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GREGORY MOOMJY describes
the sly return of Janácek's
'The Cunning Little Vixen'
to the magical forest of
New York's Lincoln Center

 

One of Richard Wagner's most enduring contributions to music history is a concept known as gesamtkunstwerk. In Wagner's day, the idea that the operatic experience should be the sum of all its parts was revolutionary. Today, the conception of opera as a total theatrical experience is de rigeur, and as a consequence, is at the heart of the revival of New York's classical music scene. This is evident in the figures of Alan Gilbert and Peter Gelb, who recently took hold of the helms of the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera, respectively.

The past two years have seen the presentation of two fully staged operas at the Philharmonic...

Copyright © 31 August 2011 Gregory Moomjy,
New York City, USA

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LEOS JANACEK

THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC

ALAN OPIE

NEW YORK

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