Jim Farber - September 26, 2023

James Conlon’s strong, insightful direction of the singers and orchestra meets a less imaginative production.

Simon Cohen - September 26, 2023

The work, now at SF Opera, promises a deep dive into the complicated technologist, but does it weigh his character or just celebrate his legacy?

Joe Cadagin - September 26, 2023

A new recording showcases the composer’s latest opera, a dark amalgamation of two literary works.

Richard S. Ginell - September 25, 2023

These recordings led by Gustavo Dudamel in February of this year capture some of the pianist’s most thrilling work to date.

Richard S. Ginell - September 15, 2023

Karen Kamensek leads performances of The Planets and Glass’s First Violin Concerto that get there in the end.

Steven Winn - September 14, 2023

In a work laced with action-movie passion, soprano Angel Blue and mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk are incisive and alluring.

Jason Victor Serinus - September 12, 2023

A new recording showcases Paola Prestini and Mark Campbell’s opera about a stuffed rabbit’s tumultuous journey.

Richard S. Ginell - September 5, 2023

Dig into these recordings from almost a century ago to hear how far interpretations of this monumental composer have come.

Lev Mamuya - August 29, 2023

Josh Shaw’s clever update is of a piece with the original and has great singing to boot.

Jason Victor Serinus - August 29, 2023

The high-flying tenor sings works grounded in the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance.