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 review: Beethoven in March

Yefim Bronfman crosses the stage of the Overture Center to participate in the March all Beethoven concert of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. He sits down on a cushioned piano bench. Then magic starts to happen.