- May 21, 2007 | The Classical Music Review
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.