Archive for April, 2017

Houston Grand Opera’s “Abduction” takes a ride on the Orient Express – Apr 29, 2017

Does loading The Abduction from the Seraglio onto the Orient Express …

Halls leads DSO in fresh and vibrant “nature” program of Vivaldi and Beethoven – Apr 28, 2017

While this week’s concerts of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and guest …

Fort Worth Opera premiere makes the case for darkly brilliant “Voir Dire” – Apr 25, 2017

On a warm Sunday spring afternoon in Fort Worth a cold …

“Götterdämmerung” makes an electrifying climax to Houston Grand Opera’s high-tech Ring cycle – Apr 24, 2017

Houston Grand Opera’s first production of the complete  The Ring of …

Petrenko and Vähälä shine in a Houston Symphony program with Italian flair – Apr 24, 2017

The conductor, Vasily Petrenko, is Russian, and the soloist, violin player …

Babcock’s seductive performance heats up Fort Worth Opera’s “Carmen” – Apr 23, 2017

One of the joys of life-long opera viewing is the occasional …

A strong cast of singers lifts Dallas Opera’s “Norma” – Apr 23, 2017

The title role in Bellini’s Norma may be one of the …

Critic’s Choice – Apr 19, 2017

Wagner’s grand mythological, apocalyptic vision, Götterdämmerung, takes on a sci-fi-inspired aura …

Houston Symphony’s Spanish program features revived Cello Concerto   – Apr 14, 2017

Guest conductor Kazuki Yamada made his Houston Symphony debut Thursday evening …

Critic’s Choice – Apr 13, 2017

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco scored hundreds of Hollywood movies after coming to the …