The Metropolitan Opera begins its 2011-2012 season.
"Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" closed last week after a wildly popular run at the Met. If you couldn't stand the snaking lines, or just want to see it again, watch this SundayArts Curator's Choice featuring Andrew Bolton, curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, discussing the exhibition of the late designer’s extraordinary garments.
The Morris-Jumel Mansion, free music at Symphony Space, Bach by Simone Dinnerstein at the Met, and German Expressionism at MoMA.
Opera houses have long featured singers with one-word names—Farinelli and Senesino, to name but two from centuries past—but of late, opera stars tend to have more mortal, first and last name combos, even if they were known by single names like Caruso, Callas or Pavarotti. One Tuesday night, a one-named singer took the stage at [...]
William Kentridge’s drawing style is so bold and lively that it hardly needs animation to bring it to life. And yet his animated films crackle with energy, just like anything he creates, despite the fact that it is nearly entirely done with rare, hence extremely effective, daubs of color. A survey of his work is [...]
Back in the spring of 2008, New York opera-lovers were aflutter over Juan Diego Flórez’s nine spectacular high Cs in “Ah, mes amis (Pour mon âme)” from La Fille Du Régiment at the Metropolitan Opera, with Natalie Dessay, whose Marie wasn’t exactly chopped liver. And guess what? You can hear them again during the Met’s [...]