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November 22, 1999
My Old Flames

Samuel Ramey has made a career playing the red-faced, woolly-chested Devil, so the Met's high-camp "Mefistofele" feels like yesterday's news.

November 22, 1999
"A Child of Our Time"

"A Child of Our Time"

November 15, 1999
Presto Allegro

Houdini gets the Danish Modern treatment, and he escapes delightfully unscathed.

November 15, 1999
Vesselina Kasarova

A hot young mezzo-soprano may be staking out the wrong territory.

November 8, 1999
Celebrating the Music of Francis Poulenc

Poulenc underestimated his own irresistable piano concerto.

November 8, 1999
Go to Hell

A Danish company's take on the Orpheus legend is so much smoke and shimmers

October 25, 1999
Carbone Aria

"A View From the Bridge" becomes a finely crafted opera.

October 25, 1999
"Songs and Stories From Moby Dick"

Laurie Anderson's whimsical, evocative meditations on Melville make "Moby Dick" sing.

October 18, 1999
Send in the Clowns

The Met goes with the tried-and-true, opening its fall season with Plácido Domingo and the Zeffirelli "Pagliacci" and "Cavalleria Rusticana."

October 18, 1999
In Brief: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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