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Requiem for a great friend who also happened to be a great composer – Mar 30, 2015

When I moved from Chicago to take up a new job as [...]

Aided by Josefowicz’s fire, Adams returns to form with “Scheherazade.2″ – Mar 29, 2015

John Adams has lately seemed in danger of being spoiled by success. [...]

Perahia shows the art that conceals art in cornerstone repertory – Mar 24, 2015

As pianists go, Murray Perahia is not one to often stray from [...]

Fine singing and superb conducting in Verdi’s “Don Carlos’ at Sarasota Opera – Mar 19, 2015

When an opera company opens a production of Don Carlos with the [...]

Boulez’s piano music is a cool dish, well (and generously) served by Aimard, Stefanovich – Mar 17, 2015

​Though Pierre Boulez has been a local legend as principal guest conductor [...]

Sarasota Opera delivers an intense, gripping “Tosca” – Mar 17, 2015

The long-running complete Verdi cycle may be Sarasota Opera’s greatest claim to [...]

Rimsky’s “Golden Cockerel” gets a colorful revival at Sarasota Opera – Mar 16, 2015

In addition to its complete Verdi cycle, Sarasota Opera has also selectively [...]

Uneven vocalism makes for a routine “Figaro” at Sarasota Opera – Mar 15, 2015

Sarasota Opera has featured Mozart’s music prominently over the decades but successful [...]

Minnesota Opera offers compelling premiere based on classic Cold War thriller – Mar 13, 2015

Contemporary operas seem to work best when they have a powerful story [...]

Damrau and Grigolo ignite in Met’s thrilling “Manon” – Mar 11, 2015

As powerful as a good romance can be, one doesn’t necessarily expect [...]