Tag Archive | 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.
With the white-knuckled Karita Mattila playing the upright, deeply conflicted Kostelnicka, it simply isn’t possible to look away.
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.
Winning performances by Javier Camarena and Eleonora Buratto dominate this uneven-yet-enjoyable revival of Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” at the Met.
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.
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 […]
The problem that lies in many Met performances of Tosca is that they have made the extraordinary painfully ordinary.