Matthew Gurewitsch
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Title Publication Date
From the Archive: On the Roads of the Riviera April 15, 2014
A 3-D View of the Cosmos From Hawaii Wall Street Journal March 27, 2014
What Will Happen to Brooklyn's Shrine to Enrico Caruso? Wall Street Journal February 4, 2014
A Hawaiian Grand Tour Wall Street Journal December 25, 2013
The Siegfried Complex: In the Wings with Lance Ryan December 21, 2013
Wikipedia, do you read me? Tony Smith, The Fourth Sign December 18, 2013
Bounty on a Budget Wall Street Journal August 26, 2013
Musical of the Masses Honolulu Star-Advertiser August 13, 2013
An Architectural Fantasia on Islamic Motifs Wall Street Journal July 22, 2013
Cinephile's feast Honolulu Star-Advertiser June 16, 2013
Stars shine as bright as heavens on Maui Film Festival Honolulu Star-Advertiser June 14, 2013
Wagner's "Orphans" Wall Street Journal May 20, 2013
A Big Man Still Dreams of the Big Times The New York Times May 17, 2013
His Ukulele Is On Fire Wall Street Journal May 10, 2013
The Solti Legacy Opera News May 2013
Gone Today, Here Tomorrow? Pirgu's Romeo March 12, 2013
Tenor from the Dark Side of the Moon (Saimir Pirgu) New York Times March 8, 2013
Britten's Turn of the Screw from Glyndebourne Opera News March 1, 2013
The Performance I Can't Forget Opera News March 2013
Wotan's Revenge October 22, 2012
CAVALLI: Giasone Opera News September 22, 2012
SCIARRINO: Luci Mie Traditrici Opera News September 2012
From the Archives: Declassified Samizdat New York Times (originally published February 28, 1999) August 20, 2012
Stars offer familiarity in new isle home Honolulu Star-Advertiser August 12, 2012
J.S. BACH: St. Matthew Passion Opera News August 2012
Hearing the World, While Staying At Home The New York Times June 22, 2012
On the Palms From His Hands The Wall Street Journal June 11, 2012
BERG: Lulu Opera News June 2012
One Man's Schubert The Atlantic Monthly March 1994
The Corner of Falstaff and Zerbinetta The New York Times May 11, 2012
Velvet Revolutionary: Yveta Synek Graff's campaign for Czech opera April 25, 2012
BERG: Lulu Opera News April 2012
Rediscovering a Champion of the Ballad The New York Times February 24, 2012
GIORDANO: Andrea Chénier Opera News February 2012
Duel and Duality Opera News February 2012
A Valkyrie's Voice Flashing More Than Steel The New York Times January 20, 2012
Birgit Nilsson and Hans Knappertsbusch Opera News January 2012
The Sins of the Father Opera News November 2011
BERLIOZ: Les Troyens Opera News November 2011
The Price Is Right - Or Is It? Opera News September 2011
BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis and Symphonies Nos. 7, 8 & 9 Opera News August 2011
An American Tragedy: The Zambello Ring, At Last Complete Opernwelt August 2011
R. STRAUSS: Elektra Opera News July 2011
In the Beginning Was the Word Parnassus: Poetry in Review 2011
Another Tale, or Two, Of That Operatic Figaro The New York Times June 3, 2011
Capital Visionary: Plácido Domingo Inside the Beltway The Domingo Era: 1996-2011 May 31, 2011
For a Violinist, Success Means A New Low Point The New York Times May 13, 2011
A Blacksmith's Touch Makes Music Light The New York Times May 4, 2011
VERDI: Simon Boccanegra Opera News May 2011
A Hungry Singer, Consuming His Roles The New York Times April 15, 2011
MARTÍN Y SOLER: L'Arbore di Diana Opera News April 2011
Wittenberg: To go or not to go? Would that be the question? Capital New York March 29, 2011
Standing Small, Singing Big, All Sulfur and Zest The New York Times February 17, 2011
MASSENET: Werther Opera News February 2011
Still Resonating From the Great Wall The New York Times January 26, 2011
Silenced Voice, Heard Again The New York Times January 7, 2011
Handel: Messiah Opera News January 2011
Tomorrow's Juggler Today Capital New York December 24, 2010
