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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Elizabeth DeShong

Sir Antonio Pappano conducts the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 37: Saluti da Roma as Pappano conducts Bernstein and Mahler

By , 10 August 2018
****1
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Olga Busuioc (Cio-Cio San) © Robbie Jack
Glyndebourne

Tears on the picnic lawn: Madama Butterfly makes her bow at the Glyndebourne Festival

By , 19 May 2018
***11
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Angela Meade (Semiramide) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A gaudy stand-and-sing Semiramide at the Met

By , 19 February 2018
**111
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Ermonela Jaho (Cio-Cio San) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Broken wings: Ermonela Jaho a devastating Madama Butterfly at Covent Garden

By , 27 March 2017
****1
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Sondra Radvanovsky (Norma) © Cory Weaver
Chicago

In new Norma, bel canto in the Iron Age

By , 28 January 2017
**111
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Matthew Rose (Bottom) and Kathleen Kim (Tytania) © Robert Workman
Glyndebourne

Enchanted Wood: dream of a Dream at Glyndebourne

By , 11 August 2016
*****
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Dmitry Belosselskiy (Zaccaria) © Cory Weaver
Chicago

A strongly cast Nabucco opens at Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 23 January 2016
****1
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Sandrine Piau (Tytania) with the Trinity Boys Choir © Patrick Berger
Aix-en-Provence

Robert Carsen's legendary production returns to its birthplace with a Dream cast

By , 04 July 2015
*****
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Utrecht

An Invigorating Performance of Elgar's The Kingdom by Edward Gardner in Holland

By , 03 April 2015
****1
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Rodion Pogossov (Figaro) and René Barbera (Almaviva) © Craig T Mathew
Los Angeles

Figaro Unbound in a charming, witty Barber of Seville in Los Angeles

By , 28 February 2015
*****
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Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Martin Sigmund
Houston

Fate, passion and control inspire Houston Symphony's Mozart Requiem

By , 20 November 2014
***11
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Elizabeth DeShong (Suzuki), Patricia Racette (Cio-Cio San) and Dwayne Croft (Sharpless) © Michael Cooper
Toronto

A passionate, female-first approach to Madama Butterfly

By , 10 October 2014
****1
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Elizabeth DeShong © Dario Acosta
New York City

Faith, Death, and Mozart: the Pittsburgh Symphony at Spring For Music

By , 10 May 2014
****1
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Kathleen Kim and Matthew Rose  ©  Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera, 2013
New York City

The Met celebrates Britten with A Midsummer Night's Dream

By , 11 October 2013
****1
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Jill Grove in Hansel and Gretel  ©  Dan Rest
Chicago

From fairy-tale to Freudian tale: Hansel and Gretel in Chicago

By , 16 December 2012
**111
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Claire Rutter as Lucrezia and Alastair Miles as Alphonso,  ©  Stephen Cummisky, ENO
London

Mike Figgis directs Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia at the ENO

By , 31 January 2011
***11
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