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Opera Review

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    Opera Review: A Tale of Two Tones in the Met’s La TraviataMichael Mayer’s production makes the sparkly life so unsexy and over-sugared, the last act’s bleakness comes off as refreshingly spare.
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    Opera Review: The Unseen Great War, in William Kentridge’s The Head and the LoadThe North Africa campaign that the West often forgets about.
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    Opera Review: On the Lightness of Nico Muhly’s Marnie“This deluxe production of a lavish opera rests on such a wispy score.”
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    High Notes on the High Line: The Mile-Long OperaVernacular voices strung like Christmas lights along an elevated park.
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    Opera Review: Anna Netrebko, an Old-Style Diva, in AidaBut really, the Met Opera needs to eliminate the brownface.
  6. Opera Review: Così Fan Tutte, Kelli O’Hara, and the Long Shadow of James LevineA new production with one of Broadway’s biggest voices, and also a ghost.
  7. Opera Review: Semiramide, a Gorgeous Relic of the 1890s and 1990sAngela Meade glides through one musical triple lutz after another.
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    Opera Review: A Parsifal Even the Wagner-Phobic Can EnjoyIncluding a long-overdue Met debut.
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    Opera Review: The Met’s Tosca Is Afraid of Its Own PastThe replacement for a hated 2009 production looks deeper into the past.
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    Opera Review: Surrealism Explored in The Exterminating AngelLuis Buñuel’s 1962 satire is adapted for the stage.
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    Opera Review: A Triple Dose of Expert MonteverdiFor the composer’s 450th birthday, John Eliot Gardiner conducts.
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    Three Unconventional Operas, Three Degrees of SuccessCrossing, My Lai, and Blank Out all work the dynamic edge of what an opera can be.
  13. Operas From Small to Large That Bring Winter HeatFiery music and song.
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    Opening Night at the Met: Tired Tropes in Tristan und IsoldeIt takes stamina.
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    Opera Review: The Met’s Glamorous Roberto DevereuxHigh-energy cast, high-voltage conducting.
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    Opera Review: Superior Singing Saves a Buggy Manon Lescaut“A closed-eyes special.”
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    Opera Review: The Met’s Maria StuardaRadvanovsky holds her own against the sopranos of record.
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    City Opera, With an Originalist Tosca, Rises From Its DeathbedA new hope.
  19. Opera Review: Dog Days Is ‘Intolerable and Superb’“Super-operatic energy.”
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    Opera Review: Les Pêcheurs de PerlesTreat it as escapism.