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Keersmaeker's Bach, Tharp's Brel and Balanchine April 6, 2024
Brahms, Balanchine, and love in three-quarter time etc., plus a nod to Justin Peck April 2, 2024
Busy, busy March 30, 2024
Balanchine's Four Temperaments, Symphony in Three Movements March 29, 2024
Jerome Robbins in winter March 17, 2024
Two extra-special stops on Víkingur Ólafsson's Goldberg Variations tour Musical America February 29, 2024
Mostly Mozart from Juilliard415 in tandem with Kristian Bezuidenhout Classical Voice North America February 29, 2024
Tiler Peck's Concerto for Two Pianos, Ratmansky's Solitude Musical America February 27, 2024
Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas strike again with 'Days of Wine and Roses' Classical Voice North America February 26, 2024
Sondheim Finished, Refinished, Unfinished Classical Voice North America December 15, 2023
From Rapa Nui with love November 25, 2023
At 75, the New York City Ballet celebrates George Balanchine Classical Voice North America November 25, 2023
From the mailbag: Balanchine on Broadway November 16, 2023
Reflections on Balanchine's Orpheus November 15, 2023
Hashtag "Gagged on Amazon" October 15, 2023
"Are you OK? Let your friends know!" August 15, 2023
Kander & Ebb Redux Classical Voice North America August 14, 2023
In memoriam Helen Kamioner (December 5, 1950-May 6, 2023) May 10, 2023
Round and round the square April 1, 2023
Where are they now? The further adventures of Gran Wilson, a great Tamino... Classical Voice North America February 7, 2023
Drypoint to Technicolor December 9, 2022
In Generational Relay, Bright Young Maestro Takes Baton And Flies Classical Voice North America December 5, 2022
Same zeitgeist, other revelations November 21, 2022
Ingo Metzmacher leads Franz Schmidt's "Buch Mit Sieben Siegeln" Classical Voice North America November 19, 2022
Salome twice over, Mahler and Verdi in Vienna Classical Voice North America November 10, 2022
A Manhattan memorial for Juraj Filas November 10, 2022
Celebrating Beethoven, late but gloriously, In the Norwegian countryside Classical Voice North America August 10, 2022
Back Into the Woods Classical Voice North America August 1, 2022
R.I.P. Juraj Filas (March 5, 1955-December 31, 2021) December 31, 2021
The Amahl file December 23, 2021
A banner year of armchair opera, three banner weeks with Michael Spyres December 20, 2021
When's Boxing Day again? December 4, 2021
The Sondheim File December 3, 2021
Sondheim's World Parnassus: Poetry in Review (Autumn 2009) December 3, 2021
From the Archives: Everything's Coming Up Sondheim Town & Country (May 2002) December 2, 2021
At the Met, "Fire Shut Up in My Bones"; in Brussels, "The Time Of Our Singing" Air Mail November 2, 2021
A shot in the arm--make that two shots--for Lyric Opera of Chicago Air Mail September 11, 2021
A woman apart Air Mail July 31, 2021
The fine print: everything else we heard on our last two episodes of "Catch of the Day" June 16, 2021
Three times 88 keys June 14, 2021
Ready for take-off: Randall Goosby June 11, 2021
The Book of Job according to Mr. Beethoven May 21, 2021
The Paris Opera reopens with Marc-André Dalbavie's new 'Satin Slipper' Air Mail May 15, 2021
Catch of the Day salutes Christa Ludwig May 14, 2021
April's last Catch: Brush up your Shakespeare May 1, 2021
April's last Catch: the series continues May 1, 2021
April's last Catch: a limited miniseries begins May 1, 2021
Celia Ipiotis and the living legacy of "Eye on Dance" April 17, 2021
Music in the real world: Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms, arranged by Shostakovich April 15, 2021
A basketful of Easter eggs April 10, 2021
Milestones for strings, Black music matters, Muti's Attila... April 2, 2021
Songs with words and songs without March 13, 2021
Chat with Hilary Hahn about Rautavaara's Serenades now live March 5, 2021
Our expanding universe March 5, 2021
