Month: March 2010
Opera’s Alice Coote on trousers, English songs
In Revival of Verdi, a New Note of Drama
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Sondra Radvanovsky sing up a storm for WPAS
House of Style — A bumpy season at the Met
Angels in America, Barbican, London
Madama Butterfly, NYCO
Once again, as in L’Etoile, Mark Lamos’s staging and
Robert Wierzel’s lighting nearly steal the show in the City Opera’s
revival of Madama Butterfly.
Demanding Macatsoris sends opera singers out to the world’s stages prepared.
A Composer Grows before his Work — The Grapes of Wrath at Carnegie Hall
Many congratulations and thanks are in order to the Collegiate Chorale for
bringing Ricky Ian Gordon’s adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath to New York audiences this week.
Christianne Stotijn at the Wigmore Hall
Unlike instrumental players, singers “are” their instrument. They aren’t machines. Performance is affected by many shifting factors, which need to be understood.