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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

New York City Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Ricky Ian Gordon, por partida doble
16 Feb 22 / Scherzo
There are fascists at the bottom of our garden
8 Feb 22 / parterre box
Dual opera premieres reflect one composer’s stage savvy and range
5 Feb 22 / Classical Voice North America
Tenor Anthony Ciaramitaro is the star of a new Ricky Ian Gordon opera, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
3 Feb 22 / Seen and Heard
An opera sings of a world on the verge of ending
1 Feb 22 / New York Times
Too much of a good thing
30 Jan 22 / Broadway World
A heartrending reminder never to forget in New York City Opera’s ‘The Garden of the Finzi-Continis’
29 Jan 22 / DC Theater Arts
NY City Opera returns with world premiere of Gordon’s moving “Finzi-Continis”
29 Jan 22 / Classical Review
Stonewall

New York City Opera


No. of reviews: 8

New opera recalls Stonewall on its 50th anniversary
6 Jul 19 / Classical Voice North America
The strong ensemble cast performed with a sense of the anniversary’s momentousness.
27 Jun 19 / Opera News
No stonewalling the message of the Bell-Campbell Stonewell at City Opera premiere
26 Jun 19 / Broadway World
Ringing in my queers
26 Jun 19 / parterre box
New York City Opera’s ‘Stonewall’ pays vocal tribute to a messy uprising
26 Jun 19 / New York Observer
'Stonewall' opera reflects the diversity of queer history
24 Jun 19 / New York Times
Unifying the many voices of Stonewall’s historical uprising in NYC
24 Jun 19 / OperaWire
City Opera’s “Stonewall” premiere puts human faces on gay rights history
23 Jun 19 / Classical Review
As One

New York City Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Five years and 26 productions later, As One makes a splendid return to New York at City Opera
3 Jun 19 / Broadway World
An important work given a powerful performance by Jorell Williams and Briana Elyse Hunter
3 Jun 19 / OperaWire
Male and female join in As One
2 Jun 19 / ConcertoNet (English)
Dear Erich

New York City Opera


No. of reviews: 4

A mother’s words lift Dear Erich from the maudlin and mundane
15 Jan 19 / Seen and Heard
Recalling doomed mother’s letters to her Dear Erich
12 Jan 19 / Classical Voice North America
‘Dear Erich’ combines opera, jazz and the holocaust
11 Jan 19 / New York Times
Emotional ebbs and flows
11 Jan 19 / OperaWire
Dear Erich
How a box of forgotten letters became a Holocaust jazz opera.
Maria de Buenos Aires

New York City Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Don't cry for Maria, Argentina... she's here in the Big Apple now!
4 Nov 18 / Broadway World
City Opera’s ‘María de Buenos Aires’ takes a close look at a sex worker’s rise and fall
4 Nov 18 / New York Observer
Catalina Cuervo leads solid cast in enjoyable showcase of Piazzolla-Ferrer’s masterpiece
4 Nov 18 / OperaWire
Brokeback Mountain

New York City Opera


No. of reviews: 10

Wuorinen’s Brokeback Mountain returns home to NYCO
14 Jun 18 / Bachtrack
Burning with love and fear among the tumbleweed
9 Jun 18 / Classical Voice North America
Solid, if not always, satisfying, opera experience
6 Jun 18 / OperaWire
Emotions on the high ground
5 Jun 18 / ConcertoNet (English)
The music is strangely complex and harsh in sound
3 Jun 18 / Times Square Chronicles
Wuorinen’s dreary music puts passion on ice in NYCO’s “Brokeback Mountain” premiere
3 Jun 18 / Classical Review
‘Brokeback Mountain’ opera sings of gay love — minus the passion
3 Jun 18 / New York Observer
If it ain’t ‘Brokeback’
2 Jun 18 / parterre box
Same time, next Brokebank, premiering at City Opera
2 Jun 18 / Broadway World
‘Brokeback Mountain,’ the opera, falls short of its potential
2 Jun 18 / New York Times
L'amore dei tre re

New York City Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Plot needs work, but Montemezzi’s golden oldie sings
22 Apr 18 / Classical Voice North America
Kingly sex
14 Apr 18 / parterre box
Pygmalion

New York City Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Double dose Of Pygmalion tale from City Opera
31 Mar 18 / Classical Voice North America
An unusual and exciting double-bill
29 Mar 18 / OperaWire
A unique double bill of Donizetti and Rameau
29 Mar 18 / Broadway World
NYCO’s rocky “Pygmalion” double-bill comes to life in second half
26 Mar 18 / Classical Review
Il Pigmalione

