OONY Performs Puccini’s Edgar

It was one of Quelerís good nights.

MASSENET: Marie-Magdeleine

Marie-Magdeleine: Drame sacrÈ in three acts and four scenes


This production offers a different view of Norma. As Stage Director Guy Joosten explains in the introduction on the first of a 2-disc set, he wanted to give the audience ìmoreî of what he believes the modern audience expects.

Berlinís ìotherî opera often stellar

It is, you might say, the little opera that can. True, if itís size of the budget, the price of tickets and the number of seats that concerns you, the Komische Oper is clearly the third of Berlinís opera houses.

(Mostly) Pretty Poison

What to make of “Lucrezia Borgia”? I have always felt that, some lovely arias notwithstanding, this Donizetti work never really gets going until the slam-bang soprano-baritone duet in Act II.

Composer Philip Glass charms in Nasher Salon lecture


Review: Ainadamar, Flavio and Der Rosenkavalier


The Minotaur: Enthralling, hypnotising – and unloveable


Bringing Out the Big Gunns


Kathleen Battle, Carnegie Hall, New York