This set of two of Mahler’s most popular symphonies features some excellent vocalism and strong musical leadership from conductor Paavo Järvi.
A reconceptualization of this classic Mozart opera that gets done in by excessive raunchiness and minimalist sets.
Somewhat perverse staging and bizarre costumes coupled with some vocal disappointments lets down what could have been a stellar Wiener StaatsOper production.
The Odeonsplatz Concert is a nicely done outdoor concert with a star tenor and baritone and superb musical direction and videography.
Basically a wrong-headed and off-balanced recreation of this timeless story, Mats Ek’s realization will draw few fans into this ballet
A brief but penetrating look at a conflicted musical genius who gave few interviews with the gaps filled in by colleagues and friends.
Paths Through the Labyrinth is a definitive musical biography of Poland’s greatest living composer, Krzysztof Penderecki
Thielemann takes his Dresden Staatskapelle forces on a satisfying journey through all of Brahms’ symphonies with excellent results
A beautifully filmed and directed rendition of one of Mozart’s supreme romantic comedies that is abetted by a great cast of young singers
The downscaling by maestro Dudamel and the histrionics of tenor Grigolo may not appeal to all viewers of this Verdi’s Requiem