In their best moments, the mezzo and pianist Ted Sperling were near-ideal Bernstein-isti.
What R. B. Schlather’s visually arresting production has to do with the opera remains a mystery.
Fine voices and musical values here far outshine a cliché-ridden production.
Anna Netrebko and Anita Rachvelishvili shine especially bright in this worthy revival.
Robert Carsen’s 28-year-old production comes to America. It was worth the wait.
AVA’s Rusalka—a rare venture into the Slavic repertoire—left a divided impression.
Together, Bernstein’s Kaddish and Rossini’s Stabat Mater made for one of Philadelphia Orchestra’s finest concerts in recent memory.
A charming and unusual song program showcased AVA’s rising group of singers.
Two highly satisfying evenings, more evenly drawn than I had expected.
Singing doesn’t get better than this.