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Opening Night at La Scala: Netrebko Triumphs Again, This Time with Husband in Tow

December 14, 2017 | Paul du Quenoy, Musical America
MILAN--Two years after her dazzling performance in the title role of Verdi's rarely performed early opera Giovanna d'Arco , the opera world's reigning superstar returned to this city for her second opening night at the venerable La Scala. This … » Read
 

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Adams-Sellars Golden West: A Victim of High Expectations

December 12, 2017 | John Rockwell, Musical America
SAN FRANCISCO--Reviewing the final performance of a long operatic run has its advantages and disadvantages. The performance is presumably polished. If you’ve paid attention to previous reviews, you can react to the opinions of others as … » Read
 

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Juilliard’s AXIOM Ensemble Takes on Berio’s Challenges

December 7, 2017 | Bruce Hodges, Musical America
A superb glimpse of the output of Luciano Berio (1925-2003) was provided last Friday by Juilliard’s AXIOM ensemble and conductor Jeffrey Milarsky. Founded in 2006, AXIOM’s stock-in-trade is contemporary chamber repertoire, delivered … » Read
 

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Pittsburgh Symphony Honors Honeck's 10th Season with Haydn’s The Creation

December 7, 2017 | George Loomis, Musical America
PITTSBURGH—Manfred Honeck [pictured] put his ambitions as an opera conductor on hold when he departed as music director of Staatsoper Stuttgart in 2011 to focus on the Pittsburgh Symphony. Yet he has overseen events not so far removed from … » Read
 

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Williamsburg Coup: The Third Annual Jürg Frey String Quartets Evening

December 5, 2017 | Christian Carey, Musical America
WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN – In recent years, live contemporary music in New York has dispersed and now inhabits a host of new venues. In a nod to changing times, earlier this year the proprietors of Spectrum, a fairly recent and welcome … » Read
 

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Much Maligned Mezzo Faces Her Crits with Mahler Resurrection

November 28, 2017 | Keith Clarke, Musical America
CARDIFF – When Tomáš Hanus took over as music director of Welsh National Opera in August 2016, his first public appearance in the role was not in the opera house but on stage at St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, conducting … » Read
 
 

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