Tag Archive for Yannick Nezet-Seguin

Oct. 17 Met simulcast: Otello

Aleksandrs Antonenko as Otello and Sonya Yoncheva as Desdemona in the Met production of Verdi's "Otello" (phpto: Ken Howard)

The Met delivers a colorblind ‘Otello’ whose Moor is as white as Desdemona 



Should dramatic integrity in Shakespeare be compromised in the name of “political correctness?”



By David Abrams

Opera audiences have long grown accustomed to colorblindness in the casting of principal roles, content to sacrifice some degree of dramatic credibility in order to experience a diversity of singing actors…

Jan. 16 Met simulcast: Carmen

Surgeon General’s Warning: Elīna Garanĉa, cigarette girl in Met’s ‘Carmen,’ addictive and deadly

Garanĉa’s intoxicating performance as the gypsy temptress makes Don José’s transgressions all the more tolerable

By David Abrams

It is often said that we are the sum total of the decisions we make…