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Sensational singing wins out over campy theatrics in DiDonato’s “harmony” program – Dec 11, 2016

As audience members entered the Harris Theater Friday night for Joyce DiDonato’s […]

A riveting Racette ignites in Met’s “Salome” – Dec 07, 2016

It is one of the defining features of live performance that it […]

Saariaho’s “L’Amour” makes a luminous and mesmerizing Met debut – Dec 03, 2016

In the beginning, there were the stars. They winked, one by one, […]

Furlanetto moving and magnificent in Lyric Opera’s “Don Quichotte” – Nov 22, 2016

Lyric Opera’s five-hour production of Berlioz’s epic Les Troyens is understandably making […]

Van Zweden, New York Philharmonic strike sparks in new concerto, familiar Tchaikovsky – Nov 22, 2016

Following a widely covered but closely guarded maestro search, the New York […]

Netrebko and Álvarez blaze in Met’s “Manon Lescaut” – Nov 17, 2016

Once in a while, it seems  all that a dull staging needs […]

Graham, Jovanovich bring belated fire to Lyric Opera’s epic “Troyens” – Nov 16, 2016

Susan Graham as Dido and Brandon Jovanovich as Aeneas in Berlioz’s “Les […]

Hilary Hahn and Robert Levin strike sparks from Bach to Türk – Oct 31, 2016

Hilary Hahn is one of the Washington D.C. area’s favorite daughters. Born […]

Adams and Glass works outshine Mills’ violin concerto hybrid in Miami – Oct 22, 2016

Youthful fans of rock star Mike Mills turned out in droves Thursday […]

Lyric Opera renews Anthony Freud contract through 2021 – Oct 22, 2016

With the Lyric Opera of Chicago enjoying acclaim for its opening productions […]