- 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.