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 - November 7, 2016

SFO’s militantly fresh approach eschews the camels and kitsch and highlights outstanding performances, potent choreography, and unapologetically modern design.

Lisa Hirsch - October 17, 2016

Pitch-perfect performances and stark, elegant staging deliver an emotional wallop in this must-see production.

Lisa Hirsch - August 9, 2016

Two commissions honor Marin Alsop, the festivals founder and guiding light.

Lisa Hirsch - June 14, 2016

Vocally and orchestrally, this revival is as good as it gets.

Lisa Hirsch - May 2, 2016

Opera Parallèle delivers an imaginative production of Peter Maxwell Davies’ mysterious opera for three voices.

Lisa Hirsch - April 13, 2016

The early music ensemble delivers an earthy, thrilling program exploring the relationship of the sensual and the spiritual in Renaissance vocal music.

Lisa Hirsch - September 14, 2015

Extraordinary singing by Michael Fabiano was the main reward in an otherwise uninspiring performance.

Lisa Hirsch - September 9, 2015

From the “rat” Lohengrin to the violence-saturated Ring, Bayreuth 2015 featured disturbing but provoking images along with a lot of musical highlights.

Lisa Hirsch - August 11, 2015

You’d be forgiven if you haven’t heard of Rebel and Aubert, but ABS’ performance highlighted the inventiveness of their lesser-known works.

Lisa Hirsch - June 15, 2015

The premiere of Marco Tutino's new opera delivered neo-Puccini without the punch or musical power.