Archive for February, 2015

Soprano shines brightly in Lyric’s dark, second-cast “Tosca”

On another bitterly cold night in Chicago, a bit of Puccinian …

Feb 28, 2015
at 4:39 pm
4 Comments

Jerusalem Quartet displays extraordinary artistry at Mandel Hall

A critic’s task in reviewing performances of standard repertoire is the …

Feb 28, 2015
at 2:15 pm
No Comments

Muti and CSO deliver gripping and intense Tchaikovsky

After his beloved compatriot Giuseppe Verdi, no composer seems closer to …

Feb 27, 2015
at 2:33 pm
4 Comments

Lyric Unlimited scores with premiere of klezmer-flavored “Property”

Among the many ancillary events planned by Lyric Opera around the …

Feb 26, 2015
at 3:58 pm
No Comments

Lyric Opera closes season with Weinberg’s moving, powerful “Passenger”

After all the press from performances in New York, Houston and …

Feb 25, 2015
at 3:27 pm
4 Comments

John Vorrasi, 1948-2015

John Vorrasi, singer, cofounder, artistic director and longtime guiding light of …

Feb 25, 2015
at 3:20 pm
No Comments

Kraemer, Music of the Baroque showcase invention in varied program

The prolificacy and consistency with which the Baroque masters churned out …

Feb 24, 2015
at 2:17 pm
No Comments

Northwestern presents Heggie’s “Dead Man Walking” in riveting local premiere

Since its acclaimed debut in 2000 at San Francisco Opera, Jake …

Feb 23, 2015
at 2:07 pm
1 Comment

COT delivers effective staging of Picker’s compelling “Thérèse Raquin”

Performances of American opera are not exactly thick on the ground …

Feb 21, 2015
at 4:46 pm
No Comments

Rotterdam Philharmonic shimmers under Nézet-Séguin

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra under music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin came to …

Feb 21, 2015
at 10:52 am
1 Comment