Author Archive: Michael Miller

Michael Miller, Editor and Publisher of New York Arts and The Berkshire Review, an International Journal for the Arts, was trained as a classicist and art historian at Harvard and Oxford, worked in the art world for many years as a curator and dealer, and contributed reviews and articles to Bostonia, Master Drawings, Drawing, Threshold, and North American Opera Journal, as well as numerous articles for scholarly and popular periodicals. He has taught courses in classics, the English language, and art history at Oberlin, Rutgers, New York University, the New School, and Williams. Currently, when he is not at work on The Berkshire Review and New York Arts, he writes fiction, pursues photography, and publishes scholarly work. In 2011 he contributed an introductory essay to Leonard Freed: The Italians / exh. cat. Io Amo L’Italia, exhibition at Le Stelline, Milan, and wrote the revised the section on American opera houses in The Grove Dictionary of American Music. He is currently at work on a libretto for a new opera by Lewis Spratlan, Midi, an adaptation of Euripides’ Medea set in the French West Indies, ca. 1930.

Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin, Metropolitan Opera: Hampson, Mattila, Beczala

Ekaterina Semenchuk as Olga and Piotr Beczala as Lenski in Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin." Photo Beatriz Schiller/Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera, January 30, 2009 The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Jirí Belohlávek conductor Eugene Onegin – Thomas Hampson Tatiana – Karita Mattila Lensky – Piotr Beczala Olga – Ekaterina Semenchuk Prince Gremin – Sergei Aleksashkin Larina – Wendy White Filippyevna –…
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Music of the Other Germany: American Symphony Orchestra

Leon Botstein attracted an impressive crowd to Avery Fisher Hall on the afternoon of Sunday, January 25, to hear him conduct the ASO in a program of extremely obscure music: orchestral works from “the other Germany,” that is the German Democratic Republic (1949-1990), or East Germany. It is most unjust that this music is as neglected as it is today, since every work on the program was soundly constructed and interesting, even astonishing at times. All were worth a second or a third hearing, or even more. Fortunately most of the works on the program are available on CD.

Vivica Genaux, Mezzo-Soprano, and Members of the Venice Baroque Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, 1/14/2009

Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 7:30 PM Vivica Genaux, Mezzo-Soprano Members of the Venice Baroque Orchestra Luca Mares,violin; Giuseppe Cabrio, violin; Alessandra di Vincenzo, viola; Francesco Galligioni, cello; Alessandro Sbrogiò, double bass; Ivano Zanenghi, lute…
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Old Master Week I: Master Drawings New York 2009

As the world economy began to unravel in September and October, the art market continued to prosper for a week or two before entering a volatile phase which has generally been hard on the major auction houses and dealers. However,…
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Barenboim’s Tristan at the Met with Dalayman and Seiffert

A Weekend at the Opera, Part II: Richard Wagner, Tristan und Isolde Metropolitan Opera Company, November 28, 2008 Tristan……………..Peter Seiffert Isolde………………Katarina Dalayman Kurwenal…………….Gerd Grochowski [Debut] Brangäne…………….Michelle DeYoung King Marke…………..René Pape Melot……………….Stephen Gaertner Sailor’s Voice……….Matthew Plenk Shepherd…………….Mark Schowalter Steersman……………James Courtney English…
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Hector Berlioz, La Damnation de Faust, Metropolitan Opera, November 7, 2008

Faust – Marcello Giordani Marguerite – Susan Graham Méphistophélès – John Relyea Brander – Patrick Carfizzi Conductor – James Levine Production – Robert Lepage [Debut] Associate Director – Neilson Vignola [Debut] Set Designer – Carl Fillion.[Debut] Costume Designer – Karin…
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