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Singers fail to reach the heights in Lyric Opera’s “Roméo et Juliette” – Feb 24, 2016

For its final opera production of the season, Lyric Opera of Chicago […]

Conductor Stéphane Denève strives for grazioso balance with home and career – Feb 23, 2016

In every industry, “work/life balance” is a hot and often sore topic. […]

Danish String Quartet closes CMS Beethoven cycle with revelatory simplicity – Feb 23, 2016

There is more classical music in existence than any listener could hear […]

Great performances vie with sophomoric staging in Met’s “Manon Lescaut” – Feb 15, 2016

One really ought never to insert Nazis into a dramatic piece that […]

Seraphic Fire’s completed Mozart Requiem marred by scrappy orchestra – Feb 15, 2016

Mozart’s Requiem is one of the great conundrums of music history. When […]

Lyric Opera voices soar gloriously in Strauss’s “Rosenkavalier” – Feb 10, 2016

In the 105 years since the instant success of Der Rosenkavalier at […]

Bard in Boston: Andris Nelsons talks music and Shakespeare   – Jan 28, 2016

What music suits a Bard best? Beginning Thursday and continuing through February […]

Gatti, Orchestra National de France bring fresh insights to familiar music – Jan 26, 2016

Music 101 got a makeover Sunday afternoon in Symphony Hall, as Daniele […]

An electrifying Serjan ignites Lyric Opera’s “Nabucco” – Jan 25, 2016

One could hardly conceive a better way to heat up the bleak […]

Lyric Opera to launch Ring, along with Berlioz, Bizet and bel canto in 2016-17 season – Jan 14, 2016

The launch of a new Ring cycle, the first Chicago staging of […]