‘No path is easy’: Black opera singers detail struggles

More than 60 years after Marian Anderson broke the color barrier at the Met, Black singers still face unique obstacles within the opera industry. "We've made some strides, but not a whole lot," said Professor Naomi Andre.

Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes on revisiting a beloved 150-year-old concerto to open the CSO season

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 season will start with a much-loved concerto in a performance by two artists picking up the piece for the first time in a while. In a phone interview with WFMT, pianist Leif Ove Andsnes says that he hasn’t played the Grieg piano concerto in more than a decade. And according to Andsnes, Riccardo Muti says ...

Playlist: 2017’s Best Classical Christmas Recordings

These nine recordings are sure to make your spirits bright this holiday season.

Stream: Chanticleer Shares Holiday Music From Around the World, Live in the WFMT Studios

Hear what the holidays in 17th century Mexico and Canada might have sounded like with these special live performances by internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble Chanticleer.

‘What’s That Opera, Doc?’: 10 Operas You’ll Recognize from the Big Screen

Music from some of the most beloved operas in the repertoire has found its way into famous scenes in cinema. Here are 10 times operatic excerpts underscored important moments on the big screen.