Performances

Dudamel, LA Phil and friends deliver the spirituality and the spectacle of Tan Dun’s “Buddha Passion” – Feb 11, 2019

LOS ANGELES. No symphony orchestra, it is safe to assume, has ever […]

Revenge is sweet and thrilling in Lyric Opera’s magnificent “Elektra” – Feb 05, 2019

And you think your family is screwed up. Elektra is an outcast, […]

Life upon the talky stage, as Met ushers in new year with Cilea’s “Adriana” – Jan 04, 2019

Whether you consider it justly neglected or an opera for connoisseurs, Francesco […]

Gardner, Chicago Symphony take flight with Nielsen’s “Inextinguishable” – Dec 11, 2018

If there ever was a time for a Carl Nielsen renaissance, it […]

Netrebko brings dollops of diva and Russian drama to Lyric Opera recital – Dec 10, 2018

Listeners with long memories will recall a time when concerts of songs […]

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 […]