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Peter G. Davis

May 21, 2007 | The Classical Music Review
LustMusik

Bill Viola’s much-anticipated reinterpretation of Tristan und Isolde’s sexual angst is oddly neuter.

March 26, 2007 | The Classical Music Review
The Battle of Britain

George Bernard Shaw thought little of Gilbert and Sullivan. Would an evening at Lincoln Center have changed his mind?

February 26, 2007 | The Classical Music Review
Lights! Camera! Opera!

Never mind the high-definition hype: The Met’s Eugene Onegin is beautiful (if still austere) on the big screen.

January 8, 2007 | The Classical Music Review
Cold Fusion

Tan Dun’s shtick—using Chinese musical gestures in Western opera—leaves both genres worse for wear.

December 18, 2006 |
The Year in Classical & Dance

Pleasure came from far-flung corners: Kings of the Dance outran its cheesiness, a movie recalled the odd genius of Glenn Gould, and London darling Angela Gheorghiu finally won over New York.

November 27, 2006 | The Classical Music Review
Razzle-Dazzle Rossini

Yes, the Met is overhyping its new Il Barbiere di Siviglia. But the production has energy to spare—so who’s arguing?

November 14, 2006 | Feature
A Few More Short Films About Glenn Gould

Hours of Gould on film are readily available for home viewing, from the many television programs made by the CBC featuring the pianist performing and analyzing core items from his repertory to a variety of documentaries on his life and career.

November 6, 2006 | The Classical Music Review
Diva Emergency

They don’t make them like they used to. Can Renée Fleming and Audra McDonald save this endangered species?

October 23, 2006 | The Classical Music Review
That's Donizetti, Daddy-O!

Jonathan Miller’s L’Elisir d’Amore ain’t for squares, baby.

October 9, 2006 | The Classical Music Review
Meet the New Boss

Amid a circus of hype, Peter Gelb’s Met makes its debut on the wings of a cold, stiff Butterfly.

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