Hrůša, Staatskapelle Berlin strike sparks with fresh, exhilarating Brahms – Nov 30, 2023

The Staatskapelle Berlin is one of the oldest continuously active orchestras […]

The present becomes prologue to the past with Aimard’s extraordinary Ligeti-plus evening – Nov 09, 2023

Classical music is generally thought of as something that’s just old, […]

“X” fires Met stage with compelling character portrait, colorful staging – Nov 08, 2023

The existence of a compelling opera about Malcolm X by the […]

“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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Haymarket Opera exhumes a melodic gem with Hasse’s “Marc’Antonio e Cleopatra” – Jun 27, 2023

One advantage of having a smartly programmed Baroque opera company in […]