is a musicologist and postdoctoral fellow at New Europe College in Bucharest, Romania.
“At its core, this is an album by two Western classical musicians of Asian descent attempting to navigate their intersecting ethnic and sonic identities.”
“This oratorio gives the impression of eavesdropping on the thoughts of someone at a Good Friday service, the Scripture readings triggering very personal memories.”
Opera Philadelphia will present a new work by composer Rene Orth.
"Inspired by Carroll’s linguistic games, Del Tredici’s nonsense settings prove that musical experimentation and play aren’t incompatible."
Composer George Benjamin and playwright Martin Crimp have a new opera for Aix-en-Provence.
“This smacks of champagne socialism: an opera-going elite, in €330 seats, watching the plights of poor migrants set to an ultra-avant-garde score.”
“This political satire is a daring outcry against totalitarianism from within East Germany. Over the past fifty years, it’s retained its bite.”
“A disturbing but frustratingly dull adaptation of the Pygmalion myth.”