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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 [...]

Diaz and Spano bring Higdon’s new Viola Concerto to Miami – Mar 11, 2015

The lowest form of humor may be the pun. But for classical [...]

Lyric Opera closes season with Weinberg’s moving, powerful “Passenger” – Feb 27, 2015

After all the press from performances in New York, Houston and Bregenz, [...]

Seraphic Fire to spread to New York, D.C. and Philly in 2015-16 season – Feb 27, 2015

Seraphic Fire is about to hit the road in a big way. [...]

Polish composer’s appeal remains timeless for young artists in Chopin Competition  – Feb 18, 2015

While many young teens salivate over fresh-faced pop singers, pianist Rieko Tsuchida [...]

DiDonato triumphs over dismal staging in Met’s “Donna del Lago” – Feb 18, 2015

When Paul Curran’s production of La Donna del Lago opened at Santa [...]

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center shines brightly in percussion program – Feb 07, 2015

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center returned to the Harris Theater [...]

Muti, Chicago Symphony remake Russian showpieces in their own image – Feb 02, 2015

​The program that Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra offered at [...]