BEST OF: Performances of Matt Boehler and Marie Lenormand make New York Times’ list of 2011 highlights

Vivien Schweitzer, music critic for the New York Times, included performances by ADA artists Matt Boehler and Marie Lenormand in her classical music highlights of 2011.

Marie Lenormand as the Fox in Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen:

‘CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN’ A host of unusual creatures have appeared with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic recently. After the eye-popping characters of Gyorgy Ligeti’s absurdist opera “Le Grand Macabre” last year came the whimsical creatures of Janacek’s opera “The Cunning Little Vixen” in June. Mr. Gilbert conducted a vibrant performance of the score in Doug Fitch’s enchanting production.

Matt Boehler as The Officer in Glass’ In the Penal Colony:

‘IN THE PENAL COLONY’ In more modest precincts American Opera Projects offered a striking performance of this chamber opera by Mr. Glass, based on Kafka’s short story of the same name, at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights in October. The String Orchestra of Brooklyn vividly realized the haunting score, and the bass Matt Boehler sang with chilling intensity as the macabre Officer.

Full article from The New York Times available here.