Baritone José Van Dam
Nomi Baumgarti

February 19

This week, we continue a month-long celebration of February-born operas, with the Opéra-Comique's first opera of the 20th century, Gustav Charpentier's rarely-performed "Louise."

Soprano Jessye Norman
Carol Friedman

February 26

This week, we conclude a month-long celebration of operas "born" in February, with the glorious Jessye Norman in Richard Strauss' demanding "Ariadne auf Naxos."

Interested in Steve Jobs, Georgia O'Keefe or Alice in Wonderland? They are all explored in new music in the upcoming American concert season.

"They killed my mother in the doorway." How's that for an opening line?

We're talking opera — specifically, the aria "La mamma morta" from Umberto Giordano's 1896 French Revolution thriller Andrea Chénier. The soprano is Anna Netrebko.

A very deep-seated history informs a conductor's North American debut at the Boston Lyric Opera's new production of Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow.