Catherine Womack - August 31, 2021

The new chamber opera melds diverse strands of music, dance, and poetry to explore timeless themes of living in challenging times.

Richard S. Ginell - August 30, 2021

He and the LA Phil also revisit his debut with the orchestra via an electrifying Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5.

Richard S. Ginell - August 23, 2021

Gil Rose and company bracket Medea with an old favorite and a revealing Hand of Bridge.

Janos Gereben - August 23, 2021

The urgency of the music-making and acting were special as live opera emerged from the pall of the pandemic.

Jim Farber - August 16, 2021

The company links song cycles by Arnold Schoenberg and Kate Soper.

Jason Victor Serinus - August 16, 2021

But despite the star soprano, the recording has weaknesses.

David Bratman - August 10, 2021

New commissions by Gabriela Lena Frank and Sean Shepherd respond to the fires that devastated Santa Cruz County last year.

Richard S. Ginell - August 9, 2021

With loads of bells and whistles, the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park promises to be a nearly perfect venue for the energized orchestra.

Steven Winn - August 6, 2021

This second entry in ABS’s summer festival reveals both the pinnacles and pitfalls of reinterpreting the master.

Michael Zwiebach - August 3, 2021

The show has a lot of twists and turns, musically and dramatically, but the opera’s careful construction makes it a fun evening in the theater.