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  • Concert Review: Two Tickets, No Paradise

    Concert Review: Tickets, Paradise

    Gianandrea Noseda conducts at Carnegie Hall. by Paul J. Pelkonen Gianandrea Noseda. Photo © 2017 Fondazione Teatro Regio di Torino. Read more

    The 23 May 2019 by   Superconductor
  • Opera Review: Burn This

    Opera Review: Burn This

    Regina Opera roars back with Il Trovatore. by Paul J. Pelkonen Manrico, the troubador, Christopher Trapani (above) finds Leonora (Alexis Cregger, below) who... Read more

    The 16 May 2019 by   Superconductor
  • Opera Review: The Empire Doesn't Strike Back

    Opera Review: Empire Doesn't Strike Back

    The Metropolitan Opera brings back Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito. by Paul J. Pelkonen Conspirators: Vitellia (Elza van den Heever) and Sesto (Joyce DiDonato) plo... Read more

    The 18 April 2019 by   Superconductor
  • Concert Review: Don't Damn Me

    Concert Review: Don't Damn

    Jaap van Zweden leads Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem. by Paul J. Pelkonen Matthias Goerne (left) emotes as Jaap van Zweden (on podium) leads the New York... Read more

    The 09 February 2019 by   Superconductor
  • Concert Review: A Totalitarian Eclipse of the Heart

    Concert Review: Totalitarian Eclipse Heart

    Jakob Hrůša leads the Cleveland Orchestra behind the Iron Curtain. by Paul J. Pelkonen Conductor Jakob Hrůša in action.Photo by Andreas... Read more

    The 16 November 2018 by   Superconductor
  • Metropolitan Opera Preview: Samson Et Dalila

    Metropolitan Opera Preview: Samson Dalila

    The Met opens its 2018 season with Saint-Saëns' Old Testament thumper. by Paul J. Pelkonen Mr. DeMille, they're ready for their closeup: Roberto Alagna (left)... Read more

    The 19 September 2018 by   Superconductor
  • The Verdi Project: Messa Di Requiem

    Verdi Project: Messa Requiem

    Verdi takes on the cosmos and the Church. by Paul J. Pelkonen It could be argued that the Verdi Requiem is his most...monumental achievement. Read more

    The 14 August 2018 by   Superconductor
  • Concert Review: They Might Not Be Giants

    Concert Review: They Might Giants

    Yo-Yo Ma tilts windmills with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. by Paul J. Pelkonen Stop that you'll only encourage him: Yo-Yo Ma (with cello) and Andris Nelsons... Read more

    The 15 April 2018 by   Superconductor
  • Opera Review: Mugging on the Boardwalk

    Opera Review: Mugging Boardwalk

    The Met takes Cosí fan tutte to Coney Island. by Paul J. Pelkonen Motel illness: Kelli O'Hara, Christopher Maltman, Adam Plachetka, Ben Bliss, Serena Melfi and... Read more

    The 16 March 2018 by   Superconductor
  • Opera Review: Into Her Hypercube

    Opera Review: Into Hypercube

    Prototype premieres Mikael Karlsson's The Echo Drift. by Paul J. Pelkonen Promotional art for The Echo Drift.© 2018 The Prototype Festival/International... Read more

    The 12 January 2018 by   Superconductor

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