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Adriana Lecouvreur Opera Holland Park

Twelve years after Opera Holland Park's first production of Francesco Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur, the opera made a welcome return.

Back to the Beginnings: Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria at Iford Opera.

The Italianate cloister setting at Iford chimes neatly with Monteverdi’s penultimate opera The Return of Ulysses, as the setting cannot but bring to mind those early days of the musical genre. The world of commercial public opera had only just dawned with the opening of the Teatro San Cassiano in Venice in 1637 and for the first time opera became open to all who could afford a ticket, rather than beholden to the patronage of generous princes. Monteverdi took full advantage of the new stage and at the age of 73 brought all his experience of more than 30 years of opera-writing since his ground-breaking L’Orfeo (what a pity we have lost all those works) to the creation of two of his greatest pieces, Ulysses and then his final masterpiece, Poppea.

Schoenberg : Moses und Aron, Welsh National Opera, London

Once again, we find ourselves thanking an unrepresentable being for Welsh National Opera’s commitment to its mission. It is a sad state of affairs when a season that includes both Boulevard Solitude and Moses und Aron is considered exceptional, but it is - and is all the more so when one contrasts such seriousness of purpose with the endless revivals of La traviata which, Die Frau ohne Schatten notwithstanding, seem to occupy so much of the Royal Opera’s effort. That said, if the Royal Opera has not undertaken what would be only its second ever staging of Schoenberg’s masterpiece - the first and last was in 1965, long before most of us were born! - then at least it has engaged in a very welcome ‘WNO at the Royal Opera House’ relationship, in which we in London shall have the opportunity to see some of the fruits of the more adventurous company’s endeavours.

Rossini is Alive and Well and Living in Iowa

If you don’t have the means to get to the Rossini festival in Pesaro, you would do just as well to come to Indianola, Iowa, where Des Moines Metro Opera festival has devised a heady production of Le Comte Ory that is as long on belly laughs as it is on musical fireworks.

Gergiev : Janáček Glagolitic Mass, BBC Proms

Composed during just a few weeks of the summer of 1926, Janáček’s Slavonic-text Glagolitic Mass was first performed in Brno in December 1927. During the rehearsals for the premiere - just 3 for the orchestra and one 3-hour rehearsal for the whole ensemble - the composer made many changes, and such alterations continued so that by the time of the only other performance during Janáček’s lifetime, in Prague in April 1928, many of the instrumental (especially brass) lines had been doubled, complex rhythmic patterns had been ‘ironed-out’ (the Kyrie was originally in 5/4 time), a passage for 3 off-stage clarinets had been cut along with music for 3 sets of pedal timpani, and choral passages were also excised.

Donizetti and Mozart, Jette Parker Young Artists Royal Opera House, London

With the conclusion of the ROH 2013-14 season on Saturday evening - John Copley’s 40-year old production of La Bohème bringing down the summer curtain - the sun pouring through the gleaming windows of the Floral Hall was a welcome invitation to enjoy a final treat. The Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Showcase offered singers whom we have admired in minor and supporting roles during the past year the opportunity to step into the spotlight.

Glyndebourne's Strauss Der Rosenkavalier, BBC Proms

Many words have already been spent - not all of them on musical matters - on Richard Jones’s Glyndebourne production of Der Rosenkavalier, which last night was transported to the Royal Albert Hall. This was the first time at the Proms that Richard Strauss’s most popular opera had been heard in its entirety and, despite losing two of its principals in transit from Sussex to SW1, this semi-staged performance offered little to fault and much to admire.

Il turco in Italia at the Aix Festival

Twenty years ago stage director Christopher Alden introduced Rossini’s then forgotten comedy to Southern California audiences in a production that is still remembered. In Aix Alden has revisited this complex work that many critics now consider Rossini’s greatest comedy.

First Night of the BBC Proms : Elgar The Kingdom

The BBC Proms 2014 season began with Sir Edward Elgars The Kingdom (1903-6). It was a good start to the season,which commemorates the start of the First World War. From that perspective Sir Andrew Davis's The Kingdom moved me deeply.

Le nozze di Figaro, Munich

One is unlikely to come across a cast of Figaro principals much better than this today, and the virtues of this performance indeed proved to be primarily vocal.

Winterreise and Trauernacht at the Aix Festival

That’s A Winter’s Journey and A Night of Mourning for metteurs-en-scène William Kentridge (South Africa) and Katie Mitchell (Great Britain), completing the clean sweep of English language stage directors for the Aix Festival productions this year.