Three more winners February 8, 2021
Island in the stream Air Mail February 6, 2021
Twist's double feature Air Mail February 3, 2021
Three times lucky (make that four) February 2, 2021
A New Year, a new age? January 9, 2021
In dulci jubilo, or, Year-end Catches of the Day (part 2) December 30, 2020
In dulci jubilo, or, Year-end Catches of the Day (part 1) December 30, 2020
Marta Eggerth and Jan Kiepura, "In Love and Song" Air Mail December 5, 2020
Bounty - A very lucky Catch of the Day December 1, 2020
Behind the soundtrack of "The Last Dalai Lama?" December 1, 2020
Trick or treat? Catch of the Day meets the Great Pumpkin November 10, 2020
Georgia on his mind Air Mail October 17, 2020
On Mozart's fingerboard, in a lonely cell, footloose in the world... October 6, 2020
When the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame October 5, 2020
Dan Tepfer's Goldberg Inversions AIR MAIL October 3, 2020
Complete Works - The Table Top Shakespeare At Home Air Mail September 26, 2020
Corrected links for most recent Apple playlists September 8, 2020
Paths cross again at summer's end September 8, 2020
Bach of Ages Air Mail August 29, 2020
From the Mariinsky, with love Air Mail August 15, 2020
Awaiting that eureka moment - Catch of the Day, August 2, 2020 August 5, 2020
Bruce Adolphe's Piano Puzzlers AIR MAIL/Arts Intel Report August 1, 2020
Spirits of revolution July 28, 2020
Catch of the Day celebrates Independence July 19, 2020
Stars of the Met, live from around the world AirMail, Arts Intel Report July 17, 2020
In memoriam Jamie James (June 24, 1951-February 9, 2020) July 9, 2020
New bells and whistles at Catch of the Day June 28, 2020
Opera as it was Air Mail June 27, 2020
How to stream "Catch of the Day," wherever in the world you are June 26, 2020
P.S. on "Creating 'Der Rosenkavalier'" June 21, 2020
Where's the catch? June 18, 2020
Pardon garbled post (Catch of the Day, #BLM edition) June 12, 2020
On Catch of the Day, a #BLM special June 12, 2020
Sondheim at 90 Arts Intel Report, AiR MAIL May 2, 2020
Self-Isolate with Boccaccio Arts Intel Report, April 11, 2020
Sweet Land, from LA Historic Park direct to video April 3, 2020
Russian pianist, Wailuku church are a match made in heaven Honolulu Star-Advertiser March 8, 2020
¡Habla conmigo! Creativity in conversation January 28, 2020
Hui's annual juried show presents pleasing works by familiar talents Honolulu Star-Advertiser January 26, 2020
Catch as catch can (October 2019-January 2020) January 14, 2020
Previews of attractions, coming and gone January 12, 2020
Exhibit shows nature transformed by sophisticated ideas, craftsmanship Honolulu Star-Advertiser January 12, 2020
MAPA version of 'The Nutcracker' provides glimpses of world peace Honolulu Star-Advertiser December 15, 2019
Tom Sewell's Secret Garden Honolulu Star-Advertiser December 8, 2019
No shortage of musical Advent performances this holiday season Honolulu Star-Advertiser November 24, 2019
Casting call for Iao Theater's 'Matilda' draws girls far and wide Honolulu Star-Advertiser November 24, 2019
New Jersey transplant adapts as carving materials change Honolulu Star-Advertiser November 3, 2019
Contagious October 3, 2019
Giya Kancheli, 1935-2019 The Atlantic Monthly (April 1997) October 3, 2019
In memoriam: Jessye Norman Connoisseur, January 1987 October 1, 2019
A deep dive into swirling waters of Russian Chamber Music Honolulu Star-Advertiser September 29, 2019
Behind the scenes with Lorenzo Brewer, founder and CEO of nkoda September 26, 2019
Twisty bromance takes center stage in noirish 'Strangers On a Train' Honolulu Star-Advertiser September 15, 2019
New Maui exhibit showcases artists at their barricades Honolulu Star-Advertiser September 8, 2019
Meet the 3 muses of Maui's Adaptations Dance Theater Honolulu Star-Advertiser September 1, 2019
Summertime at Catch of the Day, Part 4 August 30, 2019
