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Classical Music Reviews Archive

December 26, 2005
Tragic Indeed

'An American Tragedy' is yet another contemporary-opera-by-the-numbers rehash.

December 5, 2005
Strange Love

The Met’s weird new production bleeds the delicate chemistry out of Roméo et Juliette.

November 28, 2005
Pilot Error

Skip The Little Prince and take your kids to a real opera instead. They’ll thank you later.

October 27, 2005
Così Fan Tutte

Sheer musical excellence is what drives this 'Cosi,' one of those now-I-can-die-happy performances that comes along rarely.

November 7, 2005
Press Play

If pop acts go on tour to plug their albums, why shouldn’t Cecilia Bartoli or Renée fleming?

October 24, 2005
The New New Things

Philip Glass’s latest work drones on at BAM; Ricky Ian Gordon gets a magical premiere at Lincoln Center.

October 17, 2005
Foreign Competition

The London Symphony Orchestra and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic make dazzling visitsóand the home team looks pretty anemic in comparison.

October 10, 2005
Unchained Melody

The Met pulls out all the star power it can for the season debutówith (mostly) spectacular results.

September 5, 2005
New Life

A new production’s weird staging can’t diminish the huge emotional scope of Britten’s 'Death in Venice.'

June 27, 2005
Aging Gracelessly

A misbegotten concert staging of 'South Pacific' makes it clear why this show isn’t revived more often.

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