Want to Be a Star? Take Your Lumps The New York Times December 24, 2010
Mozart: Così Fan Tutte Opera News December 2010
New 'Don Carlo,' That Ever-Changing Opera The New York Times November 19, 2010
Gerald Finley: A Long Way From Boy Chorister The New York Times November 5, 2010
What Kind of an Animal Are You? 2 or 3 Things You Should Know About La Bête Capital New York November 5, 2010
Zeffirelliana Franco Zeffirelli: Complete Works November 1, 2010
Brandon Jovanovich: Finding His Voice, the Slow, Steady Way The New York Times October 29, 2010
The once and future Ring Capital New York October 23, 2010
Celebrating A Gift From Bali: Delicious Confusion The New York Times October 8, 2010
WAGNER: Lohengrin Opera News October 2010
The Creator of "Billy Elliot" on "The Pitmen Painters" as a Prequel Capital New York September 29, 2010
On a Quest To Offer Arias In English The New York Times August 19, 2010
The French New Wave Opera News August 2010
MAW: Sophie's Choice Opera News August 2010
A Feline Matron, Catnip for Seasoned Actresses The New York Times July 25, 2010
After a Century, A Composer's Day in the Sun The New York Times July 23, 2010
Practicing What He Once Preached The New York Times June 29, 2010
Fiddling While the Midnight Sun Burns The New York Times June 22, 2010
Flight Training: Building an Army of Billy Elliots The New York Times June 14, 2010
A Conductor's Passion for 'Porgy' The New York Times June 1, 2010
Video Review: The Valencia Ring Opera News June 2010
New York's Date With the End of Time The New York Times May 18, 2010
Rossini: L'Equivoco Stravagante Opera News May 2010
Evoking the Past by Hearing Its Sounds The New York Times April 26, 2010
Ahab Sings! (The Whale Does Not) The New York Times April 23, 2010
Juggling Essays, Epics and Divas The New York Times April 8, 2010
She's Standing on Her Own Just Fine The New York Times March 21, 2010
When the Kids Come Out to Play The New York Times March 12, 2010
Herbert von Karajan: Maestro for the Screen Opera News March 2010
Honored in the Breach Opera News March 2010
As Plain as the Nose on His Stage The New York Times February 24, 2010
Operatic Style Designed to Suit Your Living Room The New York Times February 4, 2010
Comes A Horseman Opera News February 2010
A Space Opera in a Proper Galaxy The New York Times January 14, 2010
A Threesome: Husband, Wife, Shakespeare The New York Times January 5, 2010
New York / In Recital Opera Now January/February 2010
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Opera News January 2010
Schubert and Beckett: Footsteps in Snow The New York Times December 4, 2009
Riccardo Muti:: Musician of the Year, 2010 Musical America December 2009
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Opera News December 2009
Wagner: Tannhäuser Opera News December 2009
The Magic Pen: Mozart Operas Up Close The New York Times November 22, 2009
A Soprano's Hat Trick: Puccini Triple Bill The New York Times November 11, 2009
Secret Weapon of Czech Opera's Velvet Revolution The New York Times November 6, 2009
Integrating titles into opera design Opera News November 2009
Curiosity Spurred the Singers The New York Times October 25, 2009
Cut the Fluff. What Makes Tosca Tick? The New York Times September 20, 2009
Sondheim's World Parnassus: Poetry in Review August 2009
A 'Ring' Recording That Has It All (Except the Music) The New York Times August 30, 2009
For Vivaldi, Many More Seasons The New York Times August 23, 2009
A Canadian Whirlwind Hits Town The New York Times August 2, 2009
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Opera News August 2009
Coda: A Hair Out of Place Opera News August 2009
Martín y Soler: Il Burbero di Buon Cuore Opera News July 2009
A Mezzo Kicks Up Her Heels in High Style The New York Times June 28, 2009
On the Road: Opera in America, Spring of '09 Opernwelt June 11, 2009