New York City Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Double dose Of Pygmalion tale from City Opera
31 Mar 18 / Classical Voice North America
An unusual and exciting double-bill
29 Mar 18 / OperaWire
A unique double bill of Donizetti and Rameau
29 Mar 18 / Broadway World
NYCO’s rocky “Pygmalion” double-bill comes to life in second half
26 Mar 18 / Classical Review
Cruzar la Cara de la Luna

New York City Opera


No. of reviews: 5

A revelatory experience that puts the current immigration landscape into new perspective
2 Feb 18 / OperaWire
NY City Opera's moving, lively Cruzar
1 Feb 18 / Broadway World
A tale of migration and metamorphosis
30 Jan 18 / The Opera Critic
Okay by me in america
28 Jan 18 / parterre box
A Mariachi opera addresses roiling issues of immigration
27 Jan 18 / New York Times
Dominik Argento's 90th Birthday Concert

New York City Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Allowing the birds to nest in your hair
14 Nov 17 / parterre box
NYCO celebrates Argento at 90 with two tragicomic character portraits
14 Nov 17 / Classical Review
Dolores Claiborne

New York City Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Tobias Picker’s opera shocks and thrills
1 Nov 17 / OperaWire
City Opera's chamber version of Dolores Claiborne proves Fitzgerald was wrong
28 Oct 17 / Broadway World
Picker’s darkly poetic “Dolores Claiborne” makes powerful impact at City Opera
24 Oct 17 / Classical Review
La fanciulla del West

New York City Opera


No. of reviews: 10

Puccini’s Western finds comfy home at City Opera
16 Sep 17 / Classical Voice North America
Kristin Sampson and Jonathan Burton lead stellar cast in exciting revival
13 Sep 17 / OperaWire
Not much gold, but plenty of rush
12 Sep 17 / parterre box
Puccini’s beloved Fanciulla comes home
12 Sep 17 / The Opera Critic
Puccini's Minnie is no mouse in NY City Opera's lively Fanciulla del West
11 Sep 17 / Broadway World
Exciting, loud Fanciulla opens NYCO season
9 Sep 17 / Bachtrack
Puccini on the prairie
9 Sep 17 / Wall Street Journal
Melodramatic 'Fanciulla' weaves a complex tale of love and loss
9 Sep 17 / New York Observer
Strong cast proves mostly golden in New York City Opera’s “Fanciulla”
9 Sep 17 / Classical Review
A good-enough 'La Fanciulla del West' at New York City Opera
9 Sep 17 / New York Times
Angels in America

New York City Opera


No. of reviews: 10

Angels in America, as opera, loses its New York focus
21 Jun 17 / Classical Voice North America
The performances are inspired
19 Jun 17 / Classics Today
Aaron Blake as Louis Ironson was a revelation
19 Jun 17 / Classical Source
The manly pursuit of desire
16 Jun 17 / The Huffington Post
Angels in America, the opera, remains disappointingly earthbound when what it really needs is to take flight
16 Jun 17 / Theater Mania
The cast perform heroically in Peter Eötvös’s opera based on Tony Kushner’s play
14 Jun 17 / Financial Times
New York City Opera clips the wings of ‘Angels in America’
14 Jun 17 / New York Observer
And the 'Angels' sing
13 Jun 17 / parterre box
City Opera wraps pivotal season with probing “Angels in America”
13 Jun 17 / Classical Review
'Angels in America,' carved to the bone and into an opera
12 Jun 17 / New York Times
La campana sommersa

New York City Opera


No. of reviews: 11

In “Campana Sommersa,” NYC Opera Respighi rarity, it’s man vs. nature, in life & love
24 May 17 / QonStage
La campana sommersa ought to enchant the eye as well as the ear—and it did
11 May 17 / The New Criterion
While too substantial to be a mere trifle, La campana sommersa is not accomplished enough to become a classic
30 Apr 17 / Classical Music Rocks
An enchanted evening
12 Apr 17 / The Opera Critic
NYCO's production of Respighi’s “La Campana Sommersa” is the finest effort yet of the recently reëstablished company
4 Apr 17 / The New Yorker
A buried treasure is unearthed in NYCO’s ‘La Campana Sommersa’
4 Apr 17 / ZEALnyc
Respighi 'La Campana Sommersa' presented without high-concept apologies
4 Apr 17 / Operavore | WQXR
Diving into the lake for a Respighi rarity at City Opera
3 Apr 17 / New York Times
Love in mythical forests
3 Apr 17 / ConcertoNet (English)
At NYCO, a fairy tale opera may lead to a happy ending
2 Apr 17 / New York Observer
Clash of symbols
2 Apr 17 / parterre box
Los Elementos

