Movies, Scarlett Johansson
BY David Salazar,  Apr 05, 2014 09:43 AM EDT
Ultimately "Under the Skin" is a highly intricate experimental narrative from a visionary filmmaker with one of the best performances in recent memory by Scarlett Johansson. Those expecting more conventional fare will undoubtedly be put off, but those willing to try something new will come away altered and fascinated.
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Metropolitan Opera 2013-14 Review - 'Arabella': Malin Bystrom & Michael Volle Showcase Artistic Brilliance in Rarely Performed Strauss Gem

Throughout the 2013-14 season, the Metropolitan Opera has revived the works of Richard Strauss. Despite being one of the undisputed kings of the operatic repertoire, his works have not been a permanent fixture every single season. This year, the Met brought back his ever popular "Der Rosenkavalier" as well as the rarely performed "Die Frau Ohne Schatten." For its final dose of Strauss, the house revived "Arabella" for the first time since 2001 when Renee Fleming took on the title role. The revival featured the Otto Schenk production was a truly satisfying rendition of the final collaboration between Strauss and his long-time librettist Hugo von Hoffmansthal.
Opera, Kristine Opolais, Metropolitan Opera

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Opolais has four more performances of the role at the Met this season and there should be no doubt that like her sensational performance on Friday, she will only get better and better as the run progresses. Her Butterfly is arguably one of the best of modern times and will leave the viewer emotionally exhausted due to its visceral nature. Anthony Minghella's glorious production, which is usually one of the main draws for a revival of this wonderful work, is the icing on the cake.
Movies, Scarlett Johansson

'Under the Skin' Movie Review: Scarlett Johansson Delivers Incredible Performance in Deliberate & Illumination Study of Identity and Alienation

Ultimately "Under the Skin" is a highly intricate experimental narrative from a visionary filmmaker with one of the best performances in recent memory by Scarlett Johansson. Those expecting more conventional fare will undoubtedly be put off, but those willing to try something new will come away altered and fascinated.
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Opera, Metropolitan Opera

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