Best of 2013: Best classical music of 2013
R. Andrew Lee made headlines with a newly reconstructed minimalist milestone
New York City Opera
Long before its final leaders took the fall and closed down the company, the writing was on the wall for this storied NYC institution, which went out with a bang.
Inexplicable management and an interminable lockout took a toll on one of America’s finest ensembles, which sacrificed a star music director and Carnegie Hall exposure. FINAL GRADE: A The year found room for an astonishing range of individual sounds, conveyed with expertise and conviction.