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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, […]

Lyric Opera and Joffrey Ballet join forces for a stylish, imaginative “Orphée” – Sep 26, 2017

Dance would appear to be the thing these days at Lyric Opera. […]

Van Zweden opens New York Philharmonic season with new Glass, intense Mahler – Sep 23, 2017

Jaap van Zweden’s full-time position as music director of the New York […]

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 […]