A revisionist Nutcracker that blends classical dance with hip-hop and martial arts.
Piano virtuoso Martha Argerich shares her life and career with Georges Gachot in a series of intimate and probing interviews, interspersed with live performance excerpts.
A short-running low-resolution film that fails to deliver the promise of Jiri Kylian’s original balletic adaptation of Stravinsky’s chamber work.
A reconceptualization of this classic Mozart opera that gets done in by excessive raunchiness and minimalist sets.
A thoroughly reinvented Trovatore on a postage-stamp stage and harlequin costumes that features vocal luminaries Anna Netrebko and Placido Domingo.
A massive production that emphasizes the surreal aspect of Borodin’s flawed masterpiece, delivered to the viewers as only the Metropolitan Opera can do.
An inspired reading by a timeless conductor and world-class orchestra that brings out many hidden details of this massive score.
This Tosca with, mostly minimalist sets and a thrilling tenor, disappoints in the other two principal roles.
A minimalist performance of Bizet’s beloved opera Carmen that fails to deliver the passion, heat, and atmosphere that this masterpiece requires.
While not the first choices for any of these three operas, Netrebko fans will enjoy watching this consummate artist at work with excellent supporting casts.