Polenzani ready for the challenge of “Hoffmann” at the Lyric Opera – Sep 29, 2011

Tenor Matthew Polenzani was looking at two important debuts in Chicago last [...]

William Mason looks back on five decades at the Lyric Opera of Chicago – Sep 23, 2011

If William Mason is melancholy or wistful about leaving the opera company [...]

“Heart of a Soldier” creators hope the new opera’s personal story will transcend the 9/11 particulars at San Francisco Opera – Sep 02, 2011

There have been plays about the 9/11 terrorist attacks. There have been [...]

W(h)ither American opera? – Jul 04, 2011

The Lyric Opera’s move into Broadway musicals — and away from American [...]

Kalmar and Bell prove a dynamic working duo at the Grant Park Music Festival – Jun 12, 2011

The Grant Park Music Festival, which kicks off its 77th season of [...]

MacMillan choral premiere to take place in Chicago – Jun 02, 2011

The performance of Bach’s epic St. Matthew Passion last month was the [...]

For composer David DiChiera, his “Cyrano” is a romantic dream come true – Apr 13, 2011

In a long career in opera, David DiChiera has placed a lot [...]

After five years, the Cleveland Orchestra’s Miami residency remains both prized and controversial – Apr 07, 2011

Now closing the fifth season of its annual residency in Miami, the [...]

En route with a package, John Adams reflects on the Met, film noir and young musicians – Mar 31, 2011

John Adams has just finished writing another symphony. At least, he thinks [...]

Machover’s “robot opera” to open Chicago Opera Theater season – Mar 29, 2011

Remember “CNN opera”? In the 1980s and 1990s, when John Adams was [...]