A sensational “Rigoletto” debut and uneven “La fille” at Santa Fe Opera – Aug 05, 2015

For one of its standard repertoire pieces this season, Santa Fe Opera […]

Conlon, Chicago Symphony vivid and stylish in Brahms and Zemlinsky at Ravinia – Jul 31, 2015

Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid is familiar to modern audiences– mostly […]

Hampson brings power and eloquence to German lied and American song at Ravinia – Jul 30, 2015

No living opera singer has done more for the cause of American […]

A memorable evening with Igor Levit and Bach at Ravinia – Jul 17, 2015

Three hours of Johann Sebastian Bach on the piano may seem daunting […]

Bryn Terfel makes the Tanglewood stage his world – Jul 11, 2015

There is little doubt that Bryn Terfel remains one of the most […]

San Francisco Opera’s “Two Women” offers Puccini Lite score, melodramatic cliches in world premiere – Jun 14, 2015

San Francisco Opera became Hollywood by the Bay as the company unveiled […]

A captivating Antonacci leads a strong cast in San Francisco Opera’s epic “Troyens” – Jun 08, 2015

No sooner had the Trojans filled a mighty four-tier bleacher wall to […]

Orli Shaham offers superb program of Brahms and works inspired by him – Jun 04, 2015

The final piano event of the season for Symphony Center Presents in […]

Honeck strikes sparks with New York Philharmonic in favored Austro-German rep – May 30, 2015

The New York Philharmonic’s conductor auditions continue apace. Last week we had […]

Clyne’s “Seamstress” could use more stitchwork in mixed Chicago Symphony premiere – May 30, 2015

Contemporary music has not exactly been a hallmark of the Riccardo Muti […]