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Argentine premiere tops Czech standby in Dudamel’s Philharmonic visit – Jan 16, 2020

It seems to be a sacred rule of concert programming that […]

Compelling soprano, unflinching text make “Ellen West” unforgettable – Jan 15, 2020

In just 8 years, the Prototype Festival has easily become one […]

DiDonato, Nézet-Séguin team up for a chilling “Winterreise” at Carnegie Hall – Dec 16, 2019

A work like Winterreise is so familiar, it can be difficult […]

Met’s satisfying “Rosenkavalier” reboot is more than the sum of its parts – Dec 14, 2019

Der Rosenkavalier is a difficult piece to resist. The lushest of Richard […]

Dessoff Choirs brings warm advocacy to Margaret Bonds’ Christmas cantata – Dec 09, 2019

We’re entering prime season for amateur and semi-professional choirs; every choir […]

Strausses shine brightly in Yende’s second-half tour de force – Dec 05, 2019

In the last several years, few sopranos have risen as quickly […]

Mariss Jansons 1943-2019 – Dec 01, 2019

Mariss Jansons, the Latvian-born conductor revered as one of the greatest […]

Lise Davidsen’s memorable debut leads strong cast in Met’s “Queen of Spades” – Nov 30, 2019

It’s not often these days that a debut leads the marquee […]

Weilerstein’s thrilling Saint-Saëns powers Romantic Philharmonic program – Nov 22, 2019

The program that the New York Philharmonic presented Thursday night appeared […]

Comic brilliance, superb singing make for memorable Mozart in Met’s “Figaro” – Nov 21, 2019

Le Nozze di Figaro is one of the most cherished gems […]