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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?

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