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Matthew Gurewitsch


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Opera Pick of the Week A new performance of von Weber’s Freischütz by Dmitri Tcherniakov, streaming from the Bavarian State Opera in Munich

March 3, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Productions of the Holocaust-era Der Kaiser von Atlantis spanning both sides of the Atlantic, from the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and the Atlanta Opera

February 26, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week The Met Opera honors Dmitri Hvorostovsky with seven nights of streamed performances, including Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, with Renée Fleming

February 19, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week A new presentation of David T. Little’s Soldier Songs, starring baritone Johnathan McCullough and available for streaming by the Opera Philadelphia

February 12, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week The Metropolitan Opera’s 1983 production of Berlioz’s Les Troyens, starring Jessye Norman as Cassandra

February 5, 2021

Island in the Stream Rapa Nui native Mahani Teave learned to play the piano on her island’s only instrument. Here, an interview with the classical pianist

February 5, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week De Mondonville’s Titon et l’Aurore, by William Christie, Basil Twist, and Paris’s Opéra Comique …

January 29, 2021

Do the Twist More than 20 years after the puppeteer Basil Twist debuted his genre-defying response to Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique,” a film version is available for streaming

January 22, 2021

Heart On His Sleeve Following a new Otello that streamed to thousands, the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino’s Alexander Pereira on directing opera mid-pandemic

December 23, 2020

Good Pluck The Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital is gaining world recognition for his delightful mastering of the string instrument

December 18, 2020

In Love and Song In Vienna, a new exhibition showcases the lives of Jan Kiepura and Marta Eggerth, husband-and-wife stars of opera and operetta on both sides of the Atlantic

December 4, 2020

A Symphony For Our Time Conceived by the conductor Marin Alsop with the imprimatur of Carnegie Hall, “Global Ode to Joy” collects clips by concert royalty around the world

November 25, 2020

Come Together In lieu of an American tour, 21-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason records Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals at Abbey Road alongside his musical siblings

October 30, 2020

Goldberg Inversions And now, for the next act from Dan Tepfer, jazz pianist and most genial of polymaths: a digitally enabled rendition of J.S. Bach’s epochal Goldberg Variations

October 1, 2020

The Soul of Wit “Table Top Shakespeare,” comprising brief adaptations of the bard’s works, launches an At Home edition

September 25, 2020

Bach of Ages An interview with Chinese pianist Lang Lang, who is releasing two new recordings of Bach’s formidable Goldberg Variations

Hidden Tunes “Whatever story I’m telling, I tell it through music.” An interview with Bruce Adolphe, the mind behind the wildly popular Piano Puzzlers

July 29, 2020

All the World’s a Stage Met favorites get star treatment in the New York opera house’s new series

July 16, 2020
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