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Satiric worlds collide in Wolf Trap Opera’s upended double bill  – Jun 23, 2019

Wolf Trap Opera offered two wryly satriric views of worlds turned …

Two premieres and a moving farewell for Becker from Cantate Chamber Singers – May 19, 2019

Gisèle Becker has directed the Cantate Chamber Singers for a quarter …

Young artists find their Verdi voices with Maryland Lyric Opera – May 19, 2019

Maryland Lyric Opera offered an evening of Verdi opera scenes in …

Arcangelo closes Shriver Hall season with elegant Baroque program – May 13, 2019

Shriver Hall, on the campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, …

WNO wraps season with a visually sumptuous, dramatically tepid “Tosca” – May 12, 2019

Washington National Opera is closing its season with a sumptuous Tosca.…

Cho, Noseda and NSO prove simpatico partners in Ravel – Apr 26, 2019

At 24, Seong-Jin Cho already has a huge career as a …

Brownlee soars in Vocal Arts recital of Schumann and Sorey  – Apr 12, 2019

Tenor Lawrence Brownlee’s name rarely appears in print without the label …

Cleobury makes a valedictory tour stop with Kings College Choir – Mar 31, 2019

Stephen Cleobury is stepping down after 37 years at the helm …

Cantate Chamber Singers deliver delightful Handel with “Israel in Egypt” – Feb 25, 2019

There are several reasons why Handel’s oratorio Israel in Egypt made …

Apollo Orchestra brings vocal Strauss and Tchaikovsky symphony to a new audience – Feb 24, 2019

The Apollo Orchestra, which already performs all over Northwest DC and …