No class (struggle) act but terrific cast shines in Met’s season-opening “Figaro” – Sep 24, 2014

After a summer of difficult and often hostile wrangling over labor issues, [...]

Muti, Chicago Symphony open new season with a mixed Beethoven Ninth – Sep 22, 2014

In the 190 years since Beethoven conducted the premiere of his Symphony [...]

Chicago Opera Theater’s worthy revival of Bloch’s “Macbeth” undone by unkind cuts – Sep 15, 2014

The Andreas Mitisek era at Chicago Opera Theater has been one of [...]

Grand singing in SFO’s “Norma” rises above baffling staging – Sep 12, 2014

Finally—Norma, the forestry version. San Francisco Opera’s batting average has been highly [...]

San Francisco Opera delivers a powerful and visually striking “Susannah” – Sep 10, 2014

It was an affecting sight to see the 88-year-old Carlisle Floyd take [...]

Kaminsky’s transgender opera “As One” makes a poignant and remarkable premiere – Sep 06, 2014

American Opera Projects has produced a number of significant new pieces in [...]

Kalmar, Grant Park Orchestra wrap 80th season with resounding Ravel and a Bolcom premiere – Aug 17, 2014

After a summer that began with several rain-drenched concerts, the Grant Park [...]

Philharmonia Baroque’s “Teseo” teeters between broad comedy, deeper emotions at Tanglewood – Aug 16, 2014

It took a while to realize it, but what Nicholas McGegan, the [...]

Theofanidis’ “Northern Lights” premiere proves less than the sum of its multimedia parts – Aug 10, 2014

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who like [...]

Santa Fe Opera’s leaden “Dr. Sun Yat-sen” leaves one hungry for more musical substance – Aug 09, 2014

When Santa Fe Opera decided to pull the plug on the world [...]