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Matthew Gurewitsch

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Last Laugh

From the National Theatre, London, a rare revival of George Farquhar’s The Beaux’ Stratagem

Otello in Athens

Robert Wilson tackles Verdi in the birthplace of tragedy

The Music Man

From the stage of the San Francisco Opera, Jakub Józef Orliński’s Orpheus enchants the Golden Gate

Into the Maelstrom

Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades burns like a fever dream in the hands of Nathalie Stutzman, contralto turned star conductor

The Man Who Knows Don Giovanni

On the eve of a new production in Turin, master maestro Riccardo Muti unlocks the hero’s secrets

Second-Lead Syndrome

Dancing man Tommy Rall steals the screen in MGM’s Kiss Me, Kate

Danse Macabre

A wicked Rigoletto on the floating stage of Bregenz, Austria

Ahoy for a Shipwreck

In Houston, Louisa Muller directs a long-neglected operatic masterpiece

Getting It Right

For the British playwright Alan Bennett, other people’s lives are just the dress rehearsal

The Nuns’ Story

Live from San Francisco, Dialogues of the Carmelites, Poulenc’s gripping chronicle of the French Revolution

Lift Every Voice and Sing

From Heartbeat Opera, a Fidelio for our time

Turning Point

Patrice Chéreau’s “Centennial Ring” at the Bayreuth Festival in 1976 changed history


Decaying film stock, the Song of Songs, and the seraphic soprano of Angel Blue

Julius Caesar takes the Big Peach

The Atlanta Opera’s Handel is anything but stuffy

Ancient History

From operas on Nixon, Klinghoffer, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and women of the Gold Rush, John Adams progresses to Shakespeare

The Yellow and the Blue

Led by their American music director Hobart Earle, the Odessa Philharmonic flies Ukraine’s colors in Berlin

London’s 34th Billy Elliot

Caught live at the Victoria Palace Theatre in 2014, Elliott Hanna makes a legendary part his own

Bad Samaritans

From Glyndebourne, Ethyl Smyth’s ill-starred, tremendous The Wreckers (1906), at last in the original French

Second-Guessing Puccini

Live from Salzburg 2022, Asmik Grigorian takes on the trifecta Il Trittico

In Her Glory

Norway’s Lise Davidsen triumphs as Richard Strauss’s Grecian princess Ariadne

The Eternal Quadrangle

From Rome, a sumptuous revival of Verdi’s early corker Ernani

Rehabilitating Mozart

When Peter Sellars and Teodora Currentzis shook up Salzburg with La Clemenza di Tito

Her Sixth Tony

The riveting Audra McDonald channels Billie Holiday in decline

Finnish Firecracker

Live from Helsinki: Karita Mattila, diva without borders