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SFO's Newly Forged Ring: Siegfried as More Than a Prequel

July 3, 2018 | Thomas May.  Part II of May's three-part coverage of the second cycle, June 19-24.
SAN FRANCISCO—From an emotional force akin to Greek tragedy to the straightforward exploits of a superhero: for a director, one of the main challenges posed by the Ring ’s third evening is how to bridge that gulf, all the while … »Read


San Francisco Opera Reforges Its Ring; Replacement Brünnhilde Triumphs

June 28, 2018 | Thomas May, Musical America
SAN FRANCISCO—One sure gauge of a successful Ring production is when it consistently leads you to a liminal state: to a kind of hovering between rapt focus on the moment and deliberation about what it all implies. Over the course of San … »Read


Of Borders and Separations: Young People's Chorus Takes on Heady Themes

June 22, 2018 | Bruce Hodges, Musical America
NEW YORK—Organizers of last Monday night’s concert could hardly have anticipated how very timely their program would be. On June 18 in Merkin Hall, the Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC) and the Yale Choral Artists … »Read


ROH's Lohengrin: Brilliant in the Pit Under Nelsons, Dreary on Stage

June 18, 2018 | Mark Valencia, Musical America
LONDON—The U.K.’s capital has waited years for a new Lohengrin . It’s four decades since the swan knight last sailed into Covent Garden, but he is here now in the suave shape of Klaus Florian Vogt. The German tenor invariably … »Read


Ojai 2018 Part II: The Dark Cloud Hovers, then Moves Elsewhere

June 14, 2018 | Richard S. Ginell, Musical America
Kopatchinskaja’s journey through darkness resumed Saturday night with the desolate mourning and quiet eloquence of Four Serious Songs by Tigran Mansurian, the leading Armenian composer of the day. At times, her violin sounded startlingly … »Read


Ojai 2018: A Dark Cloud Over Sunny California, Part I

June 13, 2018 | Richard S. Ginell, Musical America
OJAI, CA – Violinist-provocateur Patricia Kopatchinskaja came to the 2018 Ojai Festival with a mission. She wanted to bust up the “classic concert routine” that she finds to be “irrelevant” to present-day life, … »Read




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