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In the Arms of an Angel: The Exterminating Angel at the Metropolitan Opera

In the Arms of an Angel: The Exterminating Angel at the Metropolitan Opera

Amidst opulent, savage, dynamically varied music and arresting moments, innovative uses of the orchestra, and wide-ranging vocal writing, Adès opted to forsake the satire in Buñuel’s film for its darkness.


NYCO Says, “Ta-Ta”: New York City Opera’s Final Performance of Anna Nicole in Review

There were tears from the cast during the curtain calls after Saturday, September 28th, New York City Opera presentation of Anna Nicole. Not only because it was the final performance of the run, but mostly because this co-presentation with Brooklyn Academy is the final production that New York City Opera, a 70 year old institution, […]

The Met 2013-2014 Season Analysis Part One: What to Expect from September to November

With this blog, you get a lot of “opera”, and a moderate amount of “teen”. Tonight, you get a big helping of both, because it’s officially one week until opening night at the Met and this is only my first round of season predictions. Or those who don’t know, I chunk the Met season into […]

An Interview with Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of the American Lyric Theater

Nobody can turn away from the fact that the economy is difficult and money is tight. In a society that doesn’t value the arts the way it used to, performing arts companies, opera companies, in particular, have suffered. However, under the skillful leadership of Lawrence Edelson, the American Lyric Theater located in New York City […]