Classically Speaking Archive

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Madison Symphony Closes Season With Two Legacies

Madison Symphony Closes Season With Two Legacies

“A Gershwin Legacy” has a musical meaning for the concert—and for John DeMain’s career

May 2014
'Dead Man Walking' Conquers Another City

'Dead Man Walking' Conquers Another City

Madison Opera’s presentation of the Prejean/Heggie/McNally masterpiece lives up to all of the advance billing

April 2014
Full Extension: Madison Opera Ready to Raise the Curtain on 'Dead Man Walking'

Full Extension: Madison Opera Ready to Raise the Curtain on 'Dead Man Walking'

An afternoon and evening with Sister Helen Prejean and Jake Heggie wraps up nearly two months of “Extending the Stage”

April 2014
A Singer without a Pedigree Gives a Life and Death Performance

A Singer without a Pedigree Gives a Life and Death Performance

Baritone Michael Mayes brings his definitive portrayal of the title character of 'Dead Man Walking' to Madison

April 2014
Farlow’s UW Opera Farewell an Afternoon of Smiles

Farlow’s UW Opera Farewell an Afternoon of Smiles

In his last production for University Opera, William Farlow directs an attentive and great sounding cast in Berlioz’s “Beatrice et Benedict”

April 2014
Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra Goes Big Before Going Home

Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra Goes Big Before Going Home

Andrew Sewell invites a whole bunch of old friends on to the Capitol Theater stage to close the indoor season

April 2014
When DeMain Is Away, How Does the Madison Symphony Play?

When DeMain Is Away, How Does the Madison Symphony Play?

Guest conductor Julian Wachner produces a blistering first half, followed by a mostly fine Mozart “Requiem”

April 2014
St. Bernard Players’ 'South Pacific' Has Enchantment and More

St. Bernard Players’ 'South Pacific' Has Enchantment and More

The community theater group serves up a classic where the whole experience is greater than the sum of its parts

March 2014
Fresco Opera Brings a New Kind of March Madness to Madison

Fresco Opera Brings a New Kind of March Madness to Madison

“Opera Smackdown” is the company’s latest scheme to introduce opera to the wary—and spice it up for traditional fans

March 2014
A Piano Concerto Doubleheader, and Beethoven to the Max

A Piano Concerto Doubleheader, and Beethoven to the Max

Yefim Bronfman teams up with DeMain and the Madison Symphony for some unforgettable Beethoven

March 2014

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