Reviews (Selection)

L’enfance du Christ, Philharmonie Berlin — moving but also clumsy
Financial Times, December 2017

Hänsel und Gretel, Staatsoper Berlin — lacking polish
Financial Times, December 2017

Fiddler on the Roof, Komische Oper Berlin — biting humour and nostalgia
Financial Times, December 2017

Lulu at the Wiener Staatsoper, Austria — the orchestra is the star of the evening
Financial Times, December 2017

Eine Totenfeier mit himmlischen Ausblicken
Berliner Morgenpost, October 2017

Saunders and Birtwistle, Musikfest Berlin, Philharmonie Chamber Music Hall
Financial Times, September 2017

Lucerne Festival Special Event Day, KKL Lucerne — thought-provoking
Financial Times, August 2017

L’incoronazione di Poppea, Lucerne Festival — authenticity and power
Financial Times, August 2017

For Opera-Bound, Competition Final Is All-Around Win
Classical Voice North America, July 2017

Mondparsifal Alpha 1-8, Theater an der Wien, Vienna — Wagner deconstructed
Financial Times, June 2017

Medea, Komische Oper Berlin — dramatic weight
Financial Times, May 2017

La damnation de Faust, Berlin — history as allegory
Financial Times, May 2017

Trip To The Moon: Gift To Amateurs, Laced With Maxim
Classical Voice America, May 2017

Old Music In New Venue: Paris Puts Hall In The Seine
Classical Voice North America, April 2017

Comic Sorochintsy: Pigs On Stilts In Ukrainian Village
Classical Voice North America, April 2017

A convoluted Death in Venice at the Deutsche Oper Berlin
Financial Times, March 2017

Scartazzini Opera Fails To Shock In Berlin Premiere
Classical Voice North America, February 2017

Rattle, Berlin Phil Explore Drama In Symphonic Music
Classical Voice North America, February 2017

Visual Magic Hits, Misses In Ravel, Stravinsky Bill
Classical Voice North America, February 2017

Verdi’s Requiem, Philharmonie, Berlin – ‘Serenity and Commotion’
Financial Times, January 2017

Berlin Philharmonic New Year’s Eve concert, Philharmonie, Berlin
Financial Times, January 2017

Berlin Philharmonic New Year’s Eve concert, Philharmonie, Berlin
Financial Times, January 2017

Features (Selection)

A Winter Guide to Music, Opera and Ballet Around the Globe
New York Times, November 2017

Long-lost Lied: how a Kurt Weill song was rediscovered
Financial Times, November 2017

Visionary Traditionalist
Steinway Owners’ Magazine, Fall 2017

Exploring Rodin’s Place in Literary History
New York Times, October 2017

Üben, üben, üben – Mit Kirill Petrenko auf Tour
Berliner Morgenpost, September 2017

Staatsoper Berlin Finally Reopens. Sort Of.
New York Times, September 2017

Raphael Wallfischs musikalische Arbeit wider das Vergessen
Berliner Morgenpost, August 2017

Monteverdi Set Human Emotion to Music
New York Times, July 2017

For the Vienna Philharmonic, Summer Means Schönbrunn
New York Times, May 2017

Concerts Celebrate Isang Yun, a Musical Bridge Between Asia and Europe
New York Times, April 2017

Building the Future
Symphony Magazine, Spring 2017

Oper auf allen Kanälen
Berliner Morgenpost, July 2016

When One Instrument Speaks in Three Voices
New York Times, May 2016

In Berlin, Reinventing an Operatic Tradition
New York Times, December 2015

Die Berliner Philharmoniker in der Carnegie Hall
Berliner Morgenpost, November 2015

Urbild aller Männerchöre
Berliner Morgenpost, November 2015

Eternal Joy: The Persistence of Beethoven’s Ninth
Listen: Life with Music & Culture, Spring 2012

Profiles (Selection)

Kirill Gerstein: battling it out with Gershwin and Schönberg
Financial Times, January 2017

New Artist of the Month: Aziz Shokhakimov
Musical America Worldwide, September 2016

Olga Neuwirth maintains eclectic Path in her Music
New York Times, August 2016

New Artist of the Month: Simone Rubino
Musical America Worldwide, April 2016

New Artist of the Month: Tobias Greenhalgh
Musical America Worldwide, January 2016

Tansel Akzeybek eröffnet die Bayreuther Festspiele
Berliner Morgenpost, July 2015