Grant Park Music Festival to wrap season with Bill Bolcom premiere – Aug 12, 2014

As the musical organization in Chicago most committed to works of American [...]

American Music Project to launch with world premiere in Chicago – Aug 04, 2014

UPDATED [Read the New York Times article about the American Music Project [...]

Lyric Opera lifts the veil on its work-in-progress “Bel Canto”  – Jul 15, 2014

On Friday, the Lyric Opera of Chicago presented what it called a [...]

Anne Akiko Meyers eager to tackle Bates Violin Concerto with Chicago Symphony – Apr 17, 2014

It was a leap into the unknown for composer and soloist alike. [...]

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 [...]

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

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

Florida Grand Opera to open season with Levy’s great, neglected American tragedy – Nov 01, 2013

Maybe the third time will actually be the charm. To celebrate its [...]

Metropolitan Opera to explore the internet’s dark side with Nico Muhly’s “Two Boys” – Oct 17, 2013

Nico Muhly’s Two Boys, which will have its U.S. premiere Oct. 21 at [...]

Muti talks Verdi: Conductor to lead off his fourth CSO season with a very Verdi month – Sep 18, 2013

One can never accuse Riccardo Muti of false enthusiasm, not least when [...]

Composer David Lang explores a secular transcendence in “Little Match Girl Passion” – Aug 21, 2013

In the classical music world, compositions titled “Passion” usually have a very [...]