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Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

MSO celebrates early Beethoven

The “Edo factor” was in full gear at the All-Beethoven Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert last Saturday evening. With music director Edo de Waart as conductor, the MSO is a disciplined, efficient entity. There were no guest artists in this meat-and-potatoes orchestral program
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012
I have always admired the continuing exploration of literature that is a fundamental aspect of the Prometheus Trio. Over the years I have heard quite a bit of music on their concerts never before encountered. Such was the case with Frank Bridge’s Trio...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Idomeneo, Mozart's early masterwork, was potential largely unrealized in the Florentine Opera last weekend. Almost all the principals in the cast sang well, and the amazing score was there, demanding to be heard. Still, it wasn't enough to make...
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Florentine Opera presents 'Idomeneo'

Regarded as Mozart's first great opera, Idomeneo was a remarkable breakthrough for the 24-year...
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
From high above the stage, a couple of rows of cymbal-banging monkey toys stand guard over the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre. The stage itself is filled with an eye-popping variety of instruments that make noise when struck. This is the...
03.20.2011 | | Posted at 02:41 PM

The Skylight’s pleasantly disorienting juxtaposition in COSI FAN TUTTE

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Skylight Opera Theatre’s latest Mozart opera opens with a recording of Frank Sinatra. There’s that distinctive sound of the orchestra tuning-up, then the curtain speech. The light’s dim, and there’s the distinctive sound of Frank (or was it Tony Bennett?) singing about Chicago. The song feels a few vague years out of synch with the era of the production, which is itself a few hundre...

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