It's all Barenboim all the time for New York: the Israeli/Argentinian/Spanish/Palestinian/Whatevs maestro is in NYC to:
- make his Metropolitan Opera debut on November 28 with Tristan und Isolde
- play a solo piano recital at the Met on December 14
- play with the Met music director James Levine on November 23 at Carnegie’s Weill Hall four-hand piano pieces by Schubert and Brahms
What Opera Chic can exclusively reveal is that Barenboim, now that Mike Mussina has officially retired, will officially do a try out for the New York Yankees -- a lifetime of piano playing apparently gave Barenboim a mean, mean slider.