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Steven Jude Tietjen

, a writer living in New York City, has been a frequent contributor to OPERA NEWS since 2013.


  • Lena Belkina: Passion for Ukraine
    Recital June 2023

    Lena Belkina: Passion for Ukraine

    “A broken-hearted love song to Ukrainian music, full of seismic intensity, unfathomable grief and endless love.”

  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Christmas Eve
    Opera & Oratorio June 2023

    RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Christmas Eve

    “It features a lush, spirited score and a charming libretto, and Christof Loy’s production enlivens it with sparkling modernity and a light hand.”

  • 96 Hours for Change
    Tyrone Webb and Maria Clark in Go On with That Wind
    Spotlight June 2023

    96 Hours for Change

    Atlanta Opera’s unique competition showcase for new operas supports underrepresented voices.

  • Brian Mulligan: Alburnum
    Recital May 2023

    Brian Mulligan: Alburnum

  • Daphne at Carnegie Hall
    Concerts & Recitals, Online Exclusive April 2023

    Daphne at Carnegie Hall

    "The American Symphony Orchestra and its music director Leon Botstein brought Richard Strauss’s Daphne to the mainstage at Carnegie Hall in a monumental concert featuring this rarely performed score—the opportunity to hear it live is extraordinary enough—but this performance in particular was elevated by the exquisite Daphne of soprano Jana McIntyre."

  • Odeya Nini: ODE
    Ode Odeya Nini
    Recital April 2023

    Odeya Nini: ODE

    “Featuring exciting, visceral, wholly new discoveries of sound and vocalism.”

  • GETTY: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (Highlights)
    Opera & Oratorio April 2023

    GETTY: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (Highlights)

    “An enticing if brief portrait of a compelling, heartfelt opera.”

  • An Informed Narrative

    An Informed Narrative

    Seattle Opera presents the world premiere of A Thousand Splendid Suns.

  • Everything for Dawn
    Everything for Dawn Cover
    Opera & Oratorio March 2023

    Everything for Dawn

    Everything for Dawn, featuring the work of ten composers and seven librettists tells a refreshingly original story created by the Writers’ Room, a new Experiments in Opera initiative that brings together creative artists to develop a single large-scale project every season.