Park Avenue Armory, Barbara Hannigan chose to sing works that tested her metal in odd corners of vocalism.

on October 18, 2019 at 12:18 PM
Easily assimilated Easily assimilated

I’ve never liked the term “crossover.”

on March 19, 2019 at 12:43 PM
Cryptic Cryptic

Hearing Lucas Meachem perform Kindertotenlieder in the crypt of Harlem’s Church of the Intercession was a heart-warming, and ultimately uplifting experience.

on March 09, 2019 at 10:49 AM
Disappearing act Disappearing act

Tenor Matthew Polenzani and pianist Julius Drake’s performance left this listener in a a state of euphoria.

on February 27, 2019 at 11:27 AM
Grazie Millo Grazie Millo

There are, on rare occasions, moments in a live performance where some intangible symbiotic relationship between audience and performer creates an instant that borders on the sublime.

on February 01, 2019 at 11:27 AM
But wait! There’s more! But wait! There’s more!

Sunday’s sold out Carnegie Hall recital became a veritable love-fest between the Peruvian tenor and those assembled in the Hall. 

on November 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Beast in show Beast in show

Christopher Maltman created a fun, coherent, often whimsical journey exploring the animal kingdom through a selection of animal songs.

on November 19, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Bland date Bland date

With a program of Schumann, Wagner, Ravel and de Falla, mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca and pianist Kevin Murphy delivered a underdone performance at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday night.

on October 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Boys of the baroque Boys of the baroque

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

on June 16, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Songs of disappointment Songs of disappointment

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

on April 26, 2018 at 3:53 PM
It takes a woman It takes a woman

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

on April 22, 2018 at 9:42 AM
Scrumptious and relatable Scrumptious and relatable

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

on December 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM
Intimacy 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.

on December 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM
Leah and the barihunk Leah and the barihunk

At yesterday’s recital at the Morgan Library, Leah Crocetto sang as her encore Kern and Hammerstein’s “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man.”

on October 30, 2017 at 3:20 PM
Apparition Apparition

There was a moment during Natalie Dessay’s performance of Schubert’s “Gretchen am Spinnrade” when the singer summoned the ghost of her former self.

on April 29, 2017 at 11:11 AM
Head space Head space

The best part of Paul Appleby’s recital for the Philadelphia Chamber Society came in his last two groups.

on March 13, 2017 at 4:30 PM
Light from shadow Light from shadow

Javier Camarena offered a performance carefully calibrated to a more intimate venue that nonetheless offered emotionally potent results.

on March 27, 2016 at 10:46 AM
Blackberry winner Blackberry winner

Washingtonians enjoyed a happy reunion this past Sunday with David Daniels.

on February 03, 2016 at 12:05 PM
Who’s that girl? Who’s that girl?

Diana Damrau is a great flirt.

on December 09, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Beyond the blue horizon Beyond the blue horizon

Besides the heavens and a sweater in The Devil Wears Prada, it is the hue of Hibla Gerzmava’s soprano, in contrast to the red or rose or red-orange voices of most sopranos.

on October 09, 2015 at 12:56 PM
From the depths From the depths

I was greatly anticipating Karita Mattila’s recital on Friday in Toronto’s Koerner Hall.

on August 09, 2015 at 2:14 PM
Unadorned Unadorned

There was wonder and magic last night in Philly when The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presented British tenor Mark Padmore and American pianist Jonathan Biss in a recital devoted to the songs of Schumann, Tippett, and Fauré.

on October 17, 2014 at 8:00 AM