In treatment for cancer, Mr. Hvorostovsky surprised the audience at the Met’s 50th-anniversary gala in May, singing Rigoletto’s monologue of rage and shame with impeccable style and booming tone. The ovation before the performance honored his career and courage; the one after was a genuine response to a still vital artist. Z.W. Here he is in a recital in Moscow a few years ago with his longtime pianist Ivari Ilja, singing Tchaikovsky’s setting of a Russian translation of a Heine poem.
The storytelling is notably clearer in this new piece than in Mr. Muhly’s last opera, “Two Boys,” which had its premiere at English National Opera in 2011 and played at the Met in 2013. That work struggled to contain its too-crazy-for-fiction true-crime story in an invented police-procedural frame. “Marnie” is more streamlined and straightforward, its pacing more assured and its characters more focused.
The goal so often is to run down, beat down and slow down powerful women — to an actual standstill. The pain of both operas was seeing that strategy in action, and seeing it work. Indeed, the exhaustion of merely being a woman in the world was the unavoidable, unbearable theme of these performances. And there has rarely been a master of exhaustion like Michaela Martens, the mezzo-soprano whose Susan B. is simultaneously mythical and accessible.
"(Future music historians, I think, will perceive even more clearly than we can today the extent to which Goodman’s retirement from creative activity was a central, defining catastrophe in Adams’ operatic career.)"
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Selecting a term
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