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April 5, 1999
Toy Stories

City Opera's pairing of Ravel's whimsical operas "L'Heure Espagnole" and "L'Enfant et les Sortileges" is Sendak-inspired silliness.

April 5, 1999
"Naive and Sentimental Music"
April 5, 1999
"The Queen of Spades"
March 29, 1999
Never On Domingo

Placido Domingo owns the production and may eventually sing the title role in 'Sly.' But he unwisely gave over the opera's American premiere to pal Jose Carreras.

March 22, 1999
"Khovanshchina"
March 22, 1999
Mass. Murder

City Opera's enthralling production of "Lizzie Borden" suggests that Jack Beeson's 1965 meditation on murder in Massachusetts is ready for the repertory.

March 8, 1999
"Ned Rorem Hosts"
March 8, 1999
Ghost Story

Avant-garde director Robert Lepage builds an enigmatic scene around Mahler's heartbreaking "Kindertotenlieder," and the results are truly mortifying.

March 1, 1999
Let Thy People Go

Mounting "Moses und Aron" at the Met was a long-cherished dream of James Levine's. So why did he hire Philistines when he finally got the chance?

February 22, 1999
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