Met’s “Bohème” provides warmth and comfort in a harsh world – Nov 27, 2015

In the current harsh, unsettling landscape of religio-political barbarism, it’s understandable to seek […]

After a somber tribute, Lyric Opera serves up an elegant and exuberant “Merry Widow” – Nov 17, 2015

The horrific events that took place 24 hours earlier in Paris had […]

Met reaches agreement with musicians union and chorus – Aug 18, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera reached an agreement early Monday morning with the musicians […]

Grant Park Music Festival to wrap season with Bill Bolcom premiere – Aug 12, 2014

As the musical organization in Chicago most committed to works of American […]

Bronfman brings the artistry, Zukerman provides the Zzzzzzzs – Apr 04, 2014

A coincidence of the concert calendar brings the two most overrated violinists […]

A memorable night of singing with Fleming and Kaufmann at Lyric Opera of Chicago – Mar 21, 2014

Okay, so technically Lyric Opera of Chicago’s concert Wednesday night didn’t mark […]

Tilson Thomas throws out the first lozenge at Chicago Symphony concert – Nov 25, 2013

Michael Tilson Thomas found a novel way for dealing with bronchial Chicago […]

Fizz is off the champagne in Santa Fe Opera’s “Duchess of Gerolstein” – Jul 31, 2013

Listening to three hours of an Offenbach operetta will likely cause a […]

Handel and Haydn Society brings biblical fervor to Handel’s “Jephtha” – May 04, 2013

The last time the Handel and Haydn Society performed Jephtha, memories of […]

Verdi’s delightful “Un giorno” fit for a king at Sarasota Opera – Mar 20, 2013

Sarasota has been ground zero for Giuseppe Verdi aficionados in the U.S., […]