- 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.
- October 29, 2012
- Bow on Top
Maya Beiser tackles four millenniums’ worth of female mistreatment in the “cello opera” Elsewhere.
- October 1, 2012
- That’s Amore?
A new Donizetti production suggests that the Metropolitan Opera needs a fresh formula. Fast.
- August 20, 2012
- A Horror Movie Without the Movie
The spooky-creepy-beautiful The Murder of Crows washes visitors in mysterious sound.
- May 28, 2012
City Opera may have secured its immediate future. But does it matter?
- April 16, 2012
- Beethoven in a Blender
Two festivals lay out a path to saving the symphony orchestra.
- February 13, 2012
- The Machine in the Garden
Thoughts on the new “Ring” — and on the state of Peter Gelb’s Metropolitan.
- February 6, 2012
- Had I Never Listened Closely Enough?
On trying to like Philip Glass, again and again and again.
- November 21, 2011
- The Hook of Mormon
“Keep sweet,” sing the five wives of Nico Muhly’s opera Dark Sisters. If only I could.