Review: Anna Netrebko Emerges as a Powerful New Tosca at the Met

Review: Anna Netrebko Emerges as a Powerful New Tosca on the Met

Photo Anna Netrebko in her first efficiency of the function of Tosca on the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday. Her husband, the tenor Yusif Eyvazov, sang the function of Mario. Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times Anna Netrebko should have felt huge stress on Saturday on the Metropolitan Opera when for the first time anywhere she […]

Past and Present, the Orpheus Myth Makes Us Rethink Music

Past and Present, the Orpheus Myth Makes Us Rethink Music

On May 6 and seven, New Yorkers can mirror on a few of these points, too, when MasterVoices and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s current Gluck’s Italian-language model of his opera, “Orfeo ed Euridice,” together with Matthew Aucoin’s “The Orphic Moment,” written in 2014. The topic of Mr. Aucoin’s work is what he calls the […]

Romancing the Horn: Opera Stars Record Like It’s 1900

Romancing the Horn: Opera Stars Record Like It’s 1900

Touring the Met’s archives a few years in the past, Mr. Beczala talked about that his dream was to document some arias underneath early-20th-century circumstances. He needed to be taught firsthand how trustworthy — or far-off — the outcomes could be. Peter Clark, the corporate’s archivist, talked about Mr. Beczala’s fantasy to Jonathan Hiam, the […]

7 Classical Music Concerts to See in NYC This Weekend

7 Classical Music Concerts to See in NYC This Weekend

Photo Anna Netrebko, who will play Tosca on Saturday night time on the Met, performing in 2016 at Carnegie Hall. Credit Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times Our information to the town’s finest classical music and opera occurring this weekend and within the week forward. LAWRENCE BROWNLEE at Zankel Hall (April 24, 7:30 p.m.). […]

Review: France Once Fought Over This Opera. Juilliard Shows Us Why.

Review: France Once Fought Over This Opera. Juilliard Shows Us Why.

Alex Rosen’s wealthy bass voice confirmed promise because it rode the buffets of Rameau’s arduous writing for Theseus (Thésée), whose sustained struggling within the opera feels virtually a precursor of Wagner’s Tristan. Brooding with out overplaying as Phaedra (Phèdre), the mezzo-soprano Natalia Kutateladze sounded darkish and pointed, centered but versatile. Photo Natalia Kutateladze (Phèdre) and […]

Inch by Inch, an Operatic Jewel Is Polished

Inch by Inch, an Operatic Jewel Is Polished

BAYREUTH, Germany — This small metropolis is thought all through the world for its summertime Wagner festival, based in 1876 by Richard Wagner himself. But lengthy earlier than the “Ring” cycle, Bayreuth had one other operatic visionary. Wilhelmine, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, was the eldest daughter of King Frederick William I of Prussia, and the sister […]

An Opera Worth Fighting Over

An Opera Worth Fighting Over

Opera is a reasonably placid universe today. So it’s arduous to think about a premiere that might single-handedly divide the music-loving public in two, separating it into factions with positions as hotly held as these of right now’s Democrats and Republicans. Rameau’s “Hippolyte et Aricie” had simply such an impression on France when it opened […]

8 Classical Music Concerts to See in NYC This Weekend

eight Classical Music Concerts to See in NYC This Weekend

Photo One of the best duos in lieder, Mark Padmore (heart proper) and Paul Lewis, will carry out at Alice Tully Hall on April 19. Credit Tina Fineberg for The New York Times Our information to the town’s finest classical music and opera taking place this weekend and within the week forward. CALIDORE STRING QUARTET […]

Inside Milan’s Opulent Retirement Home for Musicians

Inside Milan’s Opulent Retirement Home for Musicians

Nonetheless, Casa Verdi is inundated annually with purposes from composers, conductors, singers, orchestral gamers, music lecturers and anybody else who has “exercised the art of music as a profession,” as the inspiration’s web site places it. Once candidates set up their skilled bona fides, Casa Verdi’s board makes selections based mostly on who they assume […]