“In these players’ hands, music accomplished what life often fails to do: fashion beauty out of pain.”
If the gimmickry serves to express some idea about the opera, or about Rossini’s music, director Pierre Audi keeps that connection under wraps.
Do they bring new audiences, and do those new audiences connect with the music?
Gustavo Dudamel comes to town.
Why do voices deepen and thin over time?
It takes stamina.
Their top five picks for the season.
How did Gerald Barry do that?
He’ll commute from Philadelphia. Eventually.
The new production, originally directed by Patrice Chereau, finds strength in subtlety.
He’ll step down at the end of the current season.
An appreciation of a brilliant and divisive talent.
A 21-hour performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
High-energy cast, high-voltage conducting.
“Bafflement, awe, pleasure, and frustration.”
Starting with a sonic walk over to the Met Breuer.
“A closed-eyes special.”
The baritone’s return.
Six big red conjoined letters.
Radvanovsky holds her own against the sopranos of record.