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Prom 54 - Mozart's Last Year with the Budapest Festival Orchestra

The mysteries and myths surrounding Mozart’s Requiem Mass - left unfinished at his death and completed by his pupil, Franz Xaver Süssmayr - abide, reinvigorated and prolonged by Peter Shaffer’s play Amadeus as directed on film by Miloš Forman. The origins of the work’s commission and composition remain unknown but in our collective cultural and musical consciousness the Requiem has come to assume an autobiographical role: as if Mozart was composing a mass for his own presaged death.

High Voltage Tosca in Cologne

I saw two operas consecutively at Oper Koln. First, the utterly bewildering Lucia di Lammermoor; then Thilo Reinhardt’s thrilling Tosca. His staging was pure operatic joy with some Hitchcockian provocations.

Haitink at the Lucerne Festival

Bernard Haitink’s monumental Bruckner and Mahler performances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO) got me hooked on classical music. His legendary performance of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 in C-minor, where in the Finale loosened plaster fell from the Concertgebouw ceiling, is still recounted in Amsterdam.

BBC Prom 45 - Janáček: The Makropulos Affair

Karita Mattila was born to sing Emilia Marty, the diva around whom revolves Leoš Janáček's The Makropulos Affair (Věc Makropulos). At Prom 45, she shone all the more because she was conducted by Jirí Belohlávek and performed alongside a superb cast from the National Theatre, Prague, probably the finest and most idiomatic exponents of this repertoire.

Two Tales of Offenbach: Opera della Luna at Wilton's Music Hall

‘Two outrageous operas in one crazy evening,’ reads the bill. Hyperbole? Certainly not when the operas are two of Jacques Offenbach’s more off-the-wall bouffoneries and when the company is Opera della Luna whose artistic director, Jeff Clarke, is blessed with the comic imagination and theatrical nous to turn even the most vacuous trivia into a sharp and sassy riotous romp.

Britten Untamed! Glyndebourne: A Midsummer Night's Dream

This performance of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Glyndebourne was so good that it was the highlight of the whole season, making the term ‘revival’ utterly irrelevant. Jakub Hrůša is always stimulating, but on this occasion, his conducting was so inspired that I found myself closing my eyes in order to concentrate on what he revealed in Britten's quirky but brilliant score. Eyes closed in this famous production by Peter Hall, first seen in 1981?

Salzburg encores

A staged piano recital and an opera as a concert.  Pianist András Schiff accompanied the Salzburg Marionette Theater at the Mozarteum Grosser Saal and Anna Netrebko sang Manon Lescaut at the Grosses Festspielhaus.

Leah Crocetto at Santa Fe

On August 4, 2016, soprano Leah Crocetto and accompanist Tamara Sanikidze gave a recital at the Scottish Rite Center in Santa Fe New Mexico. A winner of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions and the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Contest, this year Crocetto was singing Donna Anna in Santa Fe Opera’s excellent Don Giovanni.

Angela Meade at Sante Fe

On July 31, 2016, against the ethereal beauty of the main hall in the Scottish Rite Center, soprano Angela Meade and pianist Joe Illick gave a recital offering both opera and art songs ranging in origin from early nineteenth century Europe to mid twentieth century America. Many in the audience probably remembered Meade’s recent excellent portrayal of Norma at Los Angeles Opera.

Turco in Italia in Pesaro

When more is definitely more, and less would indeed be less. Two of the biggest names in Italian theater art collide in an eponymous theater.

Proms Chamber Music 5: Shakespeare at 400

It was the fifth Proms Chamber Music concert at Cadogan Hall this season, and we were celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th. And, given the extent and range of the composers and artists, and the diversity and profundity of the musical achievement inspired by the Bard, we could probably keep celebrating in this fashion ad infinitum.

La donna del lago in Pesaro

Each August the bleak and leaky, 12,000 seat Arena Adriatica (home of the famed Pesaro basketball team) magically transforms itself into an improvised opera house that boasts the ultimate in opera chic — exemplary Rossini production standards for its now twelve hundred seats.

Proms at … Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

This highly enjoyable Prom, part of 2016’s ‘Proms at …’ mini-series, took as its guiding concept the reopening of London’s theatres following the Restoration, focusing in particular upon musical and dramatic responses to Shakespeare. Purcell, rightly, loomed large, with John Blow and Matthew Locke joining him. Receiving their Proms premieres were the excerpts from Timon of Athens and those from Locke’s The Tempest.

Santa Fe: Straussian Sweet Nothings

With all the bombast of the presidential campaigns rattling in our heads, with invectives being exchanged and measured discussion all but absent, how utterly lovely to retreat and relax into the harmonious soundscape and well-reasoned debate posed in Strauss’ Capriccio, on magnificent display at Santa Fe Opera.

Santa Fe’s Civil War Gounod

When we entered the Crosby Theatre for Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette the stage was surprisingly dominated by a somber, semi-circular black mausoleum, many chambers inscribed with scrambled names of US Civil War era dead.

