- April 7, 2008
- Helter Skelter
Alarm Will Sound turns the Beatles’ “Revolution 9”—this is not a joke—into chamber music.
- March 24, 2008
- Inglese, Per Favore?
Mencken called opera in English “about as sensible as baseball in Italian.” But it does have its charms.
- February 11, 2008
- Two Cheers for Manon
In a tough soprano role, Karita Mattila is a near miss. Plus: How to listen to Stalinist music without feeling guilty.
- December 3, 2007
- A Lot of Nachtmusik
Carnegie Hall celebrates Berlin’s two great eras—one of which is just getting started.
- November 26, 2007
- ¡Qué Fantástico!
Gustavo Dudamel makes an enormously charismatic New York debut.
- November 19, 2007
- After the Disappearing Act
Barber’s Vanessa isn’t the forgotten marvel they say it is—but it’s a great vehicle for City Opera’s star soprano.
- November 5, 2007
- Fair Is Foul, and Foul Is Fair
Verdi’s Macbeth returns to the Met, in awkward, stagy fashion.
- October 22, 2007
- Vital Organist
Paul Jacobs can shake the rafters—and your soul.
- October 15, 2007
- Orchestrating Change
The New York Philharmonic is as reliable and consistent as a metronome—and about as dull.
- October 8, 2007
- Pretty Bloody Good
Natalie Dessay is a fabulous, if not exactly subtle, Lucia.