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Symphony review: Welcome back, MSO

It's good to sit in the audience in Overture Hall and watch Madison Symphony Orchestra conductor John De Main lead a packed house in singing the national anthem.

Wineke: Madison Opera performs Beethoven's only opera

Groups other than Madison Opera have performed Beethoven's "Fidelio," too, but the Madison performance Friday (it repeats Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Overture Center) was really one of the most enjoyable musical events in Madison for quite some time.

Wineke: Sara Chang rocks the symphony

The Madison Symphony Orchestra's weekend concert features an all-Scandinavian program, one that might be expected to be both somewhat tense and somewhat dour.

Review: Christmas with the MSO

Melody Moore, the soprano who sang the title role of Tosca in this fall's Madison Opera production returned to the city to sing Christmas songs.

Don Giovanni is a treat for all the senses

You have to hand it to Don Juan; the dude was quite a hit with the ladies, and when the Madison Opera took up his cause in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" this weekend, the legendary libertine showed why.

Opera review: 'Don Giovanni' a treat for the senses

Kelly Markgraf, who made his Madison Opera debut Friday, filled the Overture Center stage, not just with his voice but with never-stop action. It wasn't hard to see that the women of the cast might fall in love with him.

MSO's own Naha Greenholtz thrill audience

The Madison Symphony Orchestra completed its 87th annual subscription season over the weekend and you can make a strong case for the proposition that Music Director John DeMain saved the best for last.