The best (and worst ) of 2011 in Classical & Opera
Mon Dec 12 2011
Photograph: Budapest; Palace of Arts/Zsuzsanna Peto
An engrossing take on Don Giovanni topped this year's shows for Amanda MacBlane.
The Juilliard School earned top marks from Steve Smith with a timely, provocative new opera.
Recordings by yMusic, Joseph Calleja and Hilary Hahn topped Amanda MacBlane's list.
Harrison Birtwistle, Joyce DiDonato and Anna Thorsvaldsdottir caught Steve Smith's ear.