A Mouthwatering New Season at the Lindenoper

When the Metropolitan Opera announced its 2018-19 season several weeks ago, groans were heard throughout the opera-loving world. It had been a long while since anyone had managed to put together such a dull, boring season. Yesterday’s announcement of the coming season at the newly-renovated Staatsoper unter den Linden should have opera-goers everywhere leaping for…

BERLIN UNDIVIDED in March Issue of “Opera News”

My once-in-a-decade big schmear on Berlin’s vibrant classical and opera scene – with a candid interview with Daniel Barenboim – can be found in the March edition of Opera News. I feel extremely privileged to have lived in this city during what has arguably been its most musically dynamic and exciting decade. Barenboim’s impressions of…