By Rebecca Schmid
BERLIN – The Deutsche Oper opened its season with a new edition of Meyerbeer’s opera known as L’Africaine, but under the original title, “Vasco da Gama,” and with a new power in the passion between queen and adventurer.
By Marc Shulgold
DENVER – The Colorado Symphony, seeking a successor to Andrew Litton, encountered a plausible candidate in James Feddeck. His Brahms Fourth shared a bill with the long snout of Michael Thornton’s Alphorn in a concerto.
By Kyle MacMillan
OMAHA, Neb. – After 123 years of bringing world-class music to Omaha, the Tuesday Musical Concert Series gives its final program on Oct. 6. It’s a bittersweet moment for the series’ organizers but also a sign of changing times.
By Mike Telin
CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Orchestra’s concert Sept. 27 at the new Maltz Performing Arts Center launched Violins of Hope Cleveland, a celebration of the human spirit through the voices of Holocaust-era stringed instruments.
By David Patrick Stearns
PHILADELPHIA – As its 116th season opens under Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Philadelphia Orchestra’s famously lush string sound is both a matter of branding and civic pride that’s larger than any single conductor who comes its way.
By Paul E. Robinson
DIGITAL REVIEW – An impressive debut CD by the Boston Symphony under Andris Nelsons for Deutsche Grammophon launches a planned series of Shostakovich symphonies from his anxious years in Stalin’s shadow.
By Judith Malafronte
New York – A revival of Franco Zeffirelli’s massive, intricate 1987 production of Turandot,
along with soprano Christine Goerke’s first local appearance in the title role, generated plenty of excitement at the Metropolitan Opera.