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Articles by Courtney Smith

Courtney Smith
Courtney Smith
Carnegie Hall celebrates its 125th anniversary © Chris Lee

Musical stars power Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary Gala

By , 08 May 2016
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Die Entführung aus dem Serail at The Met © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera

John Dexter's genial Entführung revived at The Metropolitan Opera

By , 25 April 2016
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Željko Lučić (Iago) and Aleksandrs Antonenko (Otello) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera

Tight ensemble over Sher’s exsanguinated Otello at The Met

By , 22 April 2016
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Olga Kern and Renée Fleming at Carnegie Hall © Richard Termine

Tamed Beauty: Renée Fleming in recital at Carnegie Hall

By , 11 March 2016
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Osmo Vänskä © Ann Marsden

The Big Bang Theory: Minnesota Orchestra under Osmo Vänskä Goes Big on Sibelius Symphonies

By , 05 March 2016
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Luca Pisaroni (Count Almaviva) © Ken Howard | The Metropolitan Opera

It’s in the wind: Sir Richard Eyre’s Le nozze di Figaro returns to The Met

By , 27 February 2016
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Dame Mitsuko Uchida © Richard Avedon

Noble truths: Dame Mitsuko Uchida on Truth and Beauty

By , 25 February 2016
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Evgeny Kissin at Carnegie Hall © Steve J. Sherman

Jewish music and Yiddish poetry resurgence by Evgeny Kissen

By , 20 December 2015
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Joyce DiDonato (Elena) and Lawrence Brownlee (Uberto) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera

Bel canto virtuosity, but a retrogressive La donna del lago revived at The Metropolitan Opera

By , 18 December 2015
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Sharon Isbin and Isabel Leonard © Becca Fay

Lady in Red: Isabel Leonard serenades Carnegie Hall with Spanish Folk Songs

By , 15 November 2015
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Lise Lindstrom (Turandot) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera

Fire and Ice: Zeffirelli's vintage Turandot at The Metropolitan Opera

By , 07 November 2015
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Barbara Frittoli (Amelia) and Franco Vassallo (Boccanegra) © Marcello Orselli

“Less is Less” at Teatro Carlo Felice's Simon Boccanegra season inauguration

By , 25 October 2015
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Maria Mudryak (Norina) and Paolo Bordogna (Don Pasquale) © Fondazione Donizetti | Gianfranco Rota

A spirited Don Pasquale opens at Bergamo's Teatro Donizetti

By , 21 October 2015
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Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Mistress Quickly) and Nicola Alaimo (Falstaff) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala

Daniele Gatti and Robert Carsen tout a blithely-polished Falstaff

By , 16 October 2015
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Eleonora Buratto as Adina, Mattia Olivieri as Belcore © Teatro alla Scala

Naïf Art Nostalgia: L'elisir d'amore at Teatro alla Scala

By , 04 October 2015
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Yuri Temirkanov © Sasha Gusov

Italian sense, Russian sensibility: Yuri Temirkanov and the St Petersburg Philharmonic at La Scala for MITO opener

By , 07 September 2015
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© Budapest Festival Orchestra

The Unbearable Lightness of Being the Budapest Festival Orchestra

By , 04 August 2015
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Leo Nucci (Figaro) © Teatro alla Scala

Refreshing the classics: Ponnelle's Barbiere resurrection with the Teatro alla Scala Academy

By , 29 July 2015
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Marc Minkowski © Marco Borggreve

Minkowski's aimless Mozart with Filarmonica della Scala

By , 22 July 2015
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Olga Peretyatko (Desdemona) and Gregory Kunde (Otello) © Matthias Baus | Teatro alla Scala

Jürgen Flimm's painterly Rossini Otello at Teatro alla Scala

By , 10 July 2015
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