From the archives - Superstars gravitate to a super scriptwriter The New York Times (originally published May 30, 1999) August 12, 2019
Summertime at Catch of the Day, Part 3 August 12, 2019
Summertime at Catch of the Day, Part 2 (July 28) August 11, 2019
Summertime @ Catch of the Day, Part I (June 30) August 10, 2019
Air Mail takes flight July 20, 2019
Live on tape, seven great maestros, a man who made waterfalls, and me July 3, 2019
Scrambling to catch up June 17, 2019
Over the moon with Rossini's Rosina, in the dumps with a Verdi Leonora 20 Jun 2019
Franco Zeffirelli June 15, 2019
Hobnobbing with Sellars and Aimard in Herrenhausen 18 Jun 2019
Caught in January (Omega edition) January 30, 2019
'Twas the season January 15, 2019
Pre-Posthumous: Edward Gorey on the fringe January 9, 2019
Catching up with Catch of the Day November 4, 2018
Speak for yourself, Conrad! October 26, 2018
So, what exactly will it be when the wind blows? September 5, 2018
Jeremiah at the opera: a talk with Conrad Osborne Oper! Das Magazin (Berlin) August 25, 2018
Make way for La Nilsson, make way for Steve J. August 24, 2018
Annie Walton-Teter's long and winding road July 10, 2018
From the center of the universe and other locations July 5, 2018
Netrebko's first Tosca June 9, 2018
Yuval Sharon's multimedia Mahler Oper! Das Magazin (Germany), June 2018 June 7, 2018
Tell us what you really think June 5, 2018
Catching up with Deborah Voigt Oper! Das Magazin (Germany), June 2018 June 5, 2018
Bumper crop in brief June 4, 2018
Bull's-eye: Caleb Teicher lights up Crazy for You May 30, 2018
Peanuts, Charles M. Schulz, and his crystal ball May 24, 2018
New Perspectives Revivify Carousel And My Fair Lady Classical Voice North America May 4, 2018
Audrey Luna and her 40 fathers Opera News (May 2018) May 3, 2018
Where Marilyn Horne is at just now Oper! Das Magazin (Germany), May 2018 May 1, 2018
Who's Afraid of Tristan? Not Jonas Kaufmann. Oper! Das Magazin (Germany), May 2018 May 1, 2018
The Easter Bunny says, "April Fool!" April 2, 2018
Opera Aloha! Oper! Das Magazin (Germany), April 2018 April 1, 2018
New Names on Catch of the Day (airdate: March 25, 2018) March 27, 2018
Americana in brief March 25, 2018
Brain waves, etc. March 5, 2018
Cases of instant surrender: Joseph Calleja, Evelyn Glennie, Hilary Hahn March 1, 2018
Going Places February 8, 2018
On Maui, budding virtuosi reach for the stars February 6, 2018
Vivaldi rediscovered, Vienna revitalized January 30, 2018
A stellar second act from the double threat whose name is Q January 22, 2018
From Los Angeles, another stab at Young Caesar January 17, 2018
Keyboard moments and more January 15, 2018
Gottfried von Einem at 100 January 5, 2018
From the 12th century to the 21st January 5, 2018
Gottfried von Einem goes toe-to-toe with Verdi December 10, 2017
Musical fantasies December 8, 2017
Travels with Dima December 4, 2017
From the Archives: Yesterday Siberia, Tomorrow the World Connoisseur (June 1990) December 4, 2017
Maui connections: a recap December 2, 2017
California Girls revisited November 30, 2017
Garrison Keillor, erased November 30, 2017
La Divina is back again and much, much more November 14, 2017
All but the Hiddleston Hamlet November 12, 2017
In the wings with Philippe Jordan November 10, 2017
Philippe Jordan revives Pelléas and Così November 8, 2017
Lost and found at the Paris Opéra October 31, 2017
Don Carlos: Verdi à la française Wall Street Journal (October 14, 2005) October 16, 2017
Barrie Kosky's New Onegin Opens in Zurich Musical America Worldwide October 3, 2017
Lend me a tenor September 5, 2017
Yayoi Kusama contemplates infinity August 29, 2017
At Juilliard, Barbara Cook shares her recipe for success Wall Street Journal (December 14, 2005) August 13, 2017
Being Barbara Cook August 12, 2017
From the Archives: Authentic Cook Town & Country August 12, 2017
Baroque and beyond August 11, 2017
Be yourself: everyone else is taken August 5, 2017
