Classical Music Reviews

Every week, our professional critics attend concerts throughout the Bay Area to let you know what went well...and occasionally what didn't. Let their insights enrich your musical experiences, and feel free to share your own views!


Opera Review
June 12, 2015

Dog Days takes Los Angeles Opera into the heart of post-apocalyptic darkness.

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Opera Review
June 9, 2015

Berlioz’s grandest of grand operas makes it to the War Memorial Opera House in a production that scores points on every level.

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Opera Review
May 25, 2015

The ambitious production overcomes what appeared to be opening night jitters with its fantastic cast.

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Opera Review
May 18, 2015

The symphony closes out the season with Leonard Bernstein’s comic operetta.

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Opera Review
May 4, 2015

A new chamber opera by Tarik O'Regan shows the continuing power of Conrad's story, despite some flaws.

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Opera Review
April 29, 2015

It was a delight to see conductor and musicians alike perform Monteverdi’s 1607 “favola in musica.”

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Opera Review
April 25, 2015

Patrick Morganelli’s operatic adaptation of the B-movie turns Italio-Grecian kitsch into modern American opera.

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Opera Review
April 21, 2015

For the last production of its season, OSJ has hit the mark.

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Opera Review
April 20, 2015

The period-instrument ensemble joins forces with fellows from the San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship program to perform the Rossini opera.

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Opera Review
April 7, 2015

A well-played revival makes a convincing case for a rare opera.

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