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Lyric Opera voices soar gloriously in Strauss’s “Rosenkavalier” – Feb 10, 2016

In the 105 years since the instant success of Der Rosenkavalier at […]

Bard in Boston: Andris Nelsons talks music and Shakespeare   – Jan 28, 2016

What music suits a Bard best? Beginning Thursday and continuing through February […]

Gatti, Orchestra National de France bring fresh insights to familiar music – Jan 26, 2016

Music 101 got a makeover Sunday afternoon in Symphony Hall, as Daniele […]

An electrifying Serjan ignites Lyric Opera’s “Nabucco” – Jan 25, 2016

One could hardly conceive a better way to heat up the bleak […]

Lyric Opera to launch Ring, along with Berlioz, Bizet and bel canto in 2016-17 season – Jan 14, 2016

The launch of a new Ring cycle, the first Chicago staging of […]

Pierre Boulez 1925-2016 – Jan 06, 2016

Pierre Boulez, one of the most important figures in 20th century classical […]

Kwiecien, striking production provide inspired advocacy for Met’s “Pearl Fishers” – Jan 02, 2016

Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers is in no way a great opera. An […]

Anonymous 4 rings down the curtain with a final holiday program – Dec 22, 2015

When four female singers gathered in New York in 1986 for informal […]

Kurt Masur 1927-2015 – Dec 21, 2015

Kurt Masur, a musician whose discipline, command, and stature returned the New […]

Star trio makes Met’s “La Donna del Lago” a memorable evening – Dec 13, 2015

It’s easy to take the operatic canon for granted; the repertory at […]