Performances

New cast strikes sparks in Met’s ground-breaking Sin City “Rigoletto” – Nov 13, 2013

Peter Gelb, general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, has been clear about [...]

Lyric Opera’s “Parsifal” offers vexing, variably sung Wagner – Nov 11, 2013

One of these decades the Lyric Opera of Chicago is going to [...]

Christine Goerke moves heaven and earth in Met’s “Die Frau ohne Schatten” – Nov 09, 2013

Of all the Strauss-Hofmannsthal collaborations, Die Frau ohne Schatten has to be [...]

Florida Grand Opera opens season with Levy’s electrifying “Mourning” – Nov 09, 2013

Few opera performances in South Florida have been as eagerly anticipated as [...]

Opera Philadelphia presents American premiere of mesmerizing “Svadba” – Nov 03, 2013

Opera companies should be presenting new operas. The risk is enormous, because [...]

Alagna bedazzles as staging bewilders in Met’s mixed “Tosca” – Oct 31, 2013

When Luc Bondy’s production of Tosca first opened in 2009, the staging [...]

Turnage premiere spotlights program of hope with Harding, Boston Symphony – Oct 27, 2013

Whatever troubling things may have been going on in the world outside, [...]

SFO overcomes backstage drama to offer a worthy “Dutchman” – Oct 23, 2013

The drama in San Francisco Opera’s The Flying Dutchman began well before [...]

Muhly’s dark, haunting “Two Boys” offers a chilling parable for the internet age – Oct 23, 2013

“Everything is ironic,” says Alice Coote as detective Anne Strawson about the [...]

Denk traverses “Goldberg” Variations with freshness and humor – Oct 17, 2013

The sheer familiarity of Bach’s Goldberg Variations is a curse and a [...]