From the Archives: Benjamin Zander, maestro of motivation Wall Street Journal August 4, 2017
From the Archives: What drove Daniel Day-Lewis? Connoisseur, December 1989 July 12, 2017
Warhorses' day off July 12, 2017
Rule, Britannia! June 29, 2017
Winging it June 11, 2017
And he called for his divas three June 9, 2017
Songs for all seasons May 4, 2017
From the archives: Jorma Hynninen, Voice of a Nation Connoisseur (June 1985) April 4, 2017
Comparisons are enlightening April 4, 2017
Northward, Ho! March 29, 2017
Bloody murder March 10, 2017
Horror stories, old American masters, and more March 10, 2017
Flyers March 9, 2017
Exodus was just the beginning January 27, 2017
Moby Met ("Catch of the Day," episode 7) January 27, 2017
Hooked again! (continued) January 23, 2017
Hooked! (continued) December 5, 2016
Hooked! December 1, 2016
Déjà vu all over again November 21, 2016
Sounds of music for chaotic times November 16, 2016
Pure Gold from Arvo Pärt October 1, 2016
The pressure of deadliness August 31, 2016
A Love Supreme August 28, 2016
In the wings with Michael Fabiano, tenor July 28, 2016
David Gockley Calls It a Day July 28, 2016
In the wings with Jakub Józef Orliński, countertenor March 28, 2016
In memoriam Nikolaus Harnoncourt (December 6, 1929-March 5, 2016) March 7, 2016
To Paul Griffiths, upon reading the book "let me tell you" but before hearing the concert piece of the same name March 4, 2016
To Trevor Noah at age 32 February 20, 2016
Among friends: a new album from Saimir Pirgu February 5, 2016
The Socratic method January 9, 2016
Wagner's Meistersinger in San Francisco December 3, 2015
In memoriam: Yveta Synek Graff November 25, 2015
A Bolcom and Morris scrapbook October 29, 2015
For Arvo Pärt at 80 October 23, 2015
Sondheim for keyboard September 28, 2015
Waltzing Matilda July 24, 2015
Fun Home, the musical July 22, 2015
Two scenes short July 21, 2015
Jon Vickers, Canadian icon (October 19, 1926-July 10, 2015) The New York Times July 12, 2015
Minimus 3D Arkestra's big break July 4, 2015
Rosenkavalier, hot and cold June 30, 2015
Marco Tutino's Two Women, in Puccini's footsteps June 26, 2015
Berlioz meets Virgil: Les Troyens in San Francisco June 24, 2015
Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with bells and whistles June 24, 2015
In memoriam Ronald Wilford June 14, 2015
And did you know that he was married at St. Patrick's? April 3, 2015
Coda: Revisiting Ravenna Opera News April 2015
How Hope Grows January 8, 2015
From the Archives: Roll-Player January 6, 2015
La Divina Goes Hi-Def Wall Street Journal December 17, 2014
Fitting Farewell to an Era Wall Street Journal December 11, 2014
In Vienna, Heady Mix of Messiaen, Boulez, Schubert Classical Voice North America November 4, 2014
From the Archive: On the Roads of the Riviera April 15, 2014
A 3-D View of the Cosmos From Hawaii Wall Street Journal March 27, 2014
What Will Happen to Brooklyn's Shrine to Enrico Caruso? Wall Street Journal February 4, 2014
A Hawaiian Grand Tour Wall Street Journal December 25, 2013
The Siegfried Complex: In the Wings with Lance Ryan December 21, 2013
Wikipedia, do you read me? Tony Smith, The Fourth Sign December 18, 2013
Bounty on a Budget Wall Street Journal August 26, 2013
Musical of the Masses Honolulu Star-Advertiser August 13, 2013
An Architectural Fantasia on Islamic Motifs Wall Street Journal July 22, 2013
Cinephile's feast Honolulu Star-Advertiser June 16, 2013
Stars shine as bright as heavens on Maui Film Festival Honolulu Star-Advertiser June 14, 2013
Wagner's "Orphans" Wall Street Journal May 20, 2013
A Big Man Still Dreams of the Big Times The New York Times May 17, 2013
His Ukulele Is On Fire Wall Street Journal May 10, 2013
The Solti Legacy Opera News May 2013
Gone Today, Here Tomorrow? Pirgu's Romeo March 12, 2013
Tenor from the Dark Side of the Moon (Saimir Pirgu) New York Times March 8, 2013
Britten's Turn of the Screw from Glyndebourne Opera News March 1, 2013
The Performance I Can't Forget Opera News March 2013
Wotan's Revenge October 22, 2012
CAVALLI: Giasone Opera News September 22, 2012
SCIARRINO: Luci Mie Traditrici Opera News September 2012
From the Archives: Declassified Samizdat New York Times (originally published February 28, 1999) August 20, 2012
Stars offer familiarity in new isle home Honolulu Star-Advertiser August 12, 2012
J.S. BACH: St. Matthew Passion Opera News August 2012
Hearing the World, While Staying At Home The New York Times June 22, 2012
On the Palms From His Hands The Wall Street Journal June 11, 2012
BERG: Lulu Opera News June 2012
One Man's Schubert The Atlantic Monthly March 1994
The Corner of Falstaff and Zerbinetta The New York Times May 11, 2012
Velvet Revolutionary: Yveta Synek Graff's campaign for Czech opera April 25, 2012
BERG: Lulu Opera News April 2012
Rediscovering a Champion of the Ballad The New York Times February 24, 2012
GIORDANO: Andrea Chénier Opera News February 2012
Duel and Duality Opera News February 2012
A Valkyrie's Voice Flashing More Than Steel The New York Times January 20, 2012
Birgit Nilsson and Hans Knappertsbusch Opera News January 2012
The Sins of the Father Opera News November 2011
BERLIOZ: Les Troyens Opera News November 2011
The Price Is Right - Or Is It? Opera News September 2011
BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis and Symphonies Nos. 7, 8 & 9 Opera News August 2011
An American Tragedy: The Zambello Ring, At Last Complete Opernwelt August 2011
R. STRAUSS: Elektra Opera News July 2011
In the Beginning Was the Word Parnassus: Poetry in Review 2011
Another Tale, or Two, Of That Operatic Figaro The New York Times June 3, 2011
Capital Visionary: Plácido Domingo Inside the Beltway The Domingo Era: 1996-2011 May 31, 2011
For a Violinist, Success Means A New Low Point The New York Times May 13, 2011
A Blacksmith's Touch Makes Music Light The New York Times May 4, 2011
VERDI: Simon Boccanegra Opera News May 2011
A Hungry Singer, Consuming His Roles The New York Times April 15, 2011
MARTÍN Y SOLER: L'Arbore di Diana Opera News April 2011
Wittenberg: To go or not to go? Would that be the question? Capital New York March 29, 2011
Standing Small, Singing Big, All Sulfur and Zest The New York Times February 17, 2011
MASSENET: Werther Opera News February 2011
Still Resonating From the Great Wall The New York Times January 26, 2011
Silenced Voice, Heard Again The New York Times January 7, 2011
Handel: Messiah Opera News January 2011
Tomorrow's Juggler Today Capital New York December 24, 2010
Want to Be a Star? Take Your Lumps The New York Times December 24, 2010
Mozart: Così Fan Tutte Opera News December 2010
New 'Don Carlo,' That Ever-Changing Opera The New York Times November 19, 2010
Gerald Finley: A Long Way From Boy Chorister The New York Times November 5, 2010
What Kind of an Animal Are You? 2 or 3 Things You Should Know About La Bête Capital New York November 5, 2010
Zeffirelliana Franco Zeffirelli: Complete Works November 1, 2010
Brandon Jovanovich: Finding His Voice, the Slow, Steady Way The New York Times October 29, 2010
The once and future Ring Capital New York October 23, 2010
Celebrating A Gift From Bali: Delicious Confusion The New York Times October 8, 2010
WAGNER: Lohengrin Opera News October 2010
The Creator of "Billy Elliot" on "The Pitmen Painters" as a Prequel Capital New York September 29, 2010
On a Quest To Offer Arias In English The New York Times August 19, 2010
The French New Wave Opera News August 2010
MAW: Sophie's Choice Opera News August 2010
A Feline Matron, Catnip for Seasoned Actresses The New York Times July 25, 2010
After a Century, A Composer's Day in the Sun The New York Times July 23, 2010
Practicing What He Once Preached The New York Times June 29, 2010
Fiddling While the Midnight Sun Burns The New York Times June 22, 2010
Flight Training: Building an Army of Billy Elliots The New York Times June 14, 2010
