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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 [...]

Ma and Ax team up for a memorable evening of Brahms – Feb 26, 2014

Rewarding as Thursday night’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra program was spotlighting Stravinsky rarities, [...]

Even with Duke Ellington’s music, Chicago Opera Theater’s “Queenie Pie” is barely skin deep – Feb 17, 2014

Chicago Opera Theater opened its 40th season with Duke Ellington’s Queenie Pie, [...]

Borodin’s original “Prince Igor” shines, dark yet brilliant, at the Met – Feb 08, 2014

It has been nearly a century since Borodin’s Prince Igor was last heard at [...]

Muti extends CSO contract through 2020, and holds forth on several subjects – Feb 05, 2014

UPDATED Talk about burying the lede. More than halfway through Monday’s press [...]