As the city has become more global, I have watched the music world get healthier, more complex, and less hermetic.
Beethoven’s only opera, reinterpreted in the era of mass incarceration.
Dudamel brings out the symphony’s loudest, brightest aspects.
A new production with one of Broadway’s biggest voices, and also a ghost.
We don’t want more James Levines. But how about more Zaha Hadids?
The Met Opera has fired its musical director amid allegations of sexual abuse. But they still have lots of explaining to do.
Angela Meade glides through one musical triple lutz after another.
Deborah Borda takes over as CEO, with big plans.
Including a long-overdue Met debut.
The replacement for a hated 2009 production looks deeper into the past.
A musical play about opera, reviewed by our theater and classical-music critics.
He was the charismatic center holding together a company that was already in financial trouble.
A soprano who conducts orchestras with her entire physical being.
Luis Buñuel’s 1962 satire is adapted for the stage.
For the composer’s 450th birthday, John Eliot Gardiner conducts.
The composer’s electronic manifesto returns.
The $500 million–plus plan to squeeze a new building into the shell would have been a disaster.
Crossing, My Lai, and Blank Out all work the dynamic edge of what an opera can be.
Lots of murk and bark.
Jaap van Zweden brings the excitement, over and over and over.
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