Classical Music Reviews

Every week, our professional critics attend concerts throughout the Bay Area to let you know what went well...and occasionally what didn't. Let their insights enrich your musical experiences, and feel free to share your own views!


Opera Review
June 26, 2015

A transfixing performance by the dramatic soprano and great work from the chorus were the selling points for the Symphony's cap to the Beethoven Festival.

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Opera Review
June 16, 2015

Mozart's brilliant opera provided needed comic relief at the War Memorial Opera House.

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Opera Review
June 15, 2015

The premiere of Marco Tutino's new opera delivered neo-Puccini without the punch or musical power.

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Opera Review
June 12, 2015

Dog Days takes Los Angeles Opera into the heart of post-apocalyptic darkness.

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Opera Review
June 9, 2015

Berlioz’s grandest of grand operas makes it to the War Memorial Opera House in a production that scores points on every level.

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Opera Review
May 25, 2015

The ambitious production overcomes what appeared to be opening night jitters with its fantastic cast.

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Opera Review
May 18, 2015

The symphony closes out the season with Leonard Bernstein’s comic operetta.

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Opera Review
May 4, 2015

A new chamber opera by Tarik O'Regan shows the continuing power of Conrad's story, despite some flaws.

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Opera Review
April 29, 2015

It was a delight to see conductor and musicians alike perform Monteverdi’s 1607 “favola in musica.”

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Opera Review
April 25, 2015

Patrick Morganelli’s operatic adaptation of the B-movie turns Italio-Grecian kitsch into modern American opera.

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