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
April 7, 2015

A well-played revival makes a convincing case for a rare opera.

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Opera Review
April 7, 2015

Donizetti's buoyant comedy was transposed to 1950s America in Jose Maria Condemi's staging for Conservatory Opera Theatre.

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Opera Review
March 24, 2015

Clear direction and fantastic singing make for a memorable performance of the tragic Italian opera.

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Opera Review
March 20, 2015

The cast, mostly made up of bunnies, delivered spectacle with a rare irreverence that was delightful to behold. A review from SFCV's Emerging Writer Program.

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Opera Review
March 10, 2015

In the second production of its inaugural season, Eileen Meredith's company delivered a well-cast double bill.

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Opera Review
March 3, 2015

Netia Jones, David Henry Hwang, and composer Unsuk Chin combined to make L.A. Philharmonic's Alice a theatrical thrill ride.

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Opera Review
March 3, 2015

Mezzo Susan Graham was inspiring in an afternoon of art songs about romantic love.

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Opera Review
February 23, 2015

The small company comes up trumps with a compelling production of the modern-day masterpiece.

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Opera Review
February 16, 2015

The Palo Alto-based company offers up a mostly pleasing, musically erratic Abduction from the Seraglio

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Opera Review
February 11, 2015

Mark Lanz Weiser's opera, at Opera San Jose, misses the mark

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