Performances

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 […]

Gatti, Orchestra National de France bring fresh insights to familiar music – Jan 26, 2016

Music 101 got a makeover Sunday afternoon in Symphony Hall, as Daniele […]

An electrifying Serjan ignites Lyric Opera’s “Nabucco” – Jan 25, 2016

One could hardly conceive a better way to heat up the bleak […]

Kwiecien, striking production provide inspired advocacy for Met’s “Pearl Fishers” – Jan 02, 2016

Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers is in no way a great opera. An […]

Anonymous 4 rings down the curtain with a final holiday program – Dec 22, 2015

When four female singers gathered in New York in 1986 for informal […]

Star trio makes Met’s “La Donna del Lago” a memorable evening – Dec 13, 2015

It’s easy to take the operatic canon for granted; the repertory at […]

To San Francisco Opera’s “Usher” double bill—Nevermore! – Dec 10, 2015

Author of some of the most musical language in all of American […]