Author Archives: ZACHARY WOOLFE

Review: A Puccini Suite at the Met Strikes a Note of Desperation

Source: New York Times » Music

“Turandot,” “La Bohème” and “Madama Butterfly” fielded casts that were competent but hardly individual or noteworthy.

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The Met Has the Voices. But Will It Need More to Survive?

Source: New York Times » Music

This is repertory-wise one of the dullest Met seasons in memory, but the singing in the first week of performances was often superb.

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A Tasting Menu of Yelps and Hums at the Resonant Bodies Festival

Source: New York Times » Music

This immersion in experimental vocal music, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Roulette in Brooklyn, gives nine artists the freedom to program 45-minute sets.

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Review: A New ‘Meistersinger’ in Bayreuth Stars Wagner

Source: New York Times » Music

This jovially surreal new production by Barrie Kosky, the festival’s first Jewish director in 141 years, unfolds in a Germany that combines the 16th, 19th and 20th centuries.

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James Levine to Replace Andris Nelsons in the Met’s New ‘Tosca’

Source: New York Times » Music

The conductor flip comes after the hotly anticipated new production, set to open on New Year’s Eve, also ended up with a new leading duo of singers.

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James Levine to Replace Andris Nelsons in the Met’s New ‘Tosca’

Source: New York Times » Music

The conductor flip comes after the hotly anticipated new production, set to open on New Year’s Eve, also ended up with a new leading duo of singers.

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A Word With: Kiera Duffy on Becoming Bess, the Heroine of ‘Breaking the Waves’

Source: New York Times » Music

This soprano discusses how she prepared for the role of the doomed protagonist in what was “probably the most rigorous routine” of her professional life.

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