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Opera Pick of the Week If you liked The Bride of Frankenstein, you’ll love Charles Gounod’s Gothic thriller La Nonne Sanglante

October 14, 2021

A Classicist at Heart Whatever it might mean for him to “play the race card,” the tenor Russell Thomas isn’t having any

Opera Pick of the Week From San Francisco Opera, a bold new reading of Beethoven’s soul-stirring political thriller Fidelio

October 8, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Double déjà vu all over again: Il Trovatore, Verdi’s warhorse in excelsis, live from Los Angeles, with dueling heroes and two modern-day knights

October 1, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week As the Metropolitan Opera returns to live performance, an easy fix for fans hooked on the company’s once-complimentary nightly streams

September 24, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week More Verdi from Muti’s La Scala: the Spanish tragedy Il Trovatore

September 17, 2021

Curtain Up on a New Era The Lyric Opera of Chicago’s incoming music director, Enrique Mazzola, strives for golden-age excellence—and a new populism

Opera Pick of the Week From La Scala, a timeless account of Verdi’s Un Ballo In Maschera led by Riccardo Muti, his supreme living interpreter

September 10, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week The certain something in this pandemic Don Giovanni from Prague is the unique aura of the theater in which it was filmed

September 1, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Yuval Sharon’s Twilight: Gods crunches Richard Wagner’s four-night “Ring” cycle into a 60-minute crawl through a parking garage

August 27, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Stone Age Mozarteans up in arms about Munich’s new-school Idomeneo will still surrender to the incandescent Emily D’Angelo

August 20, 2021

The Music Man Meet Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, a proud Chicaksaw composer with a thing for Shostakovich

August 13, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Everest, Joby Talbot’s intimate epic, expands its already considerable reach as the world’s first (we think) graphic-novel opera

August 13, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week From the Boston Lyric Opera, a never-before-released video of Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, starring American soprano Deborah Voigt

August 6, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Streaming one night only, a new production of Tristan und Isolde from Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper with dream cast Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros

July 30, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week From Boston Lyric Opera in a bicoastal partnership with Long Beach Opera, the game-changing miniseries Desert In

July 23, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week In Lo Schiavo, Verdi’s forgotten Brazilian disciple tackles colonialism, South American style

July 17, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Virtual by necessity, the Los Angeles Opera’s shadow-puppet Œdipus Rex capitalizes on artistic techniques refined during the pandemic

June 26, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week From the Grand Théâtre de Genève and the Opéra de Lille, Debussy’s enigmatic Pelléas et Mélisande in a yin-yang pair of new productions

June 26, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week On Site Opera’s The Road We Came explores Black music history in New York City with walking tours of Manhattan and Harlem

June 25, 2021

Classical Music’s Underdog The 24-year-old violinist Randall Goosby has shot to fame on an instrument he named “LeBron”

Opera Pick of the Week The Opéra de Paris comes back to life with The Satin Slipper, Marc-André Dalbavie’s epic of thwarted desire

June 18, 2021