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Separated by a Sea: “Die Entfürung aus dem Serail” and a New Production of “Elektra” at the Met

Separated by a Sea: “Die Entfürung aus dem Serail” and a New Production of “Elektra” at the Met

They may make a mismatched pair, but both Die Entfürung aus dem Serail and Elektra (especially Elektra) are being executed with great care at the Met.

Magic Virtues: “Don Pasquale” at the Metropolitan Opera

Magic Virtues: “Don Pasquale” at the Metropolitan Opera

Winning performances by Javier Camarena and Eleonora Buratto dominate this uneven-yet-enjoyable revival of Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” at the Met.

Spread Your Wings and Fly: Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera

Spread Your Wings and Fly: Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera

Despite smart and sensitive phrasing choices throughout and a thorough, unique characterization, Ana Maria Martinez couldn’t quite bring herself to the climactic high notes at the heart of Butterfly’s arias.

War of the Roses: Maria Stuarda at the Metropolitan Opera

War of the Roses: Maria Stuarda at the Metropolitan Opera

The triptych of Gaetano Donizetti’s Tudor Queens is a famously challenging cycle for any diva. Most notably sung by Beverly Sills at New York City Opera, the three queens at the centerpieces of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena (Anne Boleyn), Maria Stuarda (Queen Elizabeth OR Mary Stuart, depending on what angle you come from), and Roberto Devereux […]

Roman Holiday: Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera

Roman Holiday: Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera

The problem that lies in many Met performances of Tosca is that they have made the extraordinary painfully ordinary.

Bloodlust: A New Production of “Lulu” at the Met

Bloodlust: A New Production of “Lulu” at the Met

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

The Light in the Piazza: New Productions of Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci at the Met

The Light in the Piazza: New Productions of Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci at the Met

You can read my review of the Met’s new productions of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci at the Metropolitan Opera here on the Huffington Post. Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci run through May 8th at the Metropolitan Opera. Tickets are available here. Photo: Metropolitan Opera/ Cory Weaver

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