Joe Cadagin

Joe Cadagin holds a doctorate in musicology from Stanford University, where he completed a dissertation on composer György Ligeti. He is a regular contributor to Opera News magazine. You can read more of his work here.

Articles By This Author

Joe Cadagin - May 10, 2022

The composer talks about the perception and reality of Latin American music and about a new work getting its world premiere with the LA Phil this week.

Joe Cadagin - June 14, 2021

The first opera in Cerise Lim Jacobs’s The Ouroboros Trilogy borrows heavily from Eastern lore and legends.

Joe Cadagin - December 19, 2020

A new recording reveals the composer’s intriguing mesh of ideas, influences, and techniques.

Joe Cadagin - August 10, 2020

David Hertzberg’s The Wake World is a sumptuous pleasure house of music.

Joe Cadagin - July 2, 2019

The semistaged opera highlights the orchestra’s season finale.

Joe Cadagin - April 2, 2019

Kaminsky’s strong music is the focal point of Opera Parallèle’s world-premiere production.

Joe Cadagin - February 4, 2019

The vibrant 1977 opera shines on this lovingly rendered CD reissue.

Joe Cadagin - November 20, 2018

Jake Heggie’s operatic adaptation of a singular holiday classic has its West Coast premiere.

Joe Cadagin - October 19, 2018

A straightforward production of Richard Strauss’s beautiful score.

Joe Cadagin - October 2, 2018

Leonidas Kavakos exploits contrasts in the Violin Concerto and Tilson Thomas finds a fresh approach to The Rite of Spring.