Monthly Archives: March 2012

Mar. 9 Syracuse Stage: Red

‘Red’ examines complex colors of abstract painter Mark Rothko but sees little beyond black and white

Syracuse Stage mounts an intense, if uneven, portrait of the troubled artist in its production of the 2010 Tony Award-winning play

By David Feldman

John Logan’s Red was the most talked about British theatre import of 2010…

Feb. 25 Met simulcast: Ernani

  The Met brews up a production of ‘Ernani’ that’s about 97-percent caffeine free But conductor Marco Armiliato’s lackluster rendition of Verdi’s passionate score suggests he could have used a double shot of espresso By David Rubin Perhaps the plot of Verdi’s fifth opera and early hit Ernani appealed to his audience in 1844.  But in 2012, this…