New York City Opera


No. of reviews: 6

The sun alluringly rises
9 May 17 / ConcertoNet (English)
City Opera’s Baroque premiere provides mixed rewards
8 May 17 / Classical Review
A rare Spanish gem gets an intimate revival
8 May 17 / OperaWire
Long-forgotten ‘Los Elementos’ lives again — Olé!
8 May 17 / ZEALnyc
Is 'Los Elementos' opera? That's beside the point
8 May 17 / New York Times
New York City Opera’s excursion into Spanish Baroque was charming or cloying, according to taste
8 May 17 / Financial Times
The intriguing return of Baroque opera
The newly resurrected New York City Opera emphasizes outreach to the Hispanic community with Antonio Literes’s “Los Elementos.”
Candide

New York City Opera


No. of reviews: 13

Will ‘Candide’ help NYC Opera’s ‘garden grow?’
18 Jan 17 / Forward
The best of all Hal Prince’s worlds
13 Jan 17 / Deadline
New York City Opera returns with a princely Candide
12 Jan 17 / Broadway World
Operas from small to large that bring winter heat
12 Jan 17 / Vulture
Nostalgia and misfortune
11 Jan 17 / Wall Street Journal
City Opera's new incarnation delivers lively, enveloping entertainment
10 Jan 17 / Operavore | WQXR
‘Old lady’ Linda Lavin animates NYCO’s stale ‘Candide’
10 Jan 17 / New York Observer
City Opera's 'Candide' is a charming, raucous return to form
10 Jan 17 / The Village Voice
‘Candide’ continues to confound
10 Jan 17 / ZEALnyc
The adventures of 'Candide', and of City Opera
10 Jan 17 / New York Times
A witty production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide that should renew hope in NYCO’s future
10 Jan 17 / Classical Source
Musical theater of the absurd
10 Jan 17 / parterre box
NY City Opera makes the best of all possible cases for Bernstein’s “Candide”
8 Jan 17 / Classical Review
Fallujah

New York City Opera


No. of reviews: 4

New York City Opera's "Fallujah" explores the tragic resonance of war
23 Nov 16 / Musical Toronto
Learning to listen: Fallujah brings the Iraq War to the opera stage
22 Nov 16 / Bachtrack
Despite explosive subject matter, ‘Fallujah’ Opera is a dud
19 Nov 16 / New York Observer
New York City Opera explores raw, post-war emotions in “Fallujah”
19 Nov 16 / Classical Review
Pagliacci

New York City Opera


No. of reviews: 9

A rather odd couple
25 Sep 16 / The Opera Critic
New York City Opera presents a historically interesting double-bill of ‘Aleko’ and ‘Pagliacci’
16 Sep 16 / The Huffington Post
Stories of jealousy and envy
13 Sep 16 / Wall Street Journal
Aleko and Pagliacci double bill an auspicious start for New York City Opera
13 Sep 16 / Bachtrack
NYCO takes a stab at some violent operas … and misses
10 Sep 16 / New York Observer
NYC Opera's double bill: stick around after intermission
10 Sep 16 / Operavore | WQXR
In “Aleko” and “Pagliacci,” New York City Opera finds its stride
10 Sep 16 / Classical Review
NYCO, back in business and boasting first-rate dancing along With the singing
10 Sep 16 / Broadway World
Signs of rebirth at New York City Opera
10 Sep 16 / New York Times
Aleko

New York City Opera


No. of reviews: 9

A rather odd couple
25 Sep 16 / The Opera Critic
New York City Opera presents a historically interesting double-bill of ‘Aleko’ and ‘Pagliacci’
16 Sep 16 / The Huffington Post
Stories of jealousy and envy:
13 Sep 16 / Wall Street Journal
Aleko and Pagliacci double bill an auspicious start for New York City Opera
13 Sep 16 / Bachtrack
NYCO takes a stab at some violent operas … and misses
10 Sep 16 / New York Observer
NYC Opera's double bill: stick around after intermission
10 Sep 16 / Operavore | WQXR
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New York City Opera to produce world premiere
New York City Opera has announced plans to produce the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, a co-production with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.
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