Performances

Sarasota Opera wraps Verdi cycle with a rousing “Aida” – Mar 03, 2016

Finally, Egypt. Aida has long been planned as the final installment of […]

Superb singing provides fine advocacy for Verdi’s “Legnano” at Sarasota Opera – Mar 01, 2016

“Viva Italia!” are the first words heard in La battaglia di Legnano, […]

Hvorostovsky’s artistry casts a spell at Lyric Opera recital – Feb 29, 2016

The news couldn’t have been better for the opera lovers who crowded […]

Despite a lack of vocal gleam, Sarasota Opera’s “Cosi” does Mozart right – Feb 28, 2016

Sarasota Opera’s current production of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte is not exactly […]

Strong cast makes Met’s “Figaro” sparkle anew – Feb 28, 2016

Without question, the Mozart–da Ponte collaboration of Le Nozze di Figaro is […]

Singers fail to reach the heights in Lyric Opera’s “Roméo et Juliette” – Feb 24, 2016

For its final opera production of the season, Lyric Opera of Chicago […]

Danish String Quartet closes CMS Beethoven cycle with revelatory simplicity – Feb 23, 2016

There is more classical music in existence than any listener could hear […]

Great performances vie with sophomoric staging in Met’s “Manon Lescaut” – Feb 15, 2016

One really ought never to insert Nazis into a dramatic piece that […]

Seraphic Fire’s completed Mozart Requiem marred by scrappy orchestra – Feb 15, 2016

Mozart’s Requiem is one of the great conundrums of music history. When […]

Lyric Opera voices soar gloriously in Strauss’s “Rosenkavalier” – Feb 10, 2016

In the 105 years since the instant success of Der Rosenkavalier at […]