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Despite a lack of vocal gleam, Sarasota Opera’s “Cosi” does Mozart right – Feb 28, 2016

Sarasota Opera’s current production of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte is not exactly […]

Salonen, Ma and Chicago Symphony deliver 20th-century sound and fury – Feb 28, 2016

Yo-Yo Ma, of course, is the main draw for many in this […]

Strong cast makes Met’s “Figaro” sparkle anew – Feb 28, 2016

Without question, the Mozart–da Ponte collaboration of Le Nozze di Figaro is […]

Sarasota Opera to celebrate the final season of Verdi cycle in style – Feb 25, 2016

A case can be made that every opera season is something of […]

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 […]