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Dessay brings an intimate side of her art to Boston recital – Mar 10, 2014

In the last few years, soprano Natalie Dessay has begun to move [...]

Sarasota Opera’s “Trovatore” eventually sparks Verdian fire – Mar 10, 2014

When the Marx Brothers vivisected Il Trovatore in A Night at the Opera, [...]

Sarasota Opera serves up rollicking Rossini with an inspired “Barber” – Mar 10, 2014

For a work as popular as Il barbiere di Siviglia, it’s striking [...]

Dufour, Chicago Symphony triumph with premiere of Connesson concerto – Mar 09, 2014

Chicago Symphony Orchestra subscription concerts aren’t usually marketed with a thematic heading, [...]

Sarasota Opera’s static “Dutchman” offers more ebb than flow – Mar 08, 2014

When one thinks of Sarasota Opera, Wagner isn’t the first composer to [...]

DiDonato and Polenzani rule in Lyric Opera’s sleek, stylish “Tito” – Mar 07, 2014

The Lyric Opera of Chicago has only mounted La Clemenza di Tito [...]

Goerne proves a haunting and memorable Wozzeck at Carnegie Vienna festival – Mar 02, 2014

In an interview prior to the start of the Vienna: City of [...]

Countertenor Jaroussky hits the heights in Chicago recital – Mar 02, 2014

Vocal recitals by sopranos, tenors and baritones are rare enough in Chicago [...]

Temirkanov, St. Petersburg Philharmonic prove Russian to the core – Feb 26, 2014

Russia’s most storied ensemble returned to Chicago on Sunday afternoon, and the [...]

Lyric Opera’s dark and unfocused “Rusalka” fails to touch the heart – Feb 26, 2014

The saw that one shouldn’t judge a performance by its opening minutes [...]