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Claudio Abbado 1933-2014 – Jan 22, 2014

Claudio Abbado, who formed a memorable podium tandem with Sir Georg Solti [...]

San Francisco Opera to present world premiere of “La Ciociara” in 2015 – Jan 14, 2014

San Francisco Opera will present the world premiere of La Ciociara by Marco [...]

Racette’s riveting portrayal lifts Lyric Opera’s second-cast “Butterfly” – Jan 13, 2014

The Lyric Opera of Chicago launched its new production of Puccini’s Madama [...]

Blechacz wins Gilmore Award – Jan 08, 2014

 Rafał Blechacz is the recipient of the 2014 Gilmore Artist Award, one [...]

Taymor’s “Flute” works its seasonal magic at the Met – Dec 18, 2013

For critics and concertgoers alike, mid-December can be one of the bleakest [...]

Lyric Opera’s delightful “Fledermaus” banishes the winter chill – Dec 12, 2013

The Lyric Opera season to date has been characterized by uneven casting [...]

Deborah Rutter to depart Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Kennedy Center – Dec 10, 2013

Deborah F. Rutter, president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the woman [...]

A fine ensemble cast boosts the Met’s delightful Fifties’ “Falstaff” – Dec 08, 2013

It took a village—five countries, really—to give birth to the new production [...]

Marion Lignana Rosenberg, 1961-2013 – Dec 03, 2013

It’s ironic that most of her friends and colleagues heard about Marion [...]

Tilson Thomas throws out the first lozenge at Chicago Symphony concert – Nov 25, 2013

Michael Tilson Thomas found a novel way for dealing with bronchial Chicago [...]