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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 […]

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 […]