With a superb cast and charming production, Lyric Opera hits several high notes in delightful “Cenerentola” – Oct 06, 2015

After the numbingly tasteless new production of Le nozze di Figaro that opened […]

Worlds collide in Boston Symphony’s Russian opener with a modern Nelsons and romantic Kissin – Oct 05, 2015

There were no fanfares for Andris Nelsons in Symphony Hall Thursday night, […]

With a new principal flute, Muti and CSO mix it up with winning results – Oct 05, 2015

To no one’s surprise, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra announced Friday that Stefán […]

Pleasures are few in Lyric Opera’s garish, charmless “Figaro” – Sep 28, 2015

One year ago, the Lyric Opera opened their season with an audacious, […]

Radvanovsky leads off Met’s Donizetti triptych with a memorable “Anna Bolena” – Sep 28, 2015

When a singer is as well established as Sondra Radvanovsky, it is […]

Hvorostovsky’s return adds emotion to Met’s dramatic “Trovatore” – Sep 27, 2015

Friday night had the feel of a reunion at the Metropolitan Opera, […]

Despite drab staging, magnificent singing and conducting make for a triumphant Met “Otello” – Sep 23, 2015

The playbill cover for the Metropolitan Opera’s season-opening production of Verdi’s Otello […]

Benjamin’s “Written on Skin” flays opera conventions in U.S. premiere – Aug 14, 2015

George Benjamin’s Written on Skin was heard in its American debut Tuesday […]

Bronfman ignites a Prokofiev storm at Ravinia – Aug 14, 2015

In Chicago, one tends to associate Yefim Bronfman with music of Brahms, […]

Powerful “Salome” and problematic Mozart at Santa Fe Opera – Aug 08, 2015

Why do people laugh so much in performances of Richard Strauss’s Salome? […]