Tag Archives: Opera

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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For the Vienna Philharmonic, Summer Means Schönbrunn

Source: New York Times » Music

The globally popular outdoor concert at the palace will include Renée Fleming, “Harry Potter” film music and Christoph Eschenbach’s conducting.

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Barbara Smith Conrad, Singer at Center of Integration Dispute, Dies at 79

Source: New York Times » Music

As a 19-year-old University of Texas student in 1957, Ms. Conrad became the focus of attention when a state legislator objected to her casting in a mixed-race production of “Dido and Aeneas.”

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Review: Renée Fleming’s Poignant Farewell to ‘Der Rosenkavalier’

Source: New York Times » Music

This superstar soprano has been retiring her signature roles one by one, and however her career evolves, she should be proud of this magnificent performance at the Met.

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