Michael Zwiebach - August 2, 2022

West Edge Opera’s staging, in collaboration with Papermoon Opera Productions, turns everyday stuff into magic.

Josef Woodard - August 2, 2022

The first weekend back after a three-year hiatus is full of hope for the future of new music.

Nicholas Jones - August 2, 2022

The company’s cast of regulars excels in one of Handel’s great dramatic works.

Andrew Gilbert - August 1, 2022

The legendary player brought a top-notch quartet to the Healdsburg venue, a preview of sorts for the Bay Area jazz season.

Steven Winn - July 26, 2022

Paul Dukas’ Ariane & Bluebeard gets a superb production with commanding lead performances.

Jason Victor Serinus - July 25, 2022

The tenor gets personal in this heartfelt song cycle, recently recorded along with two of Muhly’s other major works.

Jim Farber - July 19, 2022

Myth meets metaverse, and Yuval Sharon meets Gustavo Dudamel, in the LA Phil’s performance of Act 3 of Wagner’s opera.

Jeff Kaliss - July 19, 2022

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City brought kinetic, exciting musicmaking to downtown Napa.

Andrew Gilbert - July 18, 2022

The Berkeley native, joined by singer Sami Stevens, shares a remarkable set in this small venue.

David Bratman - July 18, 2022

The summer’s opening program lets everyone — vocalists, concerto soloists, and orchestra — shine.