A Conductor's Passion for 'Porgy' The New York Times June 1, 2010
Video Review: The Valencia Ring Opera News June 2010
New York's Date With the End of Time The New York Times May 18, 2010
Rossini: L'Equivoco Stravagante Opera News May 2010
Evoking the Past by Hearing Its Sounds The New York Times April 26, 2010
Ahab Sings! (The Whale Does Not) The New York Times April 23, 2010
Juggling Essays, Epics and Divas The New York Times April 8, 2010
She's Standing on Her Own Just Fine The New York Times March 21, 2010
When the Kids Come Out to Play The New York Times March 12, 2010
Herbert von Karajan: Maestro for the Screen Opera News March 2010
Honored in the Breach Opera News March 2010
As Plain as the Nose on His Stage The New York Times February 24, 2010
Operatic Style Designed to Suit Your Living Room The New York Times February 4, 2010
Comes A Horseman Opera News February 2010
A Space Opera in a Proper Galaxy The New York Times January 14, 2010
A Threesome: Husband, Wife, Shakespeare The New York Times January 5, 2010
New York / In Recital Opera Now January/February 2010
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Opera News January 2010
Schubert and Beckett: Footsteps in Snow The New York Times December 4, 2009
Riccardo Muti:: Musician of the Year, 2010 Musical America December 2009
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Opera News December 2009
Wagner: Tannhäuser Opera News December 2009
The Magic Pen: Mozart Operas Up Close The New York Times November 22, 2009
A Soprano's Hat Trick: Puccini Triple Bill The New York Times November 11, 2009
Secret Weapon of Czech Opera's Velvet Revolution The New York Times November 6, 2009
Integrating titles into opera design Opera News November 2009
Curiosity Spurred the Singers The New York Times October 25, 2009
Cut the Fluff. What Makes Tosca Tick? The New York Times September 20, 2009
A 'Ring' Recording That Has It All (Except the Music) The New York Times August 30, 2009
For Vivaldi, Many More Seasons The New York Times August 23, 2009
A Canadian Whirlwind Hits Town The New York Times August 2, 2009
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Opera News August 2009
Coda: A Hair Out of Place Opera News August 2009
Martín y Soler: Il Burbero di Buon Cuore Opera News July 2009
A Mezzo Kicks Up Her Heels in High Style The New York Times June 28, 2009
On the Road: Opera in America, Spring of '09 Opernwelt June 11, 2009
Weegee's Day at the Beach Smithsonian Magazine June 2009
Video Review: 'Tristan und Isolde' Opera News June 2009
Vienna's New Opera House Since 1801 The New York Times May 31, 2009
Tenor at the Top Is Determined to Stay There The New York Times May 17, 2009
The Cigarettes: Herbal. The Crisis: Midlife The New York Times May 3, 2009
The State of Denmark Opera News May 2009
When pigs fly Time Out New York April 16, 2009
The Great Mozart Switcheroo The New York Times April 5, 2009
Desperately Seeking Siegfried Opera News April 2009
Composing Concertos in the Key of Rx The New York Times March 29, 2009
Rare Voices from Literature's Past March 20, 2009
Before the Gala, So Much Groundwork The New York Times March 8, 2009
Coda: Null Set Opera News March 2009
Video Review: 'Birtwistle: The Minotaur' Opera News March 2009
Jan Lievens: Out of Rembrandt's Shadow Smithsonian Magazine March 2009
A Director Tackles an Opera He Loves to Hate The New York Times February 15, 2009
Serving Two Cities, Staying True to Each The New York Times February 8, 2009
Video Review: 'R. Strauss: Salome' Opera News February 2009
‘A Little Night Music,’ a Little Less Staging The New York Times January 7, 2009
The Divine Art of Tapestries December 23, 2008
Orchestrating an Ogre’s Monster Makeover The New York Times December 12, 2008
Reimagining Mahler as He Imagined It The New York Times December 5, 2008
From Castro to Warhol to Mother Teresa, He Photographed Them All Smithsonian Magazine December 2008
