Tag Archive | Tchaikovsky

Sight but no Vision:”Iolanta” and “Bluebeard’s Castle” at the Met

Double bills are a common phenomenon in the opera world. The most famous two are the pairing of Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci and the best pairings of operas offer either a stark contrast between the pieces-highlighting what makes each piece different and worthy of viewing in a new light- or complement each other, showing that two works […]

A Christmas Eve Tradition

Hello opera fans, Many of you are probably celebrating Christmas tomorrow, and that makes tonight Christmas Eve. Regardless of how and where you spend Christmas Eve, my favorite Christmas Eve tradition is snuggling up in my bed and watching the NYC Ballet/Balanchine Nutcracker, followed by the first two acts of Puccini’s La Boheme after the […]


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