Tag Archives: Opera

Review: A Donizetti Revival at the Met Hints at More to Come

Source: New York Times » Music

Bartlett Sher’s staging of “L’Elisir d’Amore” features Pretty Yende, who will take on an even more demanding role at the Met in April.

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opera based on Fugazi stage banter coming to NYC in February

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“All of us were both blown away and disoriented by the work – it was well beyond anything we had anticipated” says Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto of the opera that is made up of Fugazi stage banter set to music.

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Behind the Scenes of ‘Tosca,’ the Messiest Production in Met History

Source: New York Times » Music

A lavish new staging of Puccini’s “Tosca,” envisioned as an act of redemption, loses three singers and two conductors. But the show must go on.

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Review: Listening at the Met, After James Levine

Source: New York Times » Music

Performances of “Le Nozze di Figaro” and “Norma” provided a glimpse at the post-Levine company, and offered reflections of social and political upheaval.

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Review: Sailing on Silly Seas With ‘The Pirates of Penzance’

Source: New York Times » Music

The Hypocrites’ blithe production of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic offers the perfect restorative alternative to holiday drudgery.

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A Captivating World Premiere and Two Playful, Relevant Works in Progress Wrap Up This Year’s Sounds of Arts Festival

Source: New York Music Daily

This year’s Sounds of Arts Festival in Long Island City, staged by arts organization Multicultural Sonic Evolution, featured a variety of performances from jazz to dance to indie classical music. The final program was an auspicious trio of works in progress by Chinese-American Alicia Lieu and Japanese composer Yui Kitamura along with a world premiere commission from Mayalsian-born JunYi Chow.

The highlight of the first night was Chow’s colorful, dynamic partita The House of Smells and Noise. Inspired by a story about a boy’s experiences with Nyonya (Chinese Malaysian) culture in Lee Su Kim’s book Sarong Secrets, ...

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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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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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Review: A Soaring Soprano Helps Bel Canto at Caramoor Say Farewell

Source: New York Times » Music

The final season of the Bel Canto at Caramoor program offered a fine cast, headed by the great soprano Angela Meade, in Bellini’s seldom-heard “Il Pirata.”

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Nonfiction: A Life of Toscanini, Maestro With Passion and Principles

Source: New York Times » Music

In his new biography, “Toscanini: Musician of Conscience,” Harvey Sachs presents a demanding but tenderhearted genius who stood up to fascism and hate.

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At Salzburg Whitsun, a Travesty Is a Good Thing

Source: New York Times » Music

The singer and artistic director Cecilia Bartoli will perform the male lead in “Ariodante,” continuing her singular career decisions.

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