- September 18, 2006
- The Greater Good
At Glimmerglass, The Greater Good is lively and complex; Jonathan Miller's Jenufa is almost too dark and severe for its own good.
- August 28, 2006
- Mostly Recovered
Mostly Mozart looks healthy again at 40—and Peter Sellars's outré Zaide is exactly the kind of therapy it needed.
- 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.
- January 23, 2006
- The Yeomen of New York
Does anyone do this specialized repertory better than the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players?