The problem that lies in many Met performances of Tosca is that they have made the extraordinary painfully ordinary.
My review of the Met’s latest production of Lulu is live on the Huffington Post! Find it here. Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
In a galvanizing, hair-raising performance, the Boston Symphony Orchestra arrived at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday night a hundred strong and with a vengeance that could only be befitting of one character and the opera that was named for her: Richard Strauss’ Elektra.
My review of the Mostly Mozart Festival’s production of George Benjamin’s Written on Skin is now available on the Huffington Post. Check it out and let me know your thoughts! Photo by Richard Termine
Through the Young Artists of America program, brothers Rolando and Kristofer Sanz have worked to bring a new level of musical exposure to students in the Bethesda, Maryland area. Since 2011, they have produced musical theatre and opera combination concerts featuring all-student orchestras and student performers with the occasional adult singer. I recently learned more […]
Let’s be honest about what theatre is and reassess why we go. Let’s go to the theater to feel things, not simply because it’s a box to check on an itinerary of New York.
On July 25th, the Caramoor Festival presented the second and final of its Bel Canto at Caramoor operas for the 2015 season, Francis Poulenc’s 1956 opera and love letter to the Catholic Church, Dialogues des Carmelites. The opera, performed like a play set to music without formal arias or ensembles, tells the story of the […]