Does this legendary production, seen in close-up, retain it’s greatness? Yes… and no.
As a cohesive evening of music drama, this ambitious double bill doesn’t quite add up.
To resurrect this astonishing show at all in a brief time frame is almost miraculous.
A wonderful musical performance, hampered by a misguided production.
In their best moments, the mezzo and pianist Ted Sperling were near-ideal Bernstein-isti.
What R. B. Schlather’s visually arresting production has to do with the opera remains a mystery.
Fine voices and musical values here far outshine a cliché-ridden production.
Anna Netrebko and Anita Rachvelishvili shine especially bright in this worthy revival.
Robert Carsen’s 28-year-old production comes to America. It was worth the wait.
AVA’s Rusalka—a rare venture into the Slavic repertoire—left a divided impression.