After 20 years, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony are still coloring outside the lines – Nov 19, 2014

Nearly 41 years ago, a lanky 29-year-old stepped onto the stage of […]

Met’s “Klinghoffer” deserves an open mind, not political censorship – Oct 18, 2014

The comedian Bill Maher jokes that he was the only one fired […]

Mariusz Kwiecien in his signature role with Lyric Opera of Chicago’s “Don Giovanni” – Sep 30, 2014

It’s a good thing “stand and deliver” is no longer the preferred […]

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 […]