| Mar 30, 2014
| 2:10 PM
It seems rather a shame that Lyric Opera restricts admission to "Rising Stars in Concert," the company's showcase concerts by the young singers of its Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center professional development program, to donors and media...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:24 PM
No disrespect to soprano Renee Fleming, but the leading attraction of Lyric Opera's Subscriber Appreciation Concert in which she appeared Wednesday night was her co-star, German superstar singer Jonas Kaufmann, the hottest and most sought-after tenor in...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:10 AM
Plácido Domingo, whose early international singing career took off after appearing with the New York City Opera, will appear at a concert this month to commemorate that company, which declared bankruptcy and ceased operations last year.
"New York City...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Assailed as anti-Semitic and pro-Palestinian when it premiered in 1991, John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer" has long been an artistic hot potato that many major opera companies have found too controversial to produce.
In October, the Metropolitan...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 8:38 AM
When soprano Renée Fleming takes to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday to perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl, she will sing to music performed by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
But the accompaniment will be a recording, not a live...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:04 AM
Much has changed inside and outside the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since Deborah Rutter — then Deborah Card — moved from running the Seattle Symphony to becoming CSO Association president in 2003.
She inherited an organization that was...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:19 AM
For opera fans in Southern California, Christoph Waltz has become a semi-regular presence in the audience of Los Angeles Opera productions at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. On Sunday, the two-time Academy Award winning actor officially made his debut as...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
No one blockbuster event stood out in the year that's ending, but Hampton Roads experienced a strong year of music and theater.
The economy improved just a hair so that audience members felt a little more comfortable dipping into their wallets. The...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 1:06 PM
If you've been staring at the huge banner of the beautiful Renee Fleming on the back of the Civic Opera House — or noting how well the Lyric Opera of Chicago finds the sex and glamour in its promotion of its season of operas — you're...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 7:33 PM
The Virginia Arts Festival begins its 16th season on Monday, April 16, and the opening lineup of performers says a lot about where the festival has come and where it's heading.
The week ahead is bracketed by two events of international caliber, a recital...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 6:50 AM
Opening with the vocal mastery of Renee Fleming on April 16, the Virginia Arts Festival presented a very different master in Jake Shimabukuro's performance on the ukulele April 18.
Hawaii-born Shimabukuro gained world-wide attention with his YouTube...