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Sarasota Opera wraps Verdi cycle with a rousing “Aida” – Mar 03, 2016

Finally, Egypt. Aida has long been planned as the final installment of […]

Superb singing provides fine advocacy for Verdi’s “Legnano” at Sarasota Opera – Mar 01, 2016

“Viva Italia!” are the first words heard in La battaglia di Legnano, […]

Hvorostovsky’s artistry casts a spell at Lyric Opera recital – Feb 29, 2016

The news couldn’t have been better for the opera lovers who crowded […]

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 […]