Classical Beat: Virginia Opera

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 12/09/2013

December concerts in review: of student-like recitals, opera, and concertmasters in the spotlight

Local musical highlights have included “Magic Flute,” the pianist Ji, and a controversial NSO review.

By Anne Midgette  |  02:41 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eschenbach, NSO, Strathmore, BSO, Kennedy Center, Vocal Arts DC, Phillips Collection, Virginia Opera, YCA

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Monday roundup: of geniuses and Verdi operas

Reviews from a big weekend of classical music in DC: Denk, Chase, “Falstaff,” and “Forza.”

By Anne Midgette  |  12:51 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WNO, WPAS, Virginia Opera, Atlas

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Glass in Virginia: two opera companies offer audiences more to love

The composer Philip Glass marked his 75th birthday last week with, among other things, the release and US premiere of his 9th symphony. But the biggest commemoration in this area comes from the Virginia Opera, which brings “Orphee” to Fairfax this coming weekend. In a recent article, I offered a brief overview of Virginia’s two, count them, opera companies.

By Anne Midgette  |  11:56 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Philip Glass, Virginia Opera