- May 17, 2010
- Bringing It All Back Home
Valery Gergiev digs into Stravinsky—the most international of composers—to find his Russian roots.
- April 26, 2010
- Flickering Vision
Peter Gelb’s first full season at the Met produced one shining moment— and a lot of fizzles.
- April 12, 2010
- Talent Times Three
Celebrating Thomas Adès, the composer-pianist-conductor of his generation.
- February 24, 2010
- Just Listen
At the Met’s new Attila, the sets are by Herzog & de Meuron and the costumes by Prada—but the show’s a lot better if you ignore them both.
- January 19, 2010
- It’s All About Domingo
In a pair of Verdi operas at the Met, Plácido fills every possible moment with starpower, to mixed results.
- January 18, 2010
- After 24 Years, the Met Finally Has a Great ‘Carmen’ Again
Justin Davidson on the Metropolitan Opera's Carmen.
- January 4, 2010
- Literary Notes
A director melds classic poetry and music, seeking more than the sum of the parts.
- November 30, 2009
- Siberian Heat
From the House of the Dead comes alive at the Met.
- November 23, 2009
- Revival House
City Opera comes home, looking reassuringly like its old self.
- October 26, 2009
- Clunk, Beep, Clang
So Percussion tries to make music out of the city’s noise.