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“Dead Man Walking” powerfully opens Met season, video excess apart – Sep 29, 2023

It was a long trek, but Dead Man Walking finally made […]

Han Chen’s remarkable playing equal to the genius of Ligeti’s Etudes – Sep 26, 2023

György Ligeti’s three books of Études for piano are among the […]

Denève eager to set sail at helm of New World Symphony – Sep 14, 2023

Stephane Denève believes concerts are “a transcendent experience that can only […]

Freud to depart Lyric Opera two years early at end of this season – Sep 14, 2023

Anthony Freud will depart Lyric Opera at the end of the […]

Hahn delivers gleaming performance of Ysaÿe sonatas – Aug 09, 2023

Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas for Solo Violin. Hilary Hahn. Deutsche Grammophon (CD). […]

Santa Fe season of rarities rounded out by a “Rusalka”of probing psychological depth – Aug 05, 2023

As if there were not enough reasons to visit Santa Fe […]

Dubious “Dutchman” and trenchant “Tosca” refract two classics through modern lenses at Santa Fe Opera – Aug 02, 2023

General director Robert Meya has given Wagner fans cause to rejoice: […]

A dazzling desert season bears rich fruit with Santa Fe Opera’s Debussy, Monteverdi – Jul 30, 2023

Santa Fe Opera has served up a connoisseur’s season this summer, […]

André Watts 1946-2023 – Jul 17, 2023

The American pianist André Watts died on July 12, age 77, […]

Opera Festival of Chicago provides compelling local premiere for “Murder in the Cathedral” – Jul 10, 2023

Three months ago I wrote a column encouraging more enterprising efforts […]