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Even with Yo-Yo Ma, Muti and Chicago Symphony, premiere of double cello concerto proves a mixed melange – Feb 01, 2014

In their first performance of 2014 on home turf, Riccardo Muti and [...]

Fleming to star in “Capriccio” at Lyric Opera; “Tannhäuser,” “Anna Bolena” and “Porgy” also on tap in 2014-15 season – Feb 01, 2014

UPDATED. The Lyric Opera of Chicago will mark its 60th anniversary season [...]

Fleming returns to “Rusalka” with touching portrayal and vocal unease – Jan 25, 2014

Returning to a touchstone role is a tricky thing—a star singer can [...]

“Rusalka” remains a favorite vocal touchstone for Renée Fleming – Jan 22, 2014

Nobody can accuse Renée Fleming of being a creature of habit. Within [...]

Claudio Abbado 1933-2014 – Jan 22, 2014

Claudio Abbado, who formed a memorable podium tandem with Sir Georg Solti [...]

San Francisco Opera to present world premiere of “La Ciociara” in 2015 – Jan 14, 2014

San Francisco Opera will present the world premiere of La Ciociara by Marco [...]

Racette’s riveting portrayal lifts Lyric Opera’s second-cast “Butterfly” – Jan 13, 2014

The Lyric Opera of Chicago launched its new production of Puccini’s Madama [...]

Blechacz wins Gilmore Award – Jan 08, 2014

 Rafał Blechacz is the recipient of the 2014 Gilmore Artist Award, one [...]

Taymor’s “Flute” works its seasonal magic at the Met – Dec 18, 2013

For critics and concertgoers alike, mid-December can be one of the bleakest [...]

Lyric Opera’s delightful “Fledermaus” banishes the winter chill – Dec 12, 2013

The Lyric Opera season to date has been characterized by uneven casting [...]