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Tenor Camarena ignites a fire in high-flying Chicago debut – Apr 01, 2016

“So, you like high notes, right?” asked a beaming Javier Camarena of […]

With Met’s “Roberto Devereux” premiere, Radvanovsky crowns her Tudor tour-de-force – Mar 26, 2016

Perhaps it was mere coincidence that the belated Metropolitan Opera premiere of […]

Florida Grand Opera to present powerful Holocaust drama “The Passenger” – Mar 26, 2016

Any ambitious singer would normally jump at the chance for a major […]

Opolais and Alagna at their heights in an unforgettable Met “Butterfly” – Mar 20, 2016

There’s nothing half-way about Madama Butterfly. A star vehicle if there ever […]

Montreal Symphony makes a triumphant return to Chicago – Mar 20, 2016

The last time the Montreal Symphony Orchestra came to Chicago, Ronald Reagan […]

Paul Appleby shows mature artistry in wide-ranging recital – Mar 15, 2016

Serious vocal recitals are rare events in South Florida. In season after […]

Floyd’s “Prince of Players” receives effective world premiere at Houston Grand Opera – Mar 07, 2016

Carlisle Floyd won a spot in the record books Saturday night. With […]

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 […]