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Oh, de’ verdi anni miei

yesterdayArts : Parterre Box

"The Met’s revival of Verdi’s Ernani Friday night was every inch a tragic opera, though without being grand in any way. Its grisliest calamity was not the one the composer devised but rather one the production’s star, Plácido Domingo, brought on himself."

Birthdays are celebrated when they are no longer dangerous

yesterdayArts : Parterre Box

To celebrate the 90th birthday of Pierre Boulez, our friends at Opera Depot are offering a free download of excerpts from his epochal 1976 Ring cycle at Bayreuth as well as steep discounts on all other Bouleziana.

Tale of the tape

2 days agoArts : Parterre Box

As the Deutsche Grammophon producer for the 1972 Metropolitan Opera Carmen recording, I was delighted to read Patrick Mack’s review of its recent re-release on a surround-sound/stereo CD set.

Between two worlds

4 days agoArts : Parterre Box

If works like Salome and Erwartung defined modernism in the first decades of the 20th century, Die Tote Stadt and Palestrina represented the regressive avant garde.

Mais nous voyons à nouveau La Carmencita

4 days agoArts : Parterre Box

The opening night of the Metropolitan Opera of September 1972 was supposed to be the dawn of a new era.

All futures great and small

4 days agoArts : Parterre Box

The Metropolitan Opera yesterday afternoon was an uncommonly cozy place, as the auditorium was packed to the rafters with friends and family members of the nine National Council Audition Finalists.

Big river

4 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Was he listening to a lot of Meyerbeer?


5 days agoArts : Parterre Box

As I leaned forward the woman in front of me turned to her seatmate and very quietly, in a voice thick with emotion and not a few tears, said, “it’s so beautiful.”

Et in Arcadia, libido

5 days agoArts : Parterre Box

A performance space called the Sheen Center has opened its doors way down the far end of Bleecker Street, a stoner’s throw from where CBGB’s used to thrive beside the itsy-bitsy Amato Opera House. (You never forget your first Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio.)  Sheen Center, sizable and modern and slim on personality, contains two theaters. Show More Summary

Text appeal

6 days agoArts : Parterre Box

What makes Norma such a high-profile role in the soprano repertory?

Woolfe at the door

last weekArts : Parterre Box

Longtime Friend of the Box Zachary Woolfe (left) climbs onto the masthead of the New York Times as their new classical music editor, starting Monday.

From a distance

last weekArts : Parterre Box

Things coming in the future, cher public: Anna Netrebko sings Adriana, Maddalena and Turandot; Stefan Herheim directs Der Ring des Nibelungen.

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