- November 18, 2013
- An Avant-Garde That’s Easy to Love
Three heartening moments from the new-music scene.
- October 14, 2013
On the Met’s opening, and City Opera’s closing.
- July 8, 2013
- The Invisible Revolution
Alan Gilbert’s unflashy radicalism is re-creating the Philharmonic.
- May 6, 2013
- All Hail
The Met does Handel’s Giulio Cesare perfectly.
- April 15, 2013
- Little Deaths
A trio of small-scale operas, all about sexual decadence and its discontents.
- April 8, 2013
Otherworldly sounds, from Karlheinz Stockhausen to Sufjan Stevens.
- February 18, 2013
- The Man Nobody Knows
At Carnegie Hall, two peeks into the slow-cooking—and often stymied—genius of Osvaldo Golijov.
- February 11, 2013
- Viva Las Verdi
Sure, this Rat Pack Rigoletto is a little gimmicky. It’s also great entertainment.
- January 28, 2013
- Attenzione, Big Opera
The Prototype festival took risks, some of which didn’t pay off—and all of which made it feel necessary.
- November 5, 2012
- Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On
Thomas Adès’s The Tempest is an exemplary reminder of why we go to the opera.