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From Paris Opera, hear a star-studded cast that includes Thomas Hampson as Richard Nixon and Renée Fleming as Pat Nixon, with John Matthew Myers as Chairman Mao.
The renowned musicologist Roger Parker surveys some of the neglected works restored and recorded by Opera Rara.
This year’s Grammys, the 65th annual ceremony, takes place on Sunday, February 5.
The Recording Academy announced its 2023 Grammy nominations on November 15, 2022.
All Souls Day (November 2) is a day of prayer and remembrance for departed loved ones observed in many branches of Christianity.
The John Adams opera Nixon in China will have eight performances at the Bastille in March and April.
Banner works by Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Prokofiev headline Muti’s three CSO residencies, ahead of the conclusion of his tenure with Beethoven’s Missa solemnis.
Plus a world premiere, Chicago-set take on ‘The Barber of Seville’ and the return of ‘West Side Story’
Renée Fleming and conductor and pianist Yannick Nézet-Séguin brainstormed on songs they could perform together at a piano.
Chicago native soprano Ailyn Pérez speaks to us about some of her favorite Latin American and Spanish music and shares a playlist of influential singers and music.
Lyric Opera of Chicago’s season opens this weekend in truly unprecedented fashion: with a virtual gala.
Find out how to register for a free digital Q&A with Renée Fleming, offered as part of the Met’s free student streams program.
Renée Fleming, Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Roberto Alagna, and Bryn Terfel are among 38 opera stars in 13 nations scheduled for the Metropolitan Opera’s At-Home gala, which will be streamed live on April 25.
On Wednesday, February 12, Lyric Opera of Chicago general director Anthony Freud and music director Sir Andrew Davis announced the company’s 66th season. A North American premiere, a Midwest premiere, and a special opening night concert with Renée Fleming are among the highlights. The 2020-2021 season will also be Sir Andrew’s last as music director.
The 2010s were a tumultuous decade, replete with astounding artistic highlights, superlative new voices, and watershed moments of reckoning. WFMT hosts and staff reflect on what the past decade brought for classical music, and what the new decade may have in store.
Giordani had a heart attack at his home in Sicily.
Plácido Domingo has starred on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera for a whopping 50 years — and is still singing, amazingly, at age 78.
The “People’s Diva” first delighted Chicago audiences as she performed the title role in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah in 1993.
It will mark Muti’s tenth-anniversary season as music director as well as the 250th birthday of Beethoven. Muti conducts all of Beethoven’s symphonies over the course of the season, culminating in the triumphant Symphony No. 9 in June 2020.
Soprano Renée Fleming will perform at the Washington National Cathedral for the memorial service of late U.S. Senator John McCain.
Looking back on his many years experiencing great music in Chicago, Carl shares some of his very favorite performances.
In her commencement address, “the people’s diva” focused on an overarching theme: use your voice. “Find your voice, develop and care for it, and make it heard for years to come.”
Between 1952 and 1997, Studs Terkel invited some of the world’s best musicians to join him for his hour-long radio program on WFMT.
As classical music and opera evolve into the 21st century, so must musicians. Star soprano Renée Fleming explains what every young singer should do.
Though dance has been an important part of opera production since the genre was born in the late 16th century, dance is not incorporated into modern opera productions as often, perhaps, as it could be or should be.