April 17, 20, 24, and 29 and May 3 and 6

Metropolitan Opera House, Columbus Ave & 64th, 212-362-6000

Robert Wilson's monumental yet graceful and luminescent production of Wagner's romantic fable returns with James Levine conducting, in magnificent style, a superb cast and his world-beating orchestra and chorus.

Leave it to Lieberson
photo: George Georgakakos/G. Schirmer Archive
Leave it to Lieberson


See also:
  • Faust Things First
    A mammoth production of the epic verse gets a stateside staging
    by Michael Feingold

  • Don't Call It Noise Music
    Japanese metal bands summon power and energy from the '70s
    by Zach Baron

  • To Serve and Protect: A Freestyle Series Rumbles On
    by Jim Macnie

  • Vision Quest
    Get your avant-garde fix with plenty of experimental cinema this season
    by Ed Halter

  • Postmodern Pioneer: The Next Generation
    Bokaer gets physical, digital, and naked
    by Elizabeth Zimmer

  • Dancing in Your Sleep: Label Microcosm Calms the Nerves
    by Tricia Romano

  • Wonder Women
    A season of old masters, Gumby, biomorphs, and cell phones
    by R.C. Baker

  • A Mechanized Culture and its Equally Mechanical Population Meet
    by Carla Blumenkranz

  • 'Miss Lonelyhearts'
    April 26, 28, and 30, Sharp Theater,

    Juilliard School, 155 W 65th, 212-769-7406

    Lowell Liebermann's opera, commissioned to celebrate Juilliard's centennial, has a conservative but often vocally virtuosic, appropriately pop-flavored score and a well-made libretto by the currently very productive J.D. McClatchy based on Nathanael West's grim novel about a newspaper columnist's tragedy. There is a fair amount of sex and violence, so don't bring the kids.

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