Matthew Gurewitsch
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Articles

Title Publication Date
Baroque and beyond August 11, 2017
Be yourself: everyone else is taken August 5, 2017
And he called for his divas three June 9, 2017
Songs for all seasons May 4, 2017
From the archives: Jorma Hynninen, Voice of a Nation Connoisseur (June 1985) April 4, 2017
Comparisons are enlightening April 4, 2017
Northward, Ho! March 29, 2017
Horror stories, old American masters, and more March 10, 2017
Moby Met ("Catch of the Day," episode 7) January 27, 2017
Hooked again! (continued) January 23, 2017
Hooked! December 1, 2016
Déjà vu all over again November 21, 2016
Sounds of music for chaotic times November 16, 2016
Pure Gold from Arvo Pärt October 1, 2016
A Love Supreme August 28, 2016
In the wings with Michael Fabiano, tenor July 28, 2016
David Gockley Calls It a Day July 28, 2016
In the wings with Jakub Józef Orliński, countertenor March 28, 2016
In memoriam Nikolaus Harnoncourt (December 6, 1929-March 5, 2016) March 7, 2016
Among friends: a new album from Saimir Pirgu February 5, 2016
The Socratic method January 9, 2016
Wagner's Meistersinger in San Francisco December 3, 2015
In memoriam: Yveta Synek Graff November 25, 2015
For Arvo Pärt at 80 October 23, 2015
Jon Vickers, Canadian icon (October 19, 1926-July 10, 2015) The New York Times July 12, 2015
Minimus 3D Arkestra's big break July 4, 2015
Marco Tutino's Two Women, in Puccini's footsteps June 26, 2015
Berlioz meets Virgil: Les Troyens in San Francisco June 24, 2015
Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with bells and whistles June 24, 2015
And did you know that he was married at St. Patrick's? April 3, 2015
Coda: Revisiting Ravenna Opera News April 2015
How Hope Grows January 8, 2015
La Divina Goes Hi-Def Wall Street Journal December 17, 2014
In Vienna, Heady Mix of Messiaen, Boulez, Schubert Classical Voice North America November 4, 2014
What Will Happen to Brooklyn's Shrine to Enrico Caruso? Wall Street Journal February 4, 2014
The Siegfried Complex: In the Wings with Lance Ryan December 21, 2013
Bounty on a Budget Wall Street Journal August 26, 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
The Solti Legacy Opera News May 2013
Gone Today, Here Tomorrow? Pirgu's Romeo March 12, 2013
Britten's Turn of the Screw from Glyndebourne Opera News March 1, 2013
Wotan's Revenge October 22, 2012
From the Archives: Declassified Samizdat New York Times (originally published February 28, 1999) August 20, 2012
For a Violinist, Success Means A New Low Point The New York Times May 13, 2011
The French New Wave Opera News August 2010
Fiddling While the Midnight Sun Burns The New York Times June 22, 2010
New York's Date With the End of Time The New York Times May 18, 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
As Plain as the Nose on His Stage The New York Times February 24, 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
A Canadian Whirlwind Hits Town The New York Times August 2, 2009
Composing Concertos in the Key of Rx The New York Times March 29, 2009
Serving Two Cities, Staying True to Each The New York Times February 8, 2009
Reimagining Mahler as He Imagined It The New York Times December 5, 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
The Weill (Almost) Nobody Knows The New York Times September 7, 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
Though He'd Played a Strad, A Guarneri Stole His Affections The Wall Street Journal January 29, 2008
The 'Ring' Master Opera News January 2008
In Review: Il Ritorno di Don Calandrino & Oratorio a Quattro Voci Opera News August 2007
Coda: An Aria Returns Opera News March 2007
Coda: Forever Young Opera News June 2006
Evildoer Smithsonian Magazine April 2006
Sound Bites: Christopher Maltman Opera News March 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
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
The Diva Next Door Vogue February 2003
Are Unschooled Audiences Changing the Face of Opera Opera News December 2002
Bass Hit Opera News November 2001
Forget the Callas Legend The Atlantic Monthly April 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
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

Blog Posts

Title Publication Date
Orliński twice over Blog March 29, 2016
Pedantries/Pleasantries: Zeffiretti/Zeffirelli Blog January 9, 2011
Footnote: The Braunfels St. Joan onstage Blog January 9, 2011
A Star Is Born: In the Wings with David Afkham, winner of the first Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award Blog August 15, 2010
Nimble Fingers, Nimble Spirit: In the Wings with David Fray, Pianist Blog January 15, 2010
Lincoln Center at 50 - A Personal and Institutional History Blog July 24, 2009
Because I Was There - Riccardo Muti: "Mr. Drucker, Take a Bow" Blog February 3, 2009

Book Reviews

Book Title Publication Date
Considering Matthew Shepard
by Craig Hella Johnson/Conspirare
September 1, 2016
Franz Schubert: The Complete Songs
by Graham Johnson
Wall Street journal December 12, 2014
The Berlin Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival, 1962 Opera News July 4, 2014
Der Freischütz
by Nationaltheater Mannheim
Opera News October 29, 2013
Tosca (Giacomo Puccini): Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Opera News January 5, 2013

Movie Reviews

Movie Title Publication Date
Rienzi Opera News April 2014
J. S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion Opera News August 2013

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