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Brenda Rae’s vocal artistry brightens Santa Fe Opera’s dark-hued “Lucia” – Aug 06, 2017

A compelling season at Santa Fe Opera is rounded out by a […]

Santa Fe Opera crashes with Bates’ musically inert “(R)evolution of Steve Jobs” – Aug 05, 2017

The focus of this season at Santa Fe Opera is the world […]

With exceptional cast and ingenious staging, Rimsky’s “Golden Cockerel” takes flight at Santa Fe Opera – Aug 04, 2017

There may be no Richard Strauss or Mozart at Santa Fe Opera […]

A lively “Fledermaus” and confusing “Alcina” at Santa Fe Opera – Aug 03, 2017

Operetta is as populist as it gets at Santa Fe Opera, the […]

Mälkki, Chicago Symphony ignite a summer storm with epic Sibelius at Ravinia – Jul 24, 2017

To quote the festival’s marketing line, it really was a great night […]

Nelsons leads a superb cast in Tanglewood debut of “Das Rheingold” – Jul 17, 2017

Concert performances of opera are a Tanglewood tradition that have long drawn […]

Moscow Virtuosi return to Chicago for a familial evening with friends – Jun 06, 2017

Is there a more loyal classical audience than a Russian classical audience? […]

DiDonato leads an inspired cast in sensational “Ariodante” at Carnegie – May 02, 2017

The renaissance of baroque opera in America shows no signs of slowing […]

Bach in Boston: Ma, Thile, and Meyer prove a unified and delightful trio – Apr 25, 2017

Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, and Edgar Meyer walk many paths. Each musician […]

In her Met quasi-farewell Fleming strikes sparks with Garanča in new “Rosenkavalier” – Apr 16, 2017

One of the main offstage story-lines at the Met this season has […]