Thomas May is a writer, critic, educator, and translator whose work also appears in The New York Times, Gramophone, Opera Now, the program books of the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera, and many other publications. The English-language editor for the Lucerne Festival, he also writes program essays for Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin and the Ojai Festival. His books include Decoding Wagner and The John Adams Reader: Essential Writings on an American Composer (both published by Amadeus Press).
Favorite Album: Ginette Neveu: Complete Recordings (Warner Classics)
Instrument of My Dreams: 1714 "Sinsheimer, Kyd, Perlman" Stradivari violin