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Articles by Robert Levine

Robert Levine
Robert Levine
Brenda Rae and Benjamin Hulett © Steve J. Sherman

“Endless pleasure” in Bicket's Semele at Carnegie Hall

By , 15 April 2019
*****
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Ailyn Pérez (Alice) and Ambrogio Maestri (Falstaff) © Karen Almond | Met Opera

A Falstaff to relish at the Met

By , 01 March 2019
*****
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Angela Denoke (Judith) and Gerald Finley (Bluebeard) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera

Off-the-mark Iolanta, but a terrifying Bluebeard at the Met

By , 29 January 2019
****1
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Isabel Leonard (Mélisande) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera

The lights are out in Allemonde: Miller's dull staging of Pelléas et Mélisande returns

By , 17 January 2019
***11
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Anna Netrebko (Adriana) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera

Stars light up Cilea's humid potboiler at the Met

By , 11 January 2019
*****
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Sonya Yoncheva (Desdemona) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera

Yoncheva and Dudamel shine in a blazing Otello at the Met

By , 19 December 2018
****1
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Plácido Domingo (Gianni Schicchi) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera

Trittico's 100th anniversary and Domingo's 50th celebrated at The Met

By , 27 November 2018
****1
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Christian Van Horn (Mefistofele_ © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera

Devil takes all in The Met's Mefistofele

By , 13 November 2018
***11
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Isabel Leonard (Marnie) and Iestyn Davies (Terry) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera

Superb production and cast can't make The Met's Marnie live

By , 24 October 2018
***11
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Eva-Maria Westbroek (Minnie) and Yusif Eyvazov (Dick Johnson) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera

Big, bold Minnie and Johnson in Met's Fanciulla: Eyvazov shines

By , 06 October 2018
*****
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Elīna Garanča (Dalila) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera

A chiaroscuro-free, shiny Samson et Dalila at The Met

By , 25 September 2018
***11
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Anna Netrebko (Tosca) and Michael Volle (Scarpia) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera

High Cs to burn: Netrebko stars in The Met’s new, hot-blooded Tosca

By , 01 May 2018
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David Hayes © Photo courtesy NYChoral

Climbing a choral mountain: David Hayes of NYChoral interviewed

By , 25 April 2018
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Erin Morley (Cunegonde) © Chris Lee

Glittering Candide: a celebration at Carnegie Hall

By , 20 April 2018
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Sonya Yoncheva (Luisa) and Piotr Beczała (Rodolfo) © Chris Lee | Metropolitan Opera

Superb Yoncheva and Beczała in The Met's Luisa Miller, anchored by Domingo

By , 03 April 2018
*****
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Iestyn Davies (Rinaldo) © Chris Lee

Bicket and The English Concert leave Carnegie Hall thrilled

By , 27 March 2018
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Serena Malfi (Dorabella) and Adam Plachetka (Guglielmo) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera

Lots of fun, but little regard for Mozart and da Ponte in the Met's Così

By , 21 March 2018
***11
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Christine Goerke (Elektra) and Mikhail Petrenko (Orest) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera

Elektra's misery: up close and personal at The Met

By , 06 March 2018
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Ermonela Jaho (Cio-Cio-San) and Roberto Aronica (Pinkerton) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera

Ermonela Jaho lives the part of Butterfly at the Met

By , 27 February 2018
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Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo) and Sonya Yoncheva (Mimì) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera

The Met's Bohème: As if it were new

By , 23 February 2018
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