Performances

Martinez lifts a mixed “Otello” to open Lyric Opera’s season – Oct 07, 2013

The Lyric Opera’s season-opening performance of Otello had even more drama than usual [...]

Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra launch tour in Chicago with a Stravinsky pas de trois – Oct 03, 2013

Pace the late James Brown, Valery Gergiev must be the hardest working [...]

A bloody magnificent “Macbeth”: Muti, singers, CSO and Chorus deliver a Verdi night to remember – Sep 29, 2013

Who needs sets or costumes? The much-anticipated Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert performance [...]

Levine returns to the Met with a well sung, lightweight “Così” that misses the dark side – Sep 26, 2013

[Editor Note: All New York reviews are now posted first on New [...]

Uneven dramatics apart, the Met opens season with a handsome new “Onegin” – Sep 26, 2013

[Editor Note: All New York reviews are now posted first on New [...]

Gritty new opera explores a Massachusetts miscarriage of justice – Sep 22, 2013

Dominic Daley and James Halligan were at the wrong place at the [...]

John Adams’ new concerto shows sax appeal in American premiere – Sep 21, 2013

By composing a saxophone concerto, John Adams has elevated the saxophone from [...]

Bad girls, Bad girls: Turnage’s witty tragedy “Anna Nicole” mirrors the looming fate of New York City Opera – Sep 20, 2013

Girls gone bad have been an operatic mainstay since the form’s fledgling [...]

Picker’s “Dolores Claiborne” a triumph for American verismo and San Francisco Opera – Sep 19, 2013

Tobias Picker’s gripping new opera, Dolores Claiborne, opened Wednesday night at San [...]

New Boston company debuts with stirring concert performance of Wagner’s “Rienzi” – Sep 16, 2013

If Boston’s new company, Odyssey Opera, was aiming to make some noise [...]