James Gilchrist at Wigmore Hall

Assured elegance, care and thoughtfulness characterised tenor James Gilchrist’s performance of Schubert’s Schwanengesang at the Wigmore Hall, the cycles’ two poets framing a compelling interpretation of Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte.

Music for a While: Improvisations on Henry Purcell

‘Music for a while shall all your cares beguile.’ Dryden’s words have never seemed as apt as at the conclusion of this wonderful sequence of improvisations on Purcell’s songs and arias, interspersed with instrumental chaconnes and toccatas, by L’Arpeggiata.

Nabucco at Orange

The acoustic of the gigantic Théâtre Antique Romain at Orange cannot but astonish its nine thousand spectators, the nearly one hundred meter breadth of the its proscenium inspires awe. There was excited anticipation for this performance of Verdi’s first masterpiece.

Richard Strauss: Notturno

Richard Strauss may be most closely associated with the soprano voice but this recording of a selection of the composer’s lieder by baritone Thomas Hampson is a welcome reminder that the rapt lyricism of Strauss’s settings can be rendered with equal beauty and character by the low male voice.

Saint Louis: A Hit is a Hit is a Hit

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has once again staked claim to being the summer festival “of choice” in the US, not least of all for having mounted another superlative world premiere.

La Flûte Enchantée (2e Acte)
at the Aix Festival

In past years the operas of the Aix Festival that took place in the Grand Théâtre de Provence began at 8 pm. The Magic Flute began at 7 pm, or would have had not the infamous intermittents (seasonal theatrical employees) demanded to speak to the audience.

Ariodante at the Aix Festival

High drama in Aix. Three scenarios in conflict — those of G.F. Handel, Richard Jones and the intermittents (disgruntled seasonal theatrical employees). Make that four — mother nature.

Lucy Crowe, Wigmore Hall

The programme declared that ‘music, water and night’ was the connecting thread running through this diverse collection of songs, performed by soprano Lucy Crowe and pianist Anna Tilbrook, but in fact there was little need to seek a unifying element for these eclectic works allowed Crowe to demonstrate her expressive range — and offered the audience the opportunity to hear some interesting rarities.

The Turn of the Screw, Holland Park

‘Only make the reader’s general vision of evil intense enough … and his own experience, his own imagination, his own sympathy … will supply him quite sufficiently with all the particulars.


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L’Elisir d’amore, Paris Opera (Bastille)

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30 May 2006

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30 May 2006

Carmen — Theatre Royal, Glasgow

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30 May 2006

Exploring music fun with Barenboim, Hampson

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30 May 2006

Check the Numbers: Rumors of Classical Music's Demise Are Dead Wrong

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27 May 2006

At Los Angeles Opera, Questions and Costs Follow 'Grendel'

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25 May 2006

Enter David Gockley, stage left

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25 May 2006

Duke Bluebeard's Castle/Erwartung, Royal Opera House, London

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25 May 2006

Valkyries ride in to surround sound

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25 May 2006

Remembering A Peerless Wagnerian

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24 May 2006

Tolomeo, Royal College Of Music, London Handel Festival

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24 May 2006

Fidelio, Barbican, London

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23 May 2006

Die Fledermaus at Glyndebourne

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23 May 2006

Da gelo a gelo, Rococo Theatre, Schwetzingen

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23 May 2006

Macbeth, Seattle Opera

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22 May 2006

Shostakovich: Settling old Soviet scores

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21 May 2006

Art Song Festival founder uses charm to bring in artists

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21 May 2006

Tolomeo, London Handel Festival, Britten Hall, London

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20 May 2006

The Makropulos Case

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20 May 2006

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19 May 2006

ENO's `Makropulos Case' Has Mackerras, 337-Year-Old Heroine

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19 May 2006

Urge.com and Online Classical (Whatever That Is)

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19 May 2006

Hvorostovsky Leads a Very Russian Decoding of Michelangelo's Writings

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19 May 2006

Met Orchestra/Conlon, Carnegie Hall, New York

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18 May 2006

Glyndebourne Season Features Strange Rituals, Bollywood Handel

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18 May 2006

At times you have to behave operatically

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18 May 2006

Missing Opera's Lost Generation of Stars at a Gala for Volpe

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17 May 2006

Deborah Voigt and Renée Fleming vs. the Ghosts of Met Divas Past

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17 May 2006

Earthy 'Parsifal' is fresh and fine

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16 May 2006

What Happened To the Orchestra?

