So far this season at the Met I have seen three sensational shows, The Marriage of Figaro, The Death of Klinghoffer and most recently Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.
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When in 1934 Dmitri Shostakovich, not yet 30, composed Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, he provided music for all sorts of special occasions.
Beginning Thursday, April 24 through Saturday, April 26, San Francisco Symphony presents an extraordinary combination of masterworks conducted by James Conlon.
Looking over the relatively lighter crowd coursing into the first revival of Benjamin Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream at the Metropolitan Opera Hous...
The current L.A. Opera production of Così Fan Tutte, Mozart's exquisitely problematic farce, is a special joy, and should be added it to the opera lover's not-to-be-missed list for the fall season.
The Turn of the Screw's LA Opera production is a game-changer. Its musical realization is first rate, allowing the work to shine as a towering masterpiece.
Benjamin Britten's 1954 The Turn of the Screw perfectly captured the ambiguous sexuality and perverse supernaturalism of Henry James' 1898 novel.
If you have not yet seen The Turk in Italy at LA Opera, here's what you need to do: Drop everything and buy a ticket before they are sold out.
Hiding one's identity to accomplish a job is not so foreign a concept to understand as latter-day stage directors of the opera Lohengrin would have us believe.
In keeping with their appearance, bassoonists are among the most intellectual members of the modern symphony orchestra.
Just about the time the Lakers hit training camp this fall, LA Opera will return from the outer space of Achim Freyer's Ring cycle and launch a blockbuster new season.
When Achim Freyer and the Los Angeles Opera unveiled their final Ring entry, Götterdämmerung, there was more than a hint of Wagner's capacity for irony.
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