Lisa Hirsch

Lisa Hirsch is a technical writer. She studied music at Brandeis and Stony Brook, and blogs about classical music and opera at Iron Tongue of Midnight.

Articles By This Author

Lisa Hirsch - February 3, 2020

The conductor laureate elicits a nuanced performance of this underperformed gem from the SF Symphony.

Lisa Hirsch - January 20, 2020

Wolfe’s piece figures prominently in a mélange of a concert.

Lisa Hirsch - November 26, 2019

One myth, four takes, 240 years of opera history.

Lisa Hirsch - September 23, 2019

A John Adams premiere and Daniil Trifonov playing Rachmaninoff round out the evening.

Lisa Hirsch - August 20, 2019

A new opera from Poul Ruders reimagines a Grimm fairy tale.

Lisa Hirsch - August 12, 2019

The composer’s work, based on a women’s vocal tradition of Hunan Province, dominates the festival’s Saturday concert.

Lisa Hirsch - February 26, 2019

Berlioz’s mammoth work has undergone something of a revival. Singers Brandon Jovanovich and Christian Van Horn share their experiences from three recent productions.

Lisa Hirsch - February 19, 2019

The history of French opera begins not in Paris but at that infamous royal residence.

Lisa Hirsch - January 22, 2019

Works by living composers reveal the composer’s ongoing influence.

Lisa Hirsch - December 4, 2018

Great singing and savvy production values infuse robust life into Giovanni Porta’s forgotten Baroque opera.