Lloyd Schwartz, classical music critic for NPR's "Fresh Air," remembers soprano Phyllis Curtin, who died at her home in the Berkshires Sunday.
Opera seria, or "serious opera," is one of the most difficult of all operatic genres with the bravura arias challenging singers with some of the greatest technical demands ever imposed...
The production is the latest in a series of BLO performances that have struck out due to misguided attempts at searching for greater relevance.
Conductor William Christie and his Baroque music group Les Arts Florissants return to Boston for a 17th and 18th century musical extravaganza.
Kent Nagano says that Wednesday night's concert by the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal at Symphony Hall is a program relevant "to our time today."
The principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra makes his second return to Boston with a program of mostly unusual repertoire, including several pieces apparently never performed by the BSO.
Pierre Boulez, who died this week at 90, was not only a great conductor and composer. He was, Lloyd Schwartz says, the voice of, and for, the modern world.
Roth returns to Symphony Hall in two fascinating programs this month and Lloyd Schwartz can't wait to hear him.
The fascinating Cyclorama venue and interesting repertoire for its Opera Annex productions prove to be the BLO's most compelling choices, says critic Lloyd Schwartz.
The most glamorous 20th-century music coming up is surely the rare appearance in Boston of the stupendous Ensemble Intercontemporain.
Odyssey Opera brings Massenet’s “Le Cid," to Jordan Hall this September, offering audiences a rare look at one of the forgotten greats.
A look at The Poets' Theatre's upcoming season, which includes Beckett's four short plays starring women: "Ceremonies of Departure."
In its 10th season, Boston Midsummer Opera goes back to the 19th century with Friedrich von Flotow's "Martha."
The week-long festival (July 20 to 27) focuses on music by Tanglewood Music Center faculty and alums and includes the premieres of 15 new commissions in honor of TMC's 75th...
The Boston Pops production of "Simply Sondheim" was one of the best evenings of show tunes in years, writes Lloyd Schwartz.
The BEMF offers a rare treat for early music aficionados by staging three Monteverdi operas, some of the earliest to survive from the 17th century, together.
Despite the money put into it and Matthew Aucoin's intense efforts, "Crossing," developed by the A.R.T. at the Schubert Theatre, did not reach its full maturity, says Lloyd Schwartz.
Odyssey Opera completes its unconventional second season with what it’s calling “British Invasion,” a series of fully staged operas new to most Bostonians, with a bonus concert of short operas...
This April, Benjamin Zander, music director of the Boston Philharmonic, steps into the world of Wagner and the young director continues to settle in to the BSO with a program...
One of the great opera composers of the 20th century, Leos Janácek's romantic tragedy "Kátya Kabanová" will be at the Boston Lyric Opera March 13-22. Charles Dutoit conducts Karol Szymanowski’s...