Lyric Opera’s uneven “Anna Bolena” lacks a sharp cutting edge – Dec 09, 2014

The Lyric Opera of Chicago’s opening performance of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena was [...]

Grand Torino: Noseda, inspired cast and Italian musicians hit the bullseye in a thrilling “William Tell” – Dec 05, 2014

The Teatro Regio Torino is steeped in tradition. Founded in 1740, the [...]

Met’s stolid “Meistersinger” fails to reach the high notes – Dec 04, 2014

In all the uproar over the alleged anti-semitism of John Adams’s The [...]

Lyric Opera has plenty of something with a moving, vocally resplendent “Porgy and Bess” – Nov 20, 2014

If George Gershwin has lived just five years more, what riches might [...]

Lyric Opera delivers the vocal thunder in a dark and combustible “Trovatore” – Oct 29, 2014

An apt target for skewering by the Marx Brothers and even before, [...]

Despite the protests and an uneven staging, Met’s powerful “Klinghoffer” makes a devastating impact – Oct 22, 2014

The loudest sound Monday night was the ovation for John Adams as [...]

SFO’s madcap “Partenope” serves up fine vocalism and broad comedy in equal measures – Oct 20, 2014

Defeated in battle and thwarted in love, Emilio, played by tenor Alek [...]

Takács Quartet at their peak in wide-ranging program – Oct 19, 2014

With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra departing this week for another European tour, [...]

Handel and Haydn launches 200th anniversary season with Baroque splendor – Oct 12, 2014

Message to college students now flocking to Boston: Symphony Hall is the [...]

Conductor Davis, radiant Fleming make a case for Strauss’s talky “Capriccio” – Oct 08, 2014

In the early going of Capriccio the brittle, artsy musings of the wealthy [...]