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Review: ‘From the Diary of Sally Hemings’ at Unison Media

The New York premiere of William Bolcom’s composition, From the Diary of Sally Hemings, could not be more timely. With so much news focused...

A Look Back at Opera Philadelphia’s O17 Festival and ‘The Magic...

When Opera Philadelphia’s O17 Festival was announced in October of 2015, the company headlined its importation of the Berlin’s Komische Oper (Comic Opera) production...

Fringe Encore Series Review: ‘Opera Mouse’ at SoHo Playhouse in NYC

An engaging storyteller, a gifted soprano, and a natural with children, Melanie Gall brings her warmth, talent, and stage presence to the Fringe Encore...

Review: ‘EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth’ at The Theatre at...

Renowned as the greatest American Shakespearean actor of his day, Edwin Booth (1833-93), the brother of Abraham Lincoln’s killer John Wilkes Booth, could have...

Review: ‘Kabarett & Cabaret’ at The In Series

Like Liza Minnelli’s in Cabaret, the unforgettable image of Marlene Dietrich hovers over Kabarett & Cabaret, a production of the 2015-16 In Series at...

Review: ‘Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical’ at Olney Theatre Center

Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical, in its world premiere at The Olney Theatre Center, is worthy of an endless stream of accolades including 'dazzling,'...

Review: ‘Bizet’s Carmen in Havana’ at The In Series

The In Series wows again with one of their trademark reimaginings: Carmen in Havana, which takes the essential scenes from Bizet’s classic and adds...

The Philadelphia Orchestra Presented by Washington Performing Arts at Strathmore

Composers wrote great ballet and opera music for two reasons. The first was to help dancers and singers to portray characters and tell their...

Violinist Ji Young Lim at the Phillips Collection

Somebody must have rung a bell and instructed judges at all international music competitions to start awarding prizes to young classical musicians who already...

‘Carmen’ at Washington National Opera (Cast #2-9/20/15)

Washington National Opera  opens its 60th season with Georges Bizet’s iconic verismo opera, Carmen, directed by E. Loren Meeker. Arguably the most popular work in the operatic...

‘Carmen’ at Washington National Opera (Cast 1-9/19/15)

The Washington National Opera launches their 60th season with a visually gorgeous and vocally stunning Carmen. Clémentine Margaine takes on the role of the gypsy...

The National Philharmonic’s 10th Anniversary Concert at The Music Center at...

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 may be based on the poem “Ode to Joy,” but that doesn’t mean the epic symphony holds a monopoly on...

Standout CDs of Three Rising Classical Artists: Einav Yarden, Yevgeny Kutik,...

Debut recordings by emerging classical performers face enormous challenges. There’s the issue of finding unique material or a unique voice after so much music...

DC Area Soprano Danielle Talamantes On Her CD Signing on Sunday...

Rising local soprano Danielle Talamantes talks about the Met, concert music, and the opera singer’s life Politicians and lobbyists running to catch the Acela at...

‘Sweeney Todd’ at Virginia Opera Company

Fog was already filling the vast Concert Hall at the George Mason University Center for the Arts when I settled in to watch the...

‘Venus and Adonis (U-Venas No Adonisi)’ by the Isango Ensemble’ at...

Playing in repertory with Mozart's The Magic Flute - Impempe Yomlingo at Shakespeare Theatre Company is the season opener of their STC: Presentation Series...

‘Carmen’ at Virginia Opera at George Mason University’s Center for the...

Things were very fiery this past Friday night at the GMU Center for the Arts as the Virginia Opera brings a new and exciting...

‘La Señorita de Tacna (The Young Lady From Tacna)’ at GALA...

Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2010, always wanted to be a playwright. La Señorita de Tacna,...

Meet The Guest Soloists of YAA & MCYO’s ‘Madama Butterly &...

Meet the performers and guest soloists of Young Artists of America and Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras' production of Madama Butterfly and Miss Saigon which...

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