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Met severs ties with Levine as two more victims come forward – Dec 03, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera announced Sunday night that it is suspending all ties […]

James Levine accused of molesting underaged teen during Ravinia tenure – Dec 03, 2017

[Updated] Celebrated conductor James Levine has been accused of molesting a teenage […]

Dmitri Hvorostovsky 1962-2017 – Nov 23, 2017

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, one of the great dramatic baritones of his generation, died […]

Adès’ “Exterminating Angel” proves spellbinding in Met’s American premiere – Oct 29, 2017

At the Metropolitan Opera, the memorable performances usually happen with great renditions […]

A keyboard legend and Italian orchestra strike sparks in Boston – Oct 25, 2017

The Celebrity Series welcomed a musical legend to Symphony Hall Sunday evening. […]

After the deluge: How Houston Grand Opera converted a convention center into an opera house – Oct 19, 2017

A few steps from the platform where her production of Verdi’s La […]

Gardiner and colleagues wrap Chicago Monteverdi series with the cynical, glorious “Poppea” – Oct 19, 2017

Even those who have been reveling in the past week’s Monteverdi marathon […]

Monteverdi to the max: Chicago’s Harris Theater kicks off rare opera cycle with a captivating, revelatory “L’Orfeo” – Oct 14, 2017

Monteverdi madness has begun. The Harris Theater opened its season Thursday night […]

Chicago Symphony’s MusicNOW series to mark 20th anniversary with a retrospective – Sep 30, 2017

MusicNOW–the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s contemporary chamber series, which opens its 20th anniversary […]

National Symphony celebrates Noseda and Bernstein at the Kennedy Center – Sep 26, 2017

On Sunday evening, the usual mix of elite Washington politicians, media figures, […]