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Rosenkavalier at Carnegie with the Bavarians: A Night to Remember

April 3, 2018 | Fred Cohn, Musical America
Der Rosenkavalier in concert runs the risk of turning into a kind of gargantuan tone poem. With Richard Strauss’s huge orchestra placed on stage, the singers could easily find themselves overwhelmed, their work seemingly secondary to the … »Read


A Splendid Rinaldo at Carnegie, Despite Missing Pieces

April 2, 2018 | George Loomis, Musical America
Although a recent weekend allowed opera goers to experience works by Rameau ( Pigmalion ), Hasse ( Piramo e Tisbe ), and Handel ( Rinaldo ), the pickings are generally slim in New York for pre-Mozart opera. That is one reason the English … »Read


Terence Blanchard’s Champion Finds a Home at New Orleans Opera

March 29, 2018 | Andrew Adler, Musical America
NEW ORLEANS -- Since its June 2013 premiere at Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Terence Blanchard’s jazz-infused Champion has been staged in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. – not a bad track record for a contemporary work that manages … »Read


City Opera Attempts the French Baroque

March 27, 2018 | George Loomis, Musical America
The New York City Opera, in its third season since rebirth, has largely restricted itself to an unduly narrow spectrum of repertoire—Puccini, post-Puccini, and contemporary works. It thus came as a welcome change that the company addressed … »Read


Morning Star Makes Its New York Debut

March 26, 2018 | Bruce Hodges, Musical America
NEW YORK – On March 25, 1911, a building in New York’s Greenwich Village was the site of one of the seminal tragedies of the early 20th century, the massive fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. A total of 146 people died, either … »Read


At Age 70, Still a Sterling Example of Bel Canto Singing

March 22, 2018 | George Loomis, Musical America
PARMA, Italy—When opera companies plan seasons years in advance, it’s often a crapshoot. Some promising singers burn out before their performance dates arrive, while others keep going longer than anyone might reasonably expect. The … »Read




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