Farewells to a Season…and Some Friends

Madison Symphony closes its season with more than one goodbye   Friday night was the first of the final set of programs this season by the Madison Symphony Orchestra. As has become the custom, the concerts feature a major choral work, and the audience may have had more than the usual number of single-ticket buyers… Continue reading Farewells to a Season…and Some Friends

Making a Spectacle of Themselves

Madison Opera presents The Tales of Hoffman illuminated by flashes of brilliance   In making a list of shortcomings (and it is a short list) of Madison Opera’s production of The Tales of Hoffman Friday night at the Overture Center, an inevitable conclusion is reached: the fault lies not in their stars, but inevitably, in… Continue reading Making a Spectacle of Themselves

Madison Opera Stands Tall for “Little Women”

(Eric Neuville as Laurie and Courtney Miller as Meg in Mark Adamo’s Little Women. Photo by James Gill). In presenting Mark Adamo’s 1998 operatic treatment of Little Women, Madison Opera continued a strong and welcome tradition of presenting worthy recent works, particularly by American composers, and effectively utilizing the more intimate Capitol Theater. When a… Continue reading Madison Opera Stands Tall for “Little Women”