Performances

Barcelona’s Teatre Liceu scores a triumph with a starkly effective “Káťa Kabanová”    – Nov 27, 2018

BARCELONA. Operas by Czech composers have enjoyed a rich performance history at […]

Lindsey triumphs in U.S. debut of Gounod’s “Sapho” at Washington Concert Opera – Nov 20, 2018

The lion’s share of Charles Gounod’s operas no longer see the stage. […]

Dazzling visuals outshine uneven score in Met’s “Marnie” premiere – Oct 22, 2018

Alfred Hitchcock has made it to the Metropolitan Opera stage—sort of. The […]

Chicago Symphony principals knock it out of the park in a thrillingly virtuosic “Sheherazade”  – Sep 29, 2018

Often there is a tendency for classical audiences—and, to be honest, classical […]

Led by a brilliant Netrebko, Met’s all-star “Aida” defines grand opera – Sep 28, 2018

Aidas at the Metropolitan Opera have been rough lately. In the past […]

Alsop, CSO and colleagues make a theatrical happening out of Bernstein’s problematic “MASS” at Ravinia – Jul 31, 2018

Say what you will, the performance of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS Saturday night […]

Crutchfield’s Teatro Nuovo begins life with a pair of bel canto rarities – Jul 30, 2018

For twenty years Will Crutchfield led an accomplished bel canto opera series […]

Bard SummerScape explores fifty shades of grey in Rubinstein’s bleak “Demon” – Jul 28, 2018

Too bad the lunar eclipse was not visible in the Hudson Valley […]

Clear-eyed yet hopeful, Gandolfi’s “In America” receives a rousing debut at Tanglewood – Jul 25, 2018

Michael Gandolfi’s In America received a rousing world premiere Monday night at Ozawa Hall, […]

National Youth Orchestra of USA brings fresh joy to music at Carnegie Hall – Jul 21, 2018

The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America is not […]