Eric Myers


Review: 'Vanessa'


One of the handful of great American operas, Samuel Barber and Gian Carlo Menotti's "Vanessa" has made a welcome return to New York in City Opera's moving new production.

Review: 'Cendrillon'


Populux design runs riot in this sprightly updating of Massenet's "Cendrillon." Cinderella is a fairy tale so iconically familiar it can be adapted to just about any era. Here, director-choreographer…


Review: 'Il Trovatore'


Opera fans familiar with the standard performing edition of "Il Trovatore" were treated to a change of pace on Saturday night, when Caramoor Festival's resident bel canto expert, Will Crutchfield…

Review: 'La Donna del Lago'


While the Metropolitan Opera keeps rotating productions of Rossini's crowd-pleasing comedies "Il Barbiere di Siviglia," "L'Italiana in Algieri" and "La Cenerentola" in its repertoire, the company has…

Review: 'Otello'


Those familiar with Verdi's monumental operahouse staple "Otello" got a rare chance Wednesday at Carnegie Hall to hear the version composed 71 years earlier by Gioachino Rossini. Written just after…

Review: 'L'elisir d'amore'


Donizetti's popular 1832 comic opera "L'elisir d'amore" is set in a small Italian village -- but that's not where it takes place in Jonathan Miller's new production at New York City Opera. Ponytails…

Review: 'Tancredi'


Ewa Podles has enjoyed two decades of operatic superstardom in Europe, yet she has been routinely ignored by the Metropolitan Opera. A true contralto, the lowest and rarest of all female voices…

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