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Maryland Lyric Opera’s ‘Don Carlo’ is musically impressive but complicated

The real passionate relationship in this production is carried by a bromance.

‘Parable of the Sower’ at Strathmore becomes a musical community ritual

Called a 'congregational opera' by its creators, Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon, the performance offered up a benediction of hope and faith.

WNO’s ‘Così fan tutte’ is a treat as tasty as a...

At Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera offers a delectable evening of lighter-than-air meringue fare.

Washington National Opera’s ‘Written in Stone’: opera as American as apple...

Four world premieres at Kennedy Center point to the future of the art form and tell stories that relate directly to the American experience.

‘Written in Stone,’ four monumental mini-operas, debuts at Kennedy Center

The new Washington National Opera work is provocative, sweeping, intriguing, and chockful of some of the best voices and creatives of the 21st century.

Maryland Lyric Opera in concert delivers a sublime ‘Turandot’

In Strathmore’s glowing wood auditorium with its stellar acoustics, each familiar tune was more glorious than the last.

IN Series’ free opera ‘Black Flute’ to premiere online Saturday

A bold, brazen, and Black engagement with Mozart’s 'Magic Flute' and by extension with the western canon of music.

‘…(Iphigenia)’ opera at Kennedy Center pushes musical boundaries

The creators have thrown away the rulebook. It’s not jazz exactly and certainly not classical contemporary.

IN Series reimagines ‘A Fairy Queen’ as an old-time radio program

In Artistic Director Timothy Nelson's knowledgeable hands, the device comes off not like a gimmick but as a doorway into discovery.

CUA’s ‘Orlofsky’s Gala’ showcases operetta faves and top-tier talent

The Catholic University of America greets audiences with gusto in this charming operetta revue.

Enjoying supernatural thrills with Baltimore Concert Opera’s ‘The Medium’

This local gem of an opera company continues to attract top-tier talent.

‘Black Flute’ from IN Series to screen free Friday on National...

Mozart's 'Magic Flute' reconceived with Black voices central to performance and production.

Opera for everybody: Catching up with Baltimore Concert Opera’s Julia Cooke

The Artistic and General Director on BCO's appeal to people who are new to opera and to aficionados who have been fans their entire lives.

Dispatch from Glimmerglass on the Grass: ‘Songbird’ and ‘Il Trovatore’

The famous opera festival in Cooperstown, New York, now in its 46th year, has been reimagined as a whole new adventure.

Opera Lafayette takes a French comic classic to the Old West

Take any decent road trip through the American West and you’re bound to pass half a dozen old opera houses in varying states of...

IN Series’s emotional ‘Orphée et Eurydice’ evokes loss of a loved...

Orphée et Eurydice, a streaming production of the IN Series online program Invision, The Logan Operahouse Without Walls, is a cleverly updated version of...

IN Series’s ‘Orphée et Eurydice’ strikes chord of COVID love and...

IN Series returns to the original revolutionary opera, Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice, for an intimate film experience exploring love, loss, and grief during a...

Urban Arias’ ‘The Roost’ takes a steamy look at a couple...

The Decameron Opera Coalition, a collection of different opera companies throughout the United States, has created a unique event, inspired by classic literature and...

The future of opera in the time of pandemic: A Q&A...

I spoke with Adam Turner, Artistic Director of the Virginia Opera, on Tuesday, September 15, about how a regional opera company weathers COVID and...

Virginia Opera is all about Stayin’ Alive

With live performances shut down since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, artists unemployed, and income streams disrupted, performing arts organizations continue to face...