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BWW Reviews: Soprano Karita Mattila Shimmers in Strauss's FOUR LAST SONGS at Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow

Of all the music that Richard Strauss wrote during his long career—and he'd composed almost 60 songs and more than 40 piano works by the time he was 18—perhaps none are more gorgeous and moving than... (more...)

by Peter Danish

Pianist Tanya Bannister has managed to do something very rare with her new CD. She has taken the standard recital disc and remade it into something fresh and different. 'The Intimate Concertos' is a c... (more...)

BWW Reviews: Furlanetto Conquers La Mancha - With Dignity
by Erica Miner

For two magical hours, Ferruccio Furlanetto lifted an embattled San Diego Opera from its doldrums to the lofty heights only such an artist can invoke, in his exquisite rendering of Jules Massenet's no... (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mainly Mozart Worships Schubert in Carlsbad
by Erica Miner

A cadre of chamber music's finest performers performed a program to please Schubert and Mozart lovers alike (more...)

BWW Reviews: I AM HARVEY MILK a Hit With Combined Chorus of St. Louis and Kansas City
by Steve Wilson

The Heartland Men's Chorus and the Gateway Men's Chorus from St. Louis, Mo. united on Friday night March 29 at the Folly Theater in Kansas City, Mo. The combined chorus presented I Am Harvey Milk, wi... (more...)

BWW Reviews: Triumphal March to Brilliance - Verdi's REQUIEM at San Diego Opera
by Erica Miner

Otello. Aida. Don Carlo. The comparisons are irresistible. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WOZZECK Redux - Levine and the Met Orchestra Show Vienna Who's Boss
by Richard Sasanow

When the Vienna State Opera visited New York at the end of February, it brought Alban Berg's WOZZECK to Carnegie Hall as part of the “Vienna: City of Dreams” festivities. With the big sound of the Vie... (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD Is a Killer at the New York Philharmonic
by Richard Sasanow

Like the young Anthony Hope in Stephen Sondheim's scintillating SWEENEY TODD, “I've sailed the world, beheld its wonders…,” with SWEENEY TODDs ranging from the original cast in New York, to an all-Jap... (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mandy Patinkin and Patti LuPone Join Baltimore Symphony's 2014-15 Season
by Charles Shubow

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra previews next season with highlights. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Performs Beethoven, Barber and Bartok
by Peter Danish

New York City has lots of big attractions that people around the world are well aware of. But New York City also has smaller gems that don't get the same attention but still shine just as brightly. Th... (more...)

BWW Reviews: Carnegie Hall's Audience Votes for WOZZECK from Vienna State Opera
by Richard Sasanow

Was baritone Thomas Hampson looking for some last-minute pointers at last night's concert performance of Alban Berg's WOZZECK with the Vienna State Opera/Vienna Philharmonic under music director Franz... (more...)

BWW Reviews: Fans of NEW YORK CITY BALLET 'See the Music' of Three 20th Century Violin Concertos
by Sondra Forsyth

Balanchine once said, "See the music, hear the dance". The audience at the Koch Theater on the afternoon of February 22nd 2014 had the opportunity to do exactly that when the works of three very diffe... (more...)

BWW Reviews: Follow the Lieder, Part Two--JONAS KAUFMANN Conquers Carnegie
by Richard Sasanow

What does an opera singer do on his night off from singing the title role in Massenet's WERTHER in a new production at the Metropolitan? If he's the charismatic wunder-tenor Jonas Kaufmann, he heads o... (more...)

BWW Reviews: French-Greek Tenor George Perris Makes Sensational New York Debut
by Peter Danish

French-Greek Tenor George Perris makes sensational debut at Lincoln Center's Allen Room. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SF Symphony Hosts A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS
by Harmony Wheeler

"Beautiful." "Overwhelming." "Beyond description." All simple words to explain music and its connection to our souls. But Jon Burlingame has a natural, pleasant way of describing music. The leading wr... (more...)

BWW Reviews: Best Date Night Ever: San Diego Opera's ELIXIR OF LOVE
by Erica Miner

Once more, with feeling! This year's SDO Valentine offering, Donizetti's 1832 comic masterpiece, 'Elixir of Love,' echoed last season's midwinter love fest, the composer's 'Daughter of the Regiment.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Opera Philadelphia Presents Golijov's AINADAMAR
by Marakay Rogers

Opera Philadelphia presents its staging of Golijov's controversial short opera on Garcia Lorca (more...)

BWW Reviews: DRUMS AND DVORAK Collide at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
by Jessica Dennett

The performance began with a Prelude video about Colin Currie who is a famed Percussionist and who was the guest performer of the evening. It was interesting but unnecessary, and a rather lack luster ... (more...)

BWW Reviews: Michael W. Smith Shines at Kennedy Center Concert Debut
by Jennifer Perry

A rare concert event proved to be a must-see. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Baltimore Symphony's Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch Highlights Strength of His Music and Character
by Jennifer Perry

A heartfelt tribute to a great composer, one has to admire the musicianship on display at this concert. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Baltimore Symphony's 'Off the Cuff': Dvorak's New World Symphony
by Charles Shubow

Maestra Marin Alsop conducts a music appreciation evening for lovers of Dvoraks's 9th Symphony before a packed house. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hartford Stage, Hartford Symphony Orchestra Collaborate on Dreamy MIDSUMMER NIGHT
by Lauren Yarger


BWW Reviews: Modernist Score Releases Trials of Skylight's El Cimarrón
by Peggy Sue Dunigan

The truth in a story can move an audience to powerful reflection. The Skylight Music Theatre presents a brief production run of El Cimarron in the Studio Theatre to open 2014. A stage where the uncomf... (more...)

BWW Reviews: WEST SIDE STORY Still Shows Many Faces
by Erica Miner

The day Leonard Bernstein died, a sense of gut-wrenching loss pervaded the musical world. Anyone who had watched and listened to his extraordinary music making could not help but be affected by his pa... (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bernadette Peters' New Year's Eve Concert at the Eccles Center Was a Smashing Success
by Tyler Hinton

Bernadette Peters' New Year's Eve concert at the Eccles Center, presented by the Park City Institute, was a smashing success. The concert was a thoroughly entertaining opportunity to see a living leg... (more...)

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by Peter Danish