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Justin Davidson

October 15, 2012 |
From 0 to 12 Million Square Feet

In a few weeks, construction begins on New York’s largest development ever. Hudson Yards is handsome, ambitious, and potentially full of life. Should we care that it’s also a giant slab of private property? An exclusive preview.

October 1, 2012 | The Classical Music Review
That’s Amore?

A new Donizetti production suggests that the Metropolitan Opera needs a fresh formula. Fast.

August 27, 2012
The Carpenters’ Greatest Hits

For the groups that play Michael Gordon’s compositions, a lumberyard is better than Steinway & Sons.

August 27, 2012
Thomas Adès’s Eight-Year Itch

His celebrated opera The Tempest finally washes up on our island.

August 20, 2012 | The Classical Music Review
A Horror Movie Without the Movie

The spooky-creepy-beautiful The Murder of Crows washes visitors in mysterious sound.

June 4, 2012 | Intelligencer
The Met on Mute

Opera boss tries to quash the very thing the music thrives on.

June 4, 2012 | Feature
Why I Drive

They pollute. They’re noisy. They run people over. But cars are not necessarily New York’s enemy.

May 28, 2012 | The Classical Music Review

City Opera may have secured its immediate future. But does it matter?

May 21, 2012 | Intelligencer
Building in a Hole

Cornell’s high-stakes commission.

May 21, 2012 | Feature
The Philadelphia Story

The Barnes Collection’s splendid new building can’t vanquish art claustrophobia. Yet maybe, just maybe, the old kook knew what he was doing.

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