Weegee's Day at the Beach Smithsonian Magazine June 2009
Video Review: 'Tristan und Isolde' Opera News June 2009
Vienna's New Opera House Since 1801 The New York Times May 31, 2009
Tenor at the Top Is Determined to Stay There The New York Times May 17, 2009
The Cigarettes: Herbal. The Crisis: Midlife The New York Times May 3, 2009
The State of Denmark Opera News May 2009
When pigs fly Time Out New York April 16, 2009
The Great Mozart Switcheroo The New York Times April 5, 2009
Desperately Seeking Siegfried Opera News April 2009
Composing Concertos in the Key of Rx The New York Times March 29, 2009
Rare Voices from Literature's Past Smithsonian.com March 20, 2009
Before the Gala, So Much Groundwork The New York Times March 8, 2009
Coda: Null Set Opera News March 2009
Video Review: 'Birtwistle: The Minotaur' Opera News March 2009
Jan Lievens: Out of Rembrandt's Shadow Smithsonian Magazine March 2009
A Director Tackles an Opera He Loves to Hate The New York Times February 15, 2009
Serving Two Cities, Staying True to Each The New York Times February 8, 2009
Video Review: 'R. Strauss: Salome' Opera News February 2009
‘A Little Night Music,’ a Little Less Staging The New York Times January 7, 2009
The Divine Art of Tapestries Smithsonian.com December 23, 2008
Orchestrating an Ogre’s Monster Makeover The New York Times December 12, 2008
Reimagining Mahler as He Imagined It The New York Times December 5, 2008
From Castro to Warhol to Mother Teresa, He Photographed Them All Smithsonian Magazine December 2008
Video Review: 'Tristan und Isolde' Opera News November 2008
New Hands Detonate ‘Doctor Atomic’ The New York Times October 10, 2008
Naming the Nameless (in Sanskrit) The New York Times September 26, 2008
Realizing a Musical Dickensian Dream The New York Times September 16, 2008
The Weill (Almost) Nobody Knows The New York Times September 7, 2008
Samuel Beckett, From Everywhere but the Stage The New York Times July 20, 2008
A Lost Legacy Belatedly Restored The Wall Street Journal July 2, 2008
True Colors Smithsonian Magazine July 2008
El Greco, Velázquez and… The Wall Street Journal June 28, 2008
Niagara's New Rivals - For a Time, Anyway The Wall Street Journal June 25, 2008
The Manager as Double Agent The Wall Street Journal June 3, 2008
A Baton for the Youth of the Americas The New York Times June 1, 2008
Festival Magic Opera News May 2008
Frisky Young Tenors on Operatic War Horses The New York Times April 20, 2008
Just Don't Call Them 'Fireworks' Wall Street Journal Europe February 22, 2008
On West 53rd Street, MoMA Has No Monopoly on Art The Wall Street Journal February 14, 2008
Though He'd Played a Strad, A Guarneri Stole His Affections The Wall Street Journal January 29, 2008
In Review: Appomattox, San Francisco Opera Opera News January 2008
Video Review: 'The Copenhagen Ring' Opera News January 2008
The 'Ring' Master Opera News January 2008
How Painters Undermined Weavers' Uncommon Artistry The Wall Street Journal December 13, 2007
Setting the Record Straight About Classical Statues' Hues The Wall Street Journal December 4, 2007
Reinventing the Science Museum The Wall Street Journal November 28, 2007
Appraising and Preserving a Master The Wall Street Journal October 25, 2007
Sing It Loud: They're Black and Proud The Wall Street Journal October 18, 2007
Wild Woman Smithsonian Magazine October 2007
Portugal's World Travelers The Wall Street Journal August 21, 2007
In Review: Il Ritorno di Don Calandrino & Oratorio a Quattro Voci Opera News August 2007
Portrait of the Wizard as a Young Artist The Wall Street Journal July 17, 2007
Leaping Beyond His Comfort Zone The New York Times June 10, 2007
An Artist in Many Media Tackles 'The Magic Flute' The Wall Street Journal April 5, 2007
Admire the Footwork, but Mind the Hands The New York Times March 11, 2007
Coda: An Aria Returns Opera News March 2007
