Archive for February, 2014

Met’s “Werther” variable yet Sophie Koch proves a Charlotte to die for – Feb 19, 2014

Massenet’s Werther is a difficult opera to stage at the Met. …

St. Petersburg Philharmonic serves Russian program with loving authority – Feb 16, 2014

One of the peculiarities of Carnegie Hall’s “International Festival of Orchestras” …

Lightning strikes at Chamber Music Society’s modernist program – Feb 14, 2014

Accompanied by thunder and lightning, the stinging sound of freezing rain …

Haitink, Boston Symphony offer classic and resplendent Ravel – Feb 13, 2014

Symphony orchestras no longer record as often as two decades ago. …

Met to present Adams’ “Klinghoffer”; Levine slated for six productions in 2014-15 season – Feb 13, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera unveiled its 2014-15 lineup on Wednesday, which offer …

Haitink, BSO more stolid than stirring in Brahms and Schumann – Feb 12, 2014

The Boston Symphony Orchestra will have to wait another year before …

Biondi and Europa Galante explore Vivaldi’s titled works – Feb 12, 2014

In all of Antonio Vivaldi’s massive output, there are a mere …

Mark Padmore leads an unforgettable “Billy Budd” from Glyndebourne at BAM – Feb 08, 2014

A figure slowly materializes out of the murky depths of the …

Borodin’s original “Prince Igor” shines, dark yet brilliant, at the Met – Feb 07, 2014

It has been nearly a century since Borodin’s Prince Igor was …

A Saariaho premiere launches “Bach Revisited” at the Miller Theatre – Feb 07, 2014

Juxtaposed and connected, the music of Bach and Kaija Saariaho, made …