At the Met, Carsen and company reduce metaphor to melodrama.
A fine cast, expert conducting, and beautiful designs are hallmarks of Opera Philadelphia’s production.
Every entertaining minute is awash in excess in a show that practically defines “guilty pleasure.”
A beautiful production and a reminder of what brought many of us to opera in the first place.
What the diva does in this mixed-bag revival is star-lit and memorable. But is it acting?
Opera Philadelphia’s scores points with its highly entertaining, visually spectacular production
With this flawed but powerful new work, Opera Philadelphia is on a significant upward trajectory.
As Encores is about to be released, I think about my love-hate relationship with La Streisand.
Pablo Heras-Casado led a propulsive performance that made a strong case for Beethoven’s problematic opera.
The Princeton Festival’s production of Benjamin Britten’s elliptical opera is an estimable achievement by any standard.