Monthly Archives: November 2009

Nov. 7 Met simulcast: Turandot

Spectacular sets, elaborate staging outshine singing in Met’s ‘Turandot’

HD Simulcast allows unparalleled view of Zeffirelli’s extravagant production, but can singers compete?

By David Abrams

In the end, it was neither love nor the flames of passion that defrosted the Ice Princess, Turandot – it was Franco Zeffirelli’s hot, opulent sets and glorious pageantry…

Nov. 7 New York Chamber Soloists

New York Chamber Soloists ‘not ready for prime-time’ in Syracuse return

Under-rehearsed intergenerational ensemble plays Brahms – and loses

By David Abrams

Considering the span of years separating the members of the New York Chamber Soloists, which stretches from twenty-something to eighty years-old…