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Rene Pape

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 3: Beckmesser, Kissinger and the Klinghoffer Controversy

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Playing out before us is the Wagner situation redux. In anticipation of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of The Death of Klinghoffer.

First Nighter: Much Ado About Nothing, Parsifal, The Laramie Project, Powder Her Face All on Tap If Not All Tip-Top

David Finkle | Posted 04.20.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

It's hard to think that anyone simply listening to the Metropolitan Opera's new production as conducted by Daniele Gatti wouldn't be transported the instant the composer's moody prelude begins.

Fear and Loathing at the Met: Rene Pape as Boris Gudonov

Debra Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

Opera goers fled the Metropolitan Opera House after a challenging four hour encounter with Boris Gudonov on Friday. But this human drama still nicely shows that, almost two centuries later, the hubris parade plods on.