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Glover, first-class cast open MOB season in thrilling fashion with Handel’s “Jephtha” – Sep 21, 2022

Rare the music organization that manages to hit a grand slam […]

William McClelland’s lyrical style shines brightest in vocal works – Aug 22, 2022

William McClelland: “Where the Shadow Glides.” Songs, choral music and piano […]

Kalmar, Tetzlaff and Grant Park forces deliver a summer highlight with Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams – Aug 16, 2022

One rarely appreciates the great things in life at the time. […]

Floyd’s masterful “Susannah” makes its belated debut at Wolf Trap – Aug 15, 2022

Wolf Trap Opera Company is closing out the summer season with […]

Santa Fe Opera rounds out comeback season with brilliant Verdi and Wagner – Aug 06, 2022

The most complex works on the stage this summer at Santa […]

Xiaoya Liu provides powerful advocacy for Vine piano sonatas – Aug 04, 2022

Carl Vine: Complete piano sonatas (Nos. 1-4). Xiaoya Liu, pianist (Dynamic). […]

A lively, exuberant “Barber” contrasts with a dismal, revisionist “Carmen” in Santa Fe  – Aug 03, 2022

The programming formula at Santa Fe Opera generally includes two perennial […]

Santa Fe Opera returns with courageous yet musically flawed premiere of “M. Butterfly” – Jul 31, 2022

The Santa Fe Opera is back.  After 2020, the first summer […]

Verdi vittoria: Muti, CSO wrap season with a thrilling “Un ballo in maschera” – Jun 28, 2022

One wonders what Giuseppe Verdi would have thought of a performance […]

Armenian music spotlighted in style by the Aznavoorian Duo – Jun 22, 2022

“Gems from Armenia.” Ani Aznavoorian, cellist; Marta Aznavoorian, pianist (Cedille).  The […]