Tag: Metropolitan Opera

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Review: Nico Muhly’s ‘Marnie’ Brings Hitchcock Into the 21st Century

The storytelling is notably clearer in this new piece than in Mr. Muhly’s last opera, “Two Boys,” which...

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Critic’s Notebook: Two Operas With Nothing in Common, Except Exhausted Women

The goal so often is to run down, beat down and slow down powerful women — to an...

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Your Week in Culture: ‘Nutcracker,’ James Levine and Christmas Scripted by Charles Dickens

Pair it this Thanksgiving weekend with the Steven Soderbergh-produced Western series, “Godless,” streaming Wednesday on Netflix, in which...

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Nico Muhly on His New Opera and Women’s ‘Pressurized’ Lives

How does that work? I’ve twinned each important character with an instrument, so that it can become “motific.”...

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At the Met Opera, a Note So High, It’s Never Been Sung Before

As he planned the new opera, he approached Ms. Luna, who had already ventured to a high G...

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Review: A Puccini Suite at the Met Strikes a Note of Desperation

The Met this week was no country for tenors, either. As Turandot, Oksana Dyka’s steely, occasionally strident soprano...

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‘The Exterminating Angel’ Brings Together Opera and the Movies

I think Buñuel understood and loved music as much as any other film director. But the movies from...

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Critic’s Notebook: ‘La Bohème’: Should Opera’s Most Beloved Classic Be Changed?

Mr. Gelb’s tenure at the Met has brought a new “Carmen,” “Marriage of Figaro,” “Don Giovanni,” “Madama Butterfly,”...

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Review: ‘The Exterminating Angel’ Is a Great Opera for Our Times

My one reservation about the opera when I first heard it was that to some degree, Mr. Adès...

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Hear the Surreal Instruments of the Met’s New Opera

“It makes a very eerie sound,” Mr. Chan said. “And grown-up fingers really have a hard time getting...