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Opera Review (NYC): Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas at the Met

The Met hadn't staged this excellent example of Parisian grand opera in 113 years. Read More »

Opera Review (Chicago): Lyric Opera’s New Production of Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust

This extremely ambitious, boldly modern new staging is mostly amazing, always fascinating. Read More »

Opera Review (NYC): Attila – Metropolitan Opera, March 12, 2010

Disaster relief didn't come soon enough. Read More »

Opera Review (NYC): Il Caso Mortara — Dicapo Opera Theater, February 25, 2010

Interesting story – yes. Dramatic possibilities – sure. There were several things that could have gone right... Read More »

Opera Review (NYC): Double-bill of Erwartung and Bluebeard’s Castle at Opera Manhattan Repertory Theatre, February 21, 2010

Love - the perfect crime. Read More »

Opera Review (NYC): Dido and Aeneas – Opera Manhattan Repertory Theatre, February 21, 2010

In this enjoyable production, which put the music first and foremost, the overwhelming delight was soprano Sharin Apostolou as Belinda. Read More »

Opera Review (NYC): Hansel and Gretel at Opera Manhattan – Dec. 19, 2009

This simply stunning low-budget production ran for only one weekend, but showed what this little opera company can do. Read More »

Opera Review (Brooklyn, NY): Don Giovanni at the Regina Opera Company – Nov. 21, 2009

Don go breaking my heart... Read More »

Opera Review (NYC): The Barber of Seville at the Bleecker Street Opera

This is gritty opera, just the basics, but what crowd-pleasing basics they are. Read More »

Opera Review (NYC): Hansel and Gretel at the Metropolitan Opera

The Christian God is a latecomer to this musical feast; perhaps he'll be seated during intermission, at the discretion of the management. Read More »