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New York Philharmonic, Kissin roar on Carnegie’s opening night – Oct 09, 2015

Opening its 125th anniversary season, Carnegie Hall indulged in a little nostalgia […]

With a superb cast and charming production, Lyric Opera hits several high notes in delightful “Cenerentola” – Oct 06, 2015

After the numbingly tasteless new production of Le nozze di Figaro that opened […]

Worlds collide in Boston Symphony’s Russian opener with a modern Nelsons and romantic Kissin – Oct 05, 2015

There were no fanfares for Andris Nelsons in Symphony Hall Thursday night, […]

With a new principal flute, Muti and CSO mix it up with winning results – Oct 05, 2015

To no one’s surprise, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra announced Friday that Stefán […]

Chicago Symphony musicians ratify contract, get 5% raise and no reduction in health benefits – Sep 30, 2015

Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians ratified a new three-year contract Tuesday that gave […]

Pleasures are few in Lyric Opera’s garish, charmless “Figaro” – Sep 28, 2015

One year ago, the Lyric Opera opened their season with an audacious, […]

Radvanovsky leads off Met’s Donizetti triptych with a memorable “Anna Bolena” – Sep 28, 2015

When a singer is as well established as Sondra Radvanovsky, it is […]

Hvorostovsky’s return adds emotion to Met’s dramatic “Trovatore” – Sep 27, 2015

Friday night had the feel of a reunion at the Metropolitan Opera, […]

Lyric Opera team anticipates a joyous opening with new production of “Figaro” – Sep 24, 2015

Barbara Gaines’ first venture into directing opera was Verdi’s Macbeth, which opened […]

Despite drab staging, magnificent singing and conducting make for a triumphant Met “Otello” – Sep 23, 2015

The playbill cover for the Metropolitan Opera’s season-opening production of Verdi’s Otello […]