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16 May 2006

Delectable talent elevates this elixir

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16 May 2006

Vanessa, Teatro Massimo, Palermo

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15 May 2006

Parsifal, Metropolitan Opera, New York

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15 May 2006

Deep Baritone: Dmitri Hvorostovsky

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15 May 2006

In Concert With Camilla Tilling: A Sweet Scandinavian Sampler

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15 May 2006

The Pageantry of Wagner in 'Parsifal' at the Met

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Barenboim and La Scala Have Deal

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14 May 2006

For Tan Dun's 'First Emperor,' the Met Does a Way-Out-of-Town Tryout

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12 May 2006

Who dares, wins

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12 May 2006

Barenboim Faces Heady Welcome, Thorny Challenges at La Scala

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11 May 2006

Into the cave with Antonio Salieri

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11 May 2006

Contralto enflames the ears

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11 May 2006

Barenboim Takes On Role at La Scala in Milan

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10 May 2006

Plans for 2006-07 Radio Broadcasts on the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera Int'l Radio Network

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10 May 2006

`Dead Man Walking' Arrives in Dresden With Sobbing Violins

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09 May 2006

Cyrano de Bergerac, Royal Opera House, London

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09 May 2006

Bostridge and Andsnes Pan Through the Bits and Pieces That Schubert Left Behind

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09 May 2006

A shining production of Mozart's 'Tito'

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08 May 2006

London's Wigmore Hall Evades Cash Crunch With 300-Year Lease

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08 May 2006

Lohengrin, Metropolitan Opera, New York

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03 May 2006

Czech Mezzo Dagmar Peckova Talks About Cutbacks, Kids, Silence

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03 May 2006

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03 May 2006

A Big Voice Inaugurates A Smallish Concert Hall

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03 May 2006

New York City Opera Fails to Reach Agreement to Build New Home

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02 May 2006

Lost-and-Found Tale for the Ages

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01 May 2006

Madam Butterfly — Coliseum, London

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01 May 2006

Joseph Volpe Bids the Met a Most Operatic Adieu

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29 Apr 2006

Review: Bartók, 'Bluebeard' a haunting duo

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29 Apr 2006

Sacred music of Mozart makes for blissful evening

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29 Apr 2006

An Illustrated History of Wagner's Ring at the Royal Opera House

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27 Apr 2006

A Mezzo-Soprano in Paradise

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27 Apr 2006

Am Ende vergibt Titus allen alles

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27 Apr 2006

Der Fliegende Holländer, Aalto Music Theatre, Essen

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26 Apr 2006

Frankfurt `Parsifal' Boasts Heroic Tenor, Suits, Plastic Armor

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26 Apr 2006

Après les travaux, l'Odéon reste inchangé

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26 Apr 2006

Maltman/Johnson — Wigmore Hall, London

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26 Apr 2006

Der Rosenkavalier, Komische Oper, Berlin

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26 Apr 2006

Borodina/Abdrazakov, Carnegie Hall, New York

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25 Apr 2006

Lawrence Brownlee Wins Tenor Award

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25 Apr 2006

Copenhagen Opera Mounts New `Ring' as Modern Danish Family Saga

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25 Apr 2006

Shopping, Singing, Laughing: Anna Netrebko Talks About Herself

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25 Apr 2006

Spoleto offers eclectic array for its 30th year

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25 Apr 2006

Void left in School of Music

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24 Apr 2006

Matthias Goerne — Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1760023,00.html »

24 Apr 2006

Semiramide, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris

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24 Apr 2006

Deborah Voigt as Tosca

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23 Apr 2006

René Pape, Bass From on High, Adept at Cameos and Star Turns

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22 Apr 2006

Drei Damen für Figaro

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22 Apr 2006

The Sixteen/Christophers, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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22 Apr 2006

Diva Voigt Takes Off Weight, Puts on Tosca's Tiara at the Met

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20 Apr 2006

Tristan und Isolde, Staatsoper unter den Linden, Berlin

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20 Apr 2006

Placido Domingo: A new success under his nose

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/features/article359020.ece »

20 Apr 2006

Easter Feast

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20 Apr 2006

An alluring, narcotic Wagner

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20 Apr 2006

Tristan und Isolde, Mariinsky Theatre, Moscow

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19 Apr 2006

Vienna's Mozarthaus Offers Visitors Tacky Trinkets, Boring Tape

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=ayQ1xJGRSIus&refer=culture »

19 Apr 2006

A disappointing Ring that just goes round in circles

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2006/04/19/btring19.xml&sSheet=/arts/2006/04/19/ixartleft.html »

