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Hampson and Di Giacomo lift SFO’s atmospheric “Un Ballo” – Oct 07, 2014

One day after San Francisco Opera general director David Gockley announced that [...]

American Music Project launches with epic Wurtz quintet and vigorous performances – Oct 06, 2014

On Sunday, the American Music Project advanced from ambitious dream to concert [...]

With a brilliant cast and edgy staging, Lyric Opera scores a triumph in “Don Giovanni” – Sep 30, 2014

One major initiative of Anthony Freud, general director of the Lyric Opera [...]

Festive inaugural concert ushers in the Nelsons era for Boston Symphony Orchestra – Sep 30, 2014

Saturday’s gala inaugural concert by and for Andris Nelsons as music director [...]

Mariusz Kwiecien in his signature role with Lyric Opera of Chicago’s “Don Giovanni” – Sep 30, 2014

It’s a good thing “stand and deliver” is no longer the preferred [...]

Netrebko tears it up in the Met’s riveting, well-sung “Macbeth” – Sep 26, 2014

Opera, as we know, is not just about the singing. To hear [...]

New York Philharmonic gets down to business with Mahler, Chin premiere – Sep 25, 2014

After last week’s peculiar gala concert, the New York Philharmonic was back [...]

No class (struggle) act but terrific cast shines in Met’s season-opening “Figaro” – Sep 24, 2014

After a summer of difficult and often hostile wrangling over labor issues, [...]

Muti, Chicago Symphony open new season with a mixed Beethoven Ninth – Sep 22, 2014

In the 190 years since Beethoven conducted the premiere of his Symphony [...]

Chicago Opera Theater’s worthy revival of Bloch’s “Macbeth” undone by unkind cuts – Sep 15, 2014

The Andreas Mitisek era at Chicago Opera Theater has been one of [...]