From Our Editors
One of Russia's most popular singers, Nikolai Baskov, uses his majestically reverberating tenor to breathe life into arrangements of classic operatic works as well as musical-theater compositions and beloved pop tunes. Baskov is currently touring in support of his recent album Romantic Journey, flooding ear canals with songs from such famed operas as Tosca and La Boheme, in addition to melodies from Phantom of the Opera that—like a pied keytarist—have a more modern following. Originally opened in 1923, the art-deco Beacon Theatre umbrellas the euphonies under stately chandeliers casting light upon ornately filigreed walls. The auditorium's crystalline acoustics ensure a sonic clarity impossible to reproduce during concerts in arenas or abandoned jetways.