- August 7, 2006
- Monster in a Box
Grendel’s visual pleasures can’t overcome a blah score that’s all pastiche.
- May 22, 2006
- She’s No Streisand
And that’s a good thing. Audra McDonald is that rare singer who succeeds in both opera and pop.
- May 8, 2006
- Deborah Voigt's New Problem
Now that she looks the part, the soprano sounds troublingly tentative and colorless in Tosca.
- April 17, 2006
- Surprise Ending
The Met’s least-inventive director turns in a bizarre swan song. But the stars of his Don Pasquale sound (and look) great.
- April 10, 2006
- No Peace, No Sex
Adamo’s new opera of Lysistrata is as timely as can be, despite a few too many camp touches.
- March 6, 2006
- Brangelina Sings!
Well, not quite. But Angela Gheorghiu and Jonas Kaufmann do as much for the eyes as for the ears.
- February 13, 2006
- German Reengineering
How is Simon Rattle making the Berlin Philharmonic post his own? A New York visit offers a snapshot.
- 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 isóbut 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.