Blog Profile / The Classical Beat

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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

American music for an inaugural week

Noseda and NSO offer light music with dark undertones in an all-American program.

Opera as lively art — or not-so-lively

“The Dictator’s Wife” falls flat, but WNO’s festival of new opera is on the right track.

At a moment of transition, NSO offers the old-new: 20th-century classical works

Sir Mark Elder conducted an entertaining evening of Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and, again, “The Firebird.”

A new opera about a dictator may or may not be about Trump. It depends whom you ask.

No one imagined that, by the time of the premiere, the satire about authoritarian regimes might hit so close to home.

The ‘N’ in NSO stands for ‘National,’ and sometimes ‘Neighborhood’

With its sixth annual In Your Neighborhood series, the orchestra seeks to extend its reach.

Guard of Honor?

Do the Kennedy Center Honors reward excellence or popularity? Even they aren’t sure.

A woman’s distant opera takes the Met stage

The Met stages its first opera by a female composer in more than a century, and though it may not be an opera, it sure is lovely.

NSO ‘Messiah’ shows strengths of a tradition of change

Handel expert Laurence Cummings brings fluidity and tenderness to this year’s outing

When musicians risk painting themselves into corners

The U-Md. Symphony Orchestra’s “Great Migration” and the InSeries’s “Goyescas.”

Thwarting expectations with the standard repertoire

Virginia Opera offers a “Barber of Seville” that’s as much fun as the opera is supposed to be.

Et tu, Golijov? The Met’s bumpy road with new opera.

Osvaldo Golijov won’t be writing a new opera for the Met. But neither will a number of other composers the company commissioned.

Royal Concertgebouw makes a mark with the overfamiliar in D.C.

The great orchestra made the most of yet another Mahler Fifth at the Kennedy Center.

The sorely neglected opera that, performed like WCO did, could make opera a hit

The entire Washington Concert Opera case showed why “Hérodiade” was once popular.

An opera star is born — with years of hard work

The Castleton Festival put Joyce El-Khoury on the map. Six years later, she’s reaping the rewards.

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