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Muti leads singers and Chicago Symphony in a delightful, world-class “Falstaff” – Apr 23, 2016

Did any octogenarian ever bid farewell to his art with a more […]

Nelsons, Boston Symphony close season with a French and Russian bang – Apr 23, 2016

The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s season-closing program Thursday night had the look of […]

Jansons and Bavarian orchestra deliver a “Leningrad” for the ages – Apr 19, 2016

 This season’s Symphony Center Presents orchestra series came to a close Sunday […]

Nelsons, Boston Symphony stand strong in uncompromising Mahler Ninth – Apr 16, 2016

Leading the Boston Symphony Orchestra Thursday night, Andris Nelsons had the air […]

Andsnes and friends serve up a memorable afternoon of Brahms – Apr 13, 2016

Performing just one of Brahms’ mighty piano quartets demands four players with […]

Tenor Camarena ignites a fire in high-flying Chicago debut – Apr 01, 2016

“So, you like high notes, right?” asked a beaming Javier Camarena of […]

With Met’s “Roberto Devereux” premiere, Radvanovsky crowns her Tudor tour-de-force – Mar 26, 2016

Perhaps it was mere coincidence that the belated Metropolitan Opera premiere of […]

Florida Grand Opera to present powerful Holocaust drama “The Passenger” – Mar 26, 2016

Any ambitious singer would normally jump at the chance for a major […]

Opolais and Alagna at their heights in an unforgettable Met “Butterfly” – Mar 20, 2016

There’s nothing half-way about Madama Butterfly. A star vehicle if there ever […]

Montreal Symphony makes a triumphant return to Chicago – Mar 20, 2016

The last time the Montreal Symphony Orchestra came to Chicago, Ronald Reagan […]