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Van Zweden, New York Philharmonic strike sparks in new concerto, familiar Tchaikovsky – Nov 22, 2016

Following a widely covered but closely guarded maestro search, the New York […]

Netrebko and Álvarez blaze in Met’s “Manon Lescaut” – Nov 17, 2016

Once in a while, it seems  all that a dull staging needs […]

Graham, Jovanovich bring belated fire to Lyric Opera’s epic “Troyens” – Nov 16, 2016

Susan Graham as Dido and Brandon Jovanovich as Aeneas in Berlioz’s “Les […]

Hilary Hahn and Robert Levin strike sparks from Bach to Türk – Oct 31, 2016

Hilary Hahn is one of the Washington D.C. area’s favorite daughters. Born […]

Adams and Glass works outshine Mills’ violin concerto hybrid in Miami – Oct 22, 2016

Youthful fans of rock star Mike Mills turned out in droves Thursday […]

Lyric Opera renews Anthony Freud contract through 2021 – Oct 22, 2016

With the Lyric Opera of Chicago enjoying acclaim for its opening productions […]

Emerson Quartet marks 40th anniversary season with a retrospective program – Oct 21, 2016

Few chamber groups reach the four-decade mark with their founding lineup and […]

Superb singing hits the target in Met’s stolid “Guillaume Tell – Oct 20, 2016

Constructing a canon is a peculiar process. In the operatic repertoire especially, […]

Triumphant vocalism lights up Lyric Opera’s dark-hued “Lucia” – Oct 19, 2016

Most attention of local opera mavens has, understandably, been focused on the […]

A terrific cast shines brightly amid the mixed mechanics of Lyric Opera’s “Rheingold”  – Oct 04, 2016

For those wary of stagings of Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” that […]