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From Russia with love

Martin Luther Clark and Samantha Long in Iolanta.

Martin Luther Clark and Samantha Long in Iolanta.

Under any circumstances, the Russian Opera Workshop’s radiant concert performance of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta would have been an event to celebrate. But coming at the conclusion of an intensive summer program of study, where more than 20 very promising young singers gained a new level of expertise and performance savvy—well, that makes it all the more special. Read more »

Manca la diva

With Sonya Yoncheva canceling the Philadelphia Orchestra’s performances of Tosca, who do you, the cher public, think will take her place?


There was wonder and magic Wednesday night in Philly when The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presented British tenor Mark Padmore and American pianist Jonathan Biss in a recital devoted to the songs of Schumann, Tippett, and Fauré. Read more »