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Opera Theater of St. Louis brings brilliant fresh life to “Poppea”; “Rigoletto” hobbled by inept direction – Jun 20, 2019

ST. LOUIS – In ancient Rome, just as in today’s Washington D.C., […]

Opera Theater of St. Louis premiere is well crafted but lacking dramatic spark – Jun 19, 2019

ST. LOUIS – Revenge, so goes the adage, is a dish best […]

Six octaves of separation in Chicago Symphony marathon with vying piccolo, bass trombone concertos – Jun 15, 2019

Thursday night’s reshuffled Chicago Symphony Orchestra program may have been something of […]

Davies and Dunford provide a season highlight with Orphic program in Washington – May 16, 2019

The debut of countertenor Iestyn Davies and lutenist Thomas Dunford on the […]

Contemplative Currier concerto receives luminous premiere from Skride, Boston Symphony – May 04, 2019

Aether was once a popular and compelling scientific concept. Nineteenth-century physicists believed it filled […]

Dark rarities offer bright rewards in Chamber Music Society program – May 03, 2019

The turnout was sparser than usual Wednesday night at the Harris Theater […]

“The Phoenix” soars in Houston Grand Opera world premiere – Apr 29, 2019

If Lorenzo Da Ponte hadn’t created the texts of three of Mozart’s […]

A feminist updating in Washington lends contemporary resonance to Stradella’s “Susanna” – Apr 24, 2019

Opera Lafayette is closing its season with one of the strongest productions […]

Tilson Thomas leads New World Symphony in music of Tilson Thomas – Apr 22, 2019

Michael Tilson Thomas’ multiple talents as conductor, composer and arranger took center […]

Capuçon and Wang prove a simpatico duo for Boston’s Celebrity Series – Apr 08, 2019

Nearly a decade ago, Yuja Wang began to seek new performance opportunities […]