Tag: 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...

Josh Rivers
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Has All of Opera’s Gold Already Been Mined? John Adams Thinks Not.

He even raised the possibility that “Girls,” which San Francisco commissioned and produced along with the Dallas Opera...

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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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Review: A ‘Fake News’ Opera on the Streets of Los Angeles

The aliens have arrived in #dtla@_waroftheworlds pic.twitter.com/tEETA54KDa

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Lyric Opera of Chicago Offers Very Theatrical ‘Die Walküre’

He also excels at drawing compellingly acted performances from a strong cast, starting here with the soprano Christine...

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Natalie Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started

The big mystery in the origin story is why Ms. Streisand passed on what, in hindsight, seems like...

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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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Your Week in Culture: Jimmie Durham, Bruno Mars, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ on Stage

The current leg of his world tour for the album, his third LP, wraps up with four nights...