Video Review: 'Tristan und Isolde' Opera News November 2008
New Hands Detonate ‘Doctor Atomic’ The New York Times October 10, 2008
Naming the Nameless (in Sanskrit) The New York Times September 26, 2008
Realizing a Musical Dickensian Dream The New York Times September 16, 2008
The Weill (Almost) Nobody Knows The New York Times September 7, 2008
Samuel Beckett, From Everywhere but the Stage The New York Times July 20, 2008
A Lost Legacy Belatedly Restored The Wall Street Journal July 2, 2008
True Colors Smithsonian Magazine July 2008
El Greco, Velázquez and… The Wall Street Journal June 28, 2008
Niagara's New Rivals - For a Time, Anyway The Wall Street Journal June 25, 2008
The Manager as Double Agent The Wall Street Journal June 3, 2008
A Baton for the Youth of the Americas The New York Times June 1, 2008
Festival Magic Opera News May 2008
Frisky Young Tenors on Operatic War Horses The New York Times April 20, 2008
Just Don't Call Them 'Fireworks' Wall Street Journal Europe February 22, 2008
On West 53rd Street, MoMA Has No Monopoly on Art The Wall Street Journal February 14, 2008
Though He'd Played a Strad, A Guarneri Stole His Affections The Wall Street Journal January 29, 2008
In Review: Appomattox, San Francisco Opera Opera News January 2008
Video Review: 'The Copenhagen Ring' Opera News January 2008
The 'Ring' Master Opera News January 2008
How Painters Undermined Weavers' Uncommon Artistry The Wall Street Journal December 13, 2007
Setting the Record Straight About Classical Statues' Hues The Wall Street Journal December 4, 2007
Reinventing the Science Museum The Wall Street Journal November 28, 2007
Appraising and Preserving a Master The Wall Street Journal October 25, 2007
Sing It Loud: They're Black and Proud The Wall Street Journal October 18, 2007
Wild Woman Smithsonian Magazine October 2007
Portugal's World Travelers The Wall Street Journal August 21, 2007
In Review: Il Ritorno di Don Calandrino & Oratorio a Quattro Voci Opera News August 2007
Portrait of the Wizard as a Young Artist The Wall Street Journal July 17, 2007
Leaping Beyond His Comfort Zone The New York Times June 10, 2007
An Artist in Many Media Tackles 'The Magic Flute' The Wall Street Journal April 5, 2007
Admire the Footwork, but Mind the Hands The New York Times March 11, 2007
Coda: An Aria Returns Opera News March 2007
Jack O'Brien Charts a Wide Course The Wall Street Journal February 14, 2007
Scenes From London The New York Sun January 23, 2007
A Play for the Ages The New York Sun October 10, 2006
The Original ‘Mother' The New York Sun August 22, 2006
David Hockney and Friends Smithsonian Magazine August 2006
At This Art Exhibition, Dogs Are Hot The Wall Street Journal July 11, 2006
Coda: Forever Young Opera News June 2006
Evildoer Smithsonian Magazine April 2006
Sound Bites: Christopher Maltman Opera News March 2006
Crystal Vision Parnassus: Poetry in Review 2006
A Night at the Opera Smithsonian Magazine November 2005
The Opera That Chooses the Nuclear Option The New York Times September 25, 2005
Before the Critics, the Physicists Would Like a Word The New York Times September 25, 2005
The Juilliard Agenda Opera News September 2005
'Two Gentlemen' Takes an Encore in the Park The New York Sun August 16, 2005
The Plot Is True but Not the Love The New York Times March 18, 2005
The Violeta Hour Opera News March 2005
The Crossover Question Opera News October 2004
Fast Break Opera News February 2004
A New Lion Roars Opera News March 2003
The Diva Next Door Vogue February 2003
Are Unschooled Audiences Changing the Face of Opera Opera News December 2002
Key Player Opera News July 2002
Theater's Quicksilver Truth: All Is Change The New York Times December 2, 2001
Bass Hit Opera News November 2001
A Much-Scuffed Monument to Genius The New York Times May 20, 2001
Quantum Leap Opera News September 2000
Forget the Callas Legend The Atlantic Monthly April 1999
