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As One: A Journey of Gender

May 16, 2017 | Richard S. Ginell, MusicalAmerica.com
LONG BEACH, CA—Writing an opera with a transgender theme faces several challenges: How do you make your points without browbeating the uninitiated, while at the same time empathizing with the converted? How do you make both sides feel that … » Read
 

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Da Capo Players Pay Tribute to One of Their Own

May 8, 2017 | Bruce Hodges, MusicalAmerica.com
The Da Capo Chamber Players May 1 concert at Merkin Concert Hall, programmed as “Crossing the Musical Waters to Italy,” turned into a bittersweet memorial for one of its key players in its early years: Laura Flax, the vibrant … » Read
 

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Cleveland's Pelléas Charms the Critic

May 8, 2017 | George Loomis, MusicalAmerica.com
CLEVELAND—“If Parsifal is a mighty tree, then Pelléas is the mist among the leaves.” So wrote Pierre Boulez, who knew a thing or two about both works, in an observation seized on by Yuval Sharon for his production of … » Read
 

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A Met Gala for the Ages

May 8, 2017 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The parade of stars that walked across the Metropolitan Opera stage Sunday night was stunning: Netrebko, Domingo, Fleming, DiDonato, Owens, Blythe, Hvorostovsky--in a surprise appearance—they just kept coming. The greatest-hits gala … » Read
 

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Making Lemonade: Cyrano May Be Alagna's 'Most Moving Role Yet'

May 5, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com from The Observer
Calling the Met’s revival of Franco Alfano’s Cyrano de Bergerac “ a perfect cherry on the cake of the company’s best season in years,” James Jorden has nothing but high praise for Roberto Alagna in the title role. … » Read
 

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Another Triumph for Christine Goerke

May 4, 2017 | Paul du Quenoy, MusicalAmerica.com
After four seasons of presenting each installment of Wagner's masterpiece about the creation and destruction of the world, the Houston Grand Opera has reached a new milestone in the completion of its first Ring of the Nibelung . The greatest buzz … » Read
 
 

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