At the core of the “Ring” is the relationship between Wotan and Brünnhilde. The Metropolitan Opera’s old and new stagings offer divergent approaches.
Christine Goerke nearly quit opera before becoming one of the world’s top dramatic voices. Now she faces her biggest test: Wagner’s “Ring” cycle.
Gregory Kunde jumped into the second act, joining Anita Rachvelishvili as the starring couple in a strongly sung revival of Saint-Saëns’s opera.
Robert Lepage’s technically complex staging of Wagner’s four-opera cycle began rolling out on Saturday. While the set works, it’s still empty-headed.
A critic admits his love for an utterly traditional, utterly delightful production that will be replaced in the 2020-21 season.
The reception was mixed for the 2017 premiere of “Girls of the Golden West.” Now, with revisions, it has arrived in Europe at the Dutch National Opera.
Accusations against the star conductor raise questions about whether the era of the all-powerful maestro may be ending.
Les Arts Florissants doesn’t replicate Baroque dance styles, but references their vocabulary of small jumps, elegant footwork and decorative wrists.
Robert Carsen’s exhilarating yet melancholic production of Verdi’s “Falstaff” shows how an updating can bring fresh resonances to a repertory work.