Declassified Samizdat The New York Times February 28, 1999
Dazzling White Nights The Atlantic Monthly April 1998
Giant: Ben Heppner Opera News April 1998
Her Brother's Keeper Opera News March 1998
Maria, Not Callas The Atlantic Monthly October 1997
Classic Tricks The Atlantic Online June 25, 1997
Of Bird Songs and Buddhas The Atlantic Online April 30, 1997
Wide Horizons Opera News April 1997
An Audubon in Sound The Atlantic Monthly March 1997
Explorer: Waltraud Meier Opera News March 1997
Pentimento: The metamorphosis of Beethoven's only opera Opera News July 1996
Thriller: Powerhouse mezzo Dolora Zajick always delivers Opera News March 1996
How Old Is Despina? Opera News February 17, 1996
Don Quixote in Salzburg Opera News June 1995
Kitezh Made Visible Opera News February 4, 1995
Wagner Contender Opera News August 1994
The God's Day Off Opera News April 1993
Bringing Wotan Home Opera News April 1993
Wagnervision Opera News March 1993

Book Reviews

Book Title Publication Date
I Didn't See It Coming: Scenes of Love, Loss, and Lewy Body Dementia
by Mary Lou Falcone
October 7, 2023
The Mind's Ear: Exercises for Improving the Musical Imagination for Performers, Composers, and Listeners, 3rd edition
by Bruce Adolphe
November 8, 2021
The Tomb Guardians
by Paul Griffiths
November 8, 2021
In Red Weather: Turmoil In Indonesia: A CIA Insider's Account from the 1960s
by Daniel F. Cameron
November 8, 2021
The Woman In the Moonlight
by Patricia Morrisroe
August 3, 2020
Creating "Der Rosenkavalier": From Chevalier to Cavalier
by Michael Reynolds
June 20, 2020
The Trumpiad
by Evan Eisenberg/Drawings by Steve Brodner
November 16, 2018
Celestial bodies: How to look at ballet
by Laura Jacobs
Amazon Reader Reviews August 28, 2018
Opera as Opera: The State of the Art
by Conrad L. Osborne
Oper! Das Magazin (Berlin) August 25, 2018
Maestros and Their Music: The Art and Alchemy of Conducting
by John Mauceri
June 28, 2018
Buster Keaton In His Own Time: What the Responses of 1920s Critics Reveal May 3, 2018
Considering Matthew Shepard
by Craig Hella Johnson/Conspirare
September 1, 2016
Senior Moments: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
by Willard Spiegelman
August 29, 2016
The Glamour of Strangeness: Artists and the Last Age of the Exotic
by Jamie James
August 10, 2016
Franz Schubert: The Complete Songs
by Graham Johnson
Wall Street journal December 12, 2014
The Berlin Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival, 1962 Opera News July 4, 2014
Boris Godunov
by Mussorgsky
Opera News July 2014
Written on Skin
by George Benjamin
Opera News May 5, 2014
Die Entführung aus dem Serail
by Mozart
Opera News March 2014
Wolfgang Rihm: Dionysos Opera News February 2014
Pelléas et Mélisande: Paris Opera
by Debussy
Opera News December 2013
Der Freischütz
by Nationaltheater Mannheim
Opera News October 29, 2013
Lux Aeterna: Abbado in Rehearsal Opera News October 2013
I Due Figaro
by Saverio Mercadante
Opera News October 2013
Das Labyrinth: Der Kampf mit den Elementen
by Peter von Winter
Opera News September 2013
The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure
by Jack Handey
Honolulu Star-Advertiser August 18, 2013
Hawaiki Rising: Hōkūle'a, Nainoa Thompson, and the Hawaiian Renaissance
by Sam Low
July 10, 2013
Tosca (Giacomo Puccini): Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Opera News January 5, 2013
Therese Malten: Wagner's Devoted Kundry
by Michael Letchford
January 18, 2012
Rimbaud in Java: The Lost Voyage
by Jamie James
November 27, 2011
Kazan on Directing
by Elia Kazan
The New Leader March/April 2009
Divas and Scholars: Performing Italian Opera
by Philip Gossett
The New York Sun September 6, 2006

Movie Reviews

Movie Title Publication Date
Rienzi Opera News April 2014
J. S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion Opera News August 2013
On DVD - Daniel Catán's Il Postino Opera News April 2013

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