19 Apr 2006

Gotterdammerung, Royal Opera House, London

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/reviews/article358662.ece »

19 Apr 2006

Götterdämmerung, Royal Opera House, London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/522239f6-cefb-11da-925d-0000779e2340.html »

19 Apr 2006

In Opera, a Different Kind of Less Is More: 'Handel and the Castrati'

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/19/arts/music/19cast.html »

19 Apr 2006

In 'Lohengrin,' Robert Wilson Paints Wagner's Realm With an Abstract Palette

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/19/arts/music/19lohe.html »

18 Apr 2006

Truck-Driving Soprano, Opera-Mad Husband Seek to Seduce London

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18 Apr 2006

Götterdämmerung—Royal Opera House, London

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1755870,00.html »

18 Apr 2006

Handel's Oratorio 'Solomon' at Alice Tully Hall

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/18/arts/music/18solo.html »

18 Apr 2006

Samuel Barbers „Vanessa“ am Theater Altenburg-Gera

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18 Apr 2006

Opera Pacific: These two are Verdi good

http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/entertainment/homepage/article_1104588.php »

18 Apr 2006

Il Re Pastore, Linbury, ROH, London

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/reviews/article358152.ece »

18 Apr 2006

Orfeo

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18 Apr 2006

Wagner, Who Wanted Merely Everything

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/16/arts/music/16horo.html »

15 Apr 2006

Opera star Braun takes a turn for the worst in Figaro

http://winnipegsun.com/Entertainment/Arts/2006/04/15/pf-1535262.html »

15 Apr 2006

An Opera For Our Times

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/04/16/PKG86I43AL1.DTL&type=performance »

15 Apr 2006

Four- Hundred-Year-Old Music on Today's Music Charts

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,1968098,00.html »

15 Apr 2006

Wagner's women

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/features/story/0,,1754063,00.html »

15 Apr 2006

Beneath the underworld

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/9e6e5578-cab5-11da-9015-0000779e2340.html »

13 Apr 2006

Salonen Bemoans Strikes, Critics; Welcomes Cindy Crawford's Bra

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=aBnG0.FCbMeU&refer=culture »

13 Apr 2006

London's `Il Re Pastore' Has Shepherds, Alexander, Pretensions

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=a0f09ZPJ30Jw&refer=culture »

13 Apr 2006

At Merkin Hall, Music With the Theme of Women as Patrons

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/13/arts/music/13song.html »

12 Apr 2006

Il re pastore, Linbury Studio Theatre, London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/2e0e33ac-ca47-11da-852f-0000779e2340.html »

12 Apr 2006

Solomon, Barbican Hall, London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/e7d1f622-ca45-11da-852f-0000779e2340.html »

11 Apr 2006

DESPITE SOME FINE SINGING, CITY OPERA 'CARMEN' NOT ELECTRIFYING

http://www.nypost.com/entertainment/62273.htm »

11 Apr 2006

The Indian Queen—Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1750782,00.html »

11 Apr 2006

Bach's Passions Are Revealed From Different Angles

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/11/arts/music/11pass.html »

11 Apr 2006

Raunchy Melisande Startles in Salzburg Easter Festival Staging

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=a9ZazNF_O8tQ&refer=culture »

10 Apr 2006

'Orazi & Curiazi' gets much-deserved U.S. premiere

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/entertainment/performing_arts/14304684.htm »

10 Apr 2006

'Norma': Bravura Coloratura

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/09/AR2006040901070.html »

10 Apr 2006

A No-Frills Passion Play

http://www.nysun.com/article/30681 »

10 Apr 2006

Carmen, That Devilish and Dangerous Free-Spirited Gypsy, Is at It Again in a City Opera Production

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/10/arts/music/10carm.html »

09 Apr 2006

First shot Rings out in fight over classical downloads

http://living.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=545902006 »

09 Apr 2006

Preview: Il Re Pastore, Linbury Theatre, ROH, London

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/features/article356792.ece »

09 Apr 2006

The Finnish Soprano Soile Isokoski Returns for New York Dates

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/09/arts/music/09gure.html »

08 Apr 2006

Farewell, Maestro

http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/04/10/entertainment/entertainment02.txt »

08 Apr 2006

Netrebko Romps Through Met's 'Pasquale'

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/08/AR2006040800574.html »

07 Apr 2006

La Belle Helene, Coliseum, London

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/reviews/article356359.ece »

