- November 21, 2011
- The Hook of Mormon
“Keep sweet,” sing the five wives of Nico Muhly’s opera Dark Sisters. If only I could.
- November 7, 2011
- White Heat
The London Symphony Orchestra brings an overachieving spirituality to Lincoln Center.
- October 10, 2011
The Met’s Anna Bolena is spirited but often vague. With James Levine out, who’s in charge of quality control?
- July 11, 2011
- A Joyous Racket
Why the New York Philharmonic is flourishing.
- May 9, 2011
- The Stars Who Don’t Sing
Riccardo Muti and James Levine remind us why opera conductors matter.
- May 2, 2011
- “Accessible” Is Not Enough
Stephen Schwartz’s attempt at an opera may be easy to swallow—but you’ll have indigestion later.
- April 18, 2011
- The Pizzicato Five
A quintet of composers set out to reinvent the violin concerto.
- April 11, 2011
- Risk, Reward, and Rossini
For spring, the Met and City Opera hedge experimentation with coziness.
- March 28, 2011
- A New New York School
An omnivorous generation of composers could use something to rage against.
- February 14, 2011
- A Tricky New Classic
Nixon in China, like Nixon himself, does best when Mao is around.