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Despite drab staging, magnificent singing and conducting make for a triumphant Met “Otello” – Sep 23, 2015

The playbill cover for the Metropolitan Opera’s season-opening production of Verdi’s Otello […]

American Music Project announces award grants for 2015-16 season – Aug 19, 2015

The recipients of the American Music Project grant awards for 2015 are: […]

Anthony McGill to join JACK Quartet for Gordon premiere in New York – Aug 15, 2015

Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, will join forces […]

Benjamin’s “Written on Skin” flays opera conventions in U.S. premiere – Aug 14, 2015

George Benjamin’s Written on Skin was heard in its American debut Tuesday […]

Bronfman ignites a Prokofiev storm at Ravinia – Aug 14, 2015

In Chicago, one tends to associate Yefim Bronfman with music of Brahms, […]

Powerful “Salome” and problematic Mozart at Santa Fe Opera – Aug 08, 2015

Why do people laugh so much in performances of Richard Strauss’s Salome? […]

Santa Fe company commissions an iOpera: Should there be an app for that? – Aug 07, 2015

Santa Fe Opera celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2016, when the season […]

“Cold Mountain” is a long, bleak night in Santa Fe Opera premiere – Aug 06, 2015

Few moments equal the excitement of the world premiere of a new […]

A sensational “Rigoletto” debut and uneven “La fille” at Santa Fe Opera – Aug 05, 2015

For one of its standard repertoire pieces this season, Santa Fe Opera […]

Conlon, Chicago Symphony vivid and stylish in Brahms and Zemlinsky at Ravinia – Jul 31, 2015

Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid is familiar to modern audiences– mostly […]