Jack O'Brien Charts a Wide Course The Wall Street Journal February 14, 2007
Scenes From London The New York Sun January 23, 2007
A Play for the Ages The New York Sun October 10, 2006
The Original ‘Mother' The New York Sun August 22, 2006
David Hockney and Friends Smithsonian Magazine August 2006
At This Art Exhibition, Dogs Are Hot The Wall Street Journal July 11, 2006
Coda: Forever Young Opera News June 2006
Evildoer Smithsonian Magazine April 2006
Sound Bites: Christopher Maltman Opera News March 2006
Crystal Vision Parnassus: Poetry in Review 2006
A Night at the Opera Smithsonian Magazine November 2005
The Opera That Chooses the Nuclear Option The New York Times September 25, 2005
Before the Critics, the Physicists Would Like a Word The New York Times September 25, 2005
The Juilliard Agenda Opera News September 2005
'Two Gentlemen' Takes an Encore in the Park The New York Sun August 16, 2005
The Plot Is True but Not the Love The New York Times March 18, 2005
The Violeta Hour Opera News March 2005
The Crossover Question Opera News October 2004
Fast Break Opera News February 2004
A New Lion Roars Opera News March 2003
The Diva Next Door Vogue February 2003
Are Unschooled Audiences Changing the Face of Opera Opera News December 2002
Key Player Opera News July 2002
Theater's Quicksilver Truth: All Is Change The New York Times December 2, 2001
Bass Hit Opera News November 2001
A Much-Scuffed Monument to Genius The New York Times May 20, 2001
Quantum Leap Opera News September 2000
Forget the Callas Legend The Atlantic Monthly April 1999
Declassified Samizdat The New York Times February 28, 1999
Dazzling White Nights The Atlantic Monthly April 1998
Giant: Ben Heppner Opera News April 1998
Her Brother's Keeper Opera News March 1998
Maria, Not Callas The Atlantic Monthly October 1997
Classic Tricks The Atlantic Online June 25, 1997
Of Bird Songs and Buddhas The Atlantic Online April 30, 1997
Wide Horizons Opera News April 1997
An Audubon in Sound The Atlantic Monthly March 1997
Explorer: Waltraud Meier Opera News March 1997
Pentimento: The metamorphosis of Beethoven's only opera Opera News July 1996
Thriller: Powerhouse mezzo Dolora Zajick always delivers Opera News March 1996
How Old Is Despina? Opera News February 17, 1996
Don Quixote in Salzburg Opera News June 1995
Kitezh Made Visible Opera News February 4, 1995
Wagner Contender Opera News August 1994
The God's Day Off Opera News April 1993
Bringing Wotan Home Opera News April 1993
Wagnervision Opera News March 1993

Book Reviews

Book Title Publication Date
Die Entführung aus dem Serail
by Mozart
Opera News March 2014
Wolfgang Rihm: Dionysos Opera News February 2014
Pelléas et Mélisande: Paris Opera
by Debussy
Opera News December 2013
Der Freischütz
by Nationaltheater Mannheim
Opera News October 29, 2013
Lux Aeterna: Abbado in Rehearsal Opera News October 2013
I Due Figaro
by Saverio Mercadante
Opera News October 2013
Das Labyrinth: Der Kampf mit den Elementen
by Peter von Winter
Opera News September 2013
The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure
by Jack Handey
Honolulu Star-Advertiser August 18, 2013
Hawaiki Rising: Hōkūle'a, Nainoa Thompson, and the Hawaiian Renaissance
by Sam Low
July 10, 2013
Tosca (Giacomo Puccini): Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Opera News January 5, 2013
Therese Malten: Wagner's Devoted Kundry
by Michael Letchford
January 18, 2012
Rimbaud in Java: The Lost Voyage
by Jamie James
November 27, 2011
Kazan on Directing
by Elia Kazan
The New Leader March/April 2009
Divas and Scholars: Performing Italian Opera
by Philip Gossett
The New York Sun September 6, 2006

Movie Reviews

Movie Title Publication Date
Rienzi Opera News April 2014
J. S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion Opera News August 2013
On DVD - Daniel Catán's Il Postino Opera News April 2013

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