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A trio of great singers delivers power and passion in Wagner night at Wolf Trap Opera – Jul 29, 2018

Considering the welcoming reception Richard Wagner’s Ring received two years ago …

Utah Arts Review to launch this fall – Jul 17, 2018

I’m delighted to announce the launch of Utah Arts Review, our …

UrbanArias debuts a quirky tale of obsession in “Why is Eartha Kitt Trying to Kill Me?” – Jul 08, 2018

Read the synopsis of nearly any opera and you are sure …

A retooled “Candide” proves an enjoyable romp in belated WNO debut – May 06, 2018

Washington National Opera fans have waited a long time for Leonard …

Noseda leads a vital NSO in music for light forces – Apr 20, 2018

This week’s National Symphony Orchestra program is a light one–at least …

Singers shine best in uneven Apollo Orchestra concert – Mar 26, 2018

The Apollo Orchestra is feeling its way into the Washington music …

Adams’ sprawling “Gospel” proves a misfire for Noseda, NSO – Mar 09, 2018

There were many reasons for disappointment in Thursday night’s concert by …

Gay Men’s Chorus presents Duruflé’s Requiem in unique version for male chorus – Mar 05, 2018

On Saturday evening, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, directed …

Tan Dun, Shenzhen orchestra greet Chinese New Year with a flourish at Kennedy Center – Feb 16, 2018

They dialed up birdsong on cell phones, used instruments to mimic …

Shostakovich fares best in Gabel’s mixed outing with NSO – Feb 09, 2018

It’s hard to understate the near-giddiness that the opening of Shostakovich’s …