07 Apr 2006

Daniel Barenboim Talks About Wagner and the Nazis, Fame

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=aygLUTHEFjGQ&refer=culture »

06 Apr 2006

The maestro and his demons

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2006/04/06/bmdan06.xml »

06 Apr 2006

Farinelli: The first pop star

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/features/article356110.ece »

05 Apr 2006

La Belle Hélène, London Coliseum

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/4162374a-c4c6-11da-b7c1-0000779e2340.html »

05 Apr 2006

The Opera 'Adriana Mater' Addresses Motherhood in a War Zone

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/05/arts/music/05adri.html »

04 Apr 2006

Adriana Mater, Paris Opera, Bastille

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/3040c3e2-c3f8-11da-bc52-0000779e2340.html »

04 Apr 2006

New Documents Suggest Mozart Wasn't Poor

http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MOZARTS_MONEY?SITE=NYSAR&SECTION=ENTERTAINMENT&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2006-04-04-11-33-42 »

03 Apr 2006

Young Man in a Hurry — Iestyn Davies

http://www.operatoday.com/content/2006/04/young_man_in_a.php »

03 Apr 2006

Performance Cancellations at the Bavarian State Opera as a Consequence of the Ongoing Ver.di Strike

http://www.bayerische.staatsoper.de/c.php/index_bso.php?dom=dom1&&l=en »

03 Apr 2006

Judas Maccabeus

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14936-2113086,00.html »

03 Apr 2006

Fame at last for the diva in waiting

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11069-2116177,00.html »

01 Apr 2006

Stepping Onstage as a Waitress, She May Exit the Met as a Star

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/01/nyregion/01erika.html »

01 Apr 2006

A New Spark for a Don Beyond Compare

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/01/arts/music/01giov.html »

31 Mar 2006

Ian Bostridge, Middle Temple Hall, London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/a1061d70-c00b-11da-939f-0000779e2340.html »

31 Mar 2006

Retired opera star returns to Iowa

http://www.radioiowa.com/gestalt/go.cfm?objectid=ACD412A6-DEB5-4EAB-9730564EBF58C9FC&dbtranslator=local.cfm »

30 Mar 2006

A soprano stands tall while others sicken and fall

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/entertainment/weekend/14200972.htm »

30 Mar 2006

Mara Lanfranchi

http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/12103/mara-lanfranchi »

30 Mar 2006

More Offenbach, more often

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2006/03/30/bmoff30.xml&sSheet=/arts/2006/03/30/ixartright.html »

30 Mar 2006

Otto Schenk, Opera Director, Says 'Don Pasquale' Is His Last Met Production

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/30/arts/30otto.html »

29 Mar 2006

Fink, Vignoles and Cooper, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/daa9235a-bf44-11da-9de7-0000779e2340.html »

29 Mar 2006

Il barbiere di Siviglia, La Monnaie, Théâtre National, Brussels

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/74fa400e-bf42-11da-9de7-0000779e2340.html »

28 Mar 2006

Big demand for classical downloads is music to ears of record industry

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1741085,00.html »

28 Mar 2006

Legal Jams

http://insidehighered.com/views/2006/03/22/mclemee »

28 Mar 2006

A Lukewarm Descent Into the Eternal Flames

http://www.nysun.com/article/29926 »

28 Mar 2006

Grand Finals Concert at the Met Shows Variety in 5 Young Singers

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/28/arts/music/28fina.html »

28 Mar 2006

La beauté classique

http://www.lefigaro.fr/culture/20060324.FIG000000136_la_beaute_classique.html »

28 Mar 2006

On This Day: 28 March

http://www.operabase.com/onthisday.cgi?lang=en »

27 Mar 2006

Milano - Teatro alla Scala: Lucia di Lammermoor

http://www.operaclick.com/pagpn/vrec.php?id=899 »

27 Mar 2006

A GREEK TRAGEDY

http://www.nypost.com/entertainment/63655.htm »

27 Mar 2006

A 'Rheingold' That Stands on Its Principals

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/26/AR2006032601229.html »

27 Mar 2006

What's so great about eunuchs?

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/features/story/0,,1740447,00.html »

26 Mar 2006

Aix-en-Provence Festival's New Boss Aims to Create Opera `Hub'

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=aZGZ5Meq5mBs&refer=culture# »

26 Mar 2006

Festival finds itself among a newly altered landscape

http://living.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=471742006 »

26 Mar 2006

Eugene Onegin, Royal Opera House, London

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/reviews/article353788.ece »