Coolly Elegant Vanessa in the Desert

Molten passions were seething just below the icy Nordic exterior of Santa Fe Opera’s wholly masterful production of Barber’s Vanessa.

Le Comte Ory, Seattle

Farce is probably the most difficult of dramatic comedy sub-genres to put across. A farce got up in the stately robes of opera sets its presenters an even higher bar. Presenting an operatic farce on a notoriously chilly and cavernous auditorium is to risk catastrophe.

Racette’s Golden Girl in New Mexico

Fan interest began raging when Santa Fe Opera engaged venerable artist Patricia Racette to make her role debut as Minnie in Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West.

Santa Fe’s Mozart Cast Sweeps All Before It

A funny thing happened on the way to Andalusia.

Die Liebe der Danae in Salzburg

The tale of a Syrian donkey driver. And, yes, the donkey stole the show! The competition was intense — the Vienna Philharmonic and the Grosses Festspielhaus in full production regalia for starters.


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27 Jul 2006

Salzburg Boos Future Festival Director Flimm for `Lucio Silla'

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27 Jul 2006

Night of sultry Spanish style

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27 Jul 2006

Das Rheingold, Bayreuth

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27 Jul 2006

EMI and Warner Music shelve bids

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26 Jul 2006

Lucio Silla: Diktator oder Weichei? Alles eins!

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26 Jul 2006

How Mariinsky's Maestro Saved the Day for Opera Holland Park

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aPKv12c0DPaY&refer=culture »

26 Jul 2006

Glimmerglass' 'Greater Good' isn't either one

http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=502436&category=ARTS&newsdate=7/25/2006 »

24 Jul 2006

Katerina Izmaylova

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14936-2283455,00.html »

24 Jul 2006

`Betrothal' Shines at Glyndebourne for Quality of the Singing

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=a4AaLIpYWddw&refer=home »

24 Jul 2006

‘Tancredi,’ a Neglected Work, Recalled With Care at Caramoor

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/24/arts/music/24cara.html »

24 Jul 2006

Salzburg im TV: Wie wird die Netrebko-Show?

http://www.diepresse.com/Artikel.aspx?channel=k&ressort=ke&id=573910 »

22 Jul 2006

The Nose

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14936-2280131,00.html »

20 Jul 2006

Ingeniously staged, well-sung ‘Barber of Seville' at Glimmerglass

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060720/ENTERTAINMENT03/607200306/1082 »

20 Jul 2006

Previews: Betrothal in a Monastery, Glyndebourne, East Sussex

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/features/article1187667.ece »

20 Jul 2006

Salzburg rüstet sich für Rekord-Festspiele

http://www.merkur-online.de/nachrichten/kultur/kunstakt/art282,692188.html »

20 Jul 2006

Sovereign sound

http://www.timeout.com/newyork/Details.do?page=1&xyurl=xyl://TONYWebArticles1/564/music_classical/sovereign_sound.xml »

20 Jul 2006

'The only star here is dead'

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/features/story/0,,1824738,00.html »

19 Jul 2006

The Russians Are Coming: Kirov, Bolshoi to Compete in London

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=awZg7zp4Zs_A&refer=culture »

14 Jul 2006

Opera Throws Farewell Fest; Artists Hit Streets: Munich Outings

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aQZ0y6s28ntU&refer=culture »

14 Jul 2006

Don Pasquale, Royal Opera House, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/4a0e669a-1294-11db-aecf-0000779e2340.html »

13 Jul 2006

Castrato is heard from the grave

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,23569-2267386,00.html »

13 Jul 2006

Armide at Buxton

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1818939,00.html »

10 Jul 2006

Will Crutchfield's 'Bel Canto at Caramoor' Gives the Potential of the Voice and the Possibilities of the Style

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/10/arts/music/10cara.html »

10 Jul 2006

Turandot — Royal Opera House, London

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1816844,00.html »

10 Jul 2006

Hugh Macdonald prepares performing edition for Eduard Lalo's previously unperformed opera Fiesque

http://news-info.wustl.edu/news/page/normal/7385.html »

10 Jul 2006

The Beast Who Became an Opera — Lincoln Center Festival 2006

http://www.nysun.com/article/35665 »

10 Jul 2006

Going Out in St. Petersburg: Mantegna Loans, `Godunov' Turmoil

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aZhFoBuLz3do&refer=culture »

08 Jul 2006

Central City's "Poppea" skips the easy listening

http://www.denverpost.com/entertainment/ci_4016226 »

08 Jul 2006

Celebrating a trailblazing mezzo-soprano

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/living/articles/2006/07/07/celebrating_a_trailblazing_mezzo_soprano/ »

05 Jul 2006

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Was Ferrier of Our Era: Norman Lebrecht

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aP6y.wYP9on4&refer=culture »

05 Jul 2006

Aix-en-Provence Festival Begins Its First Ring Cycle

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/05/arts/05aix.html »

05 Jul 2006

Fidelio, Glyndebourne Festival, Sussex

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/773f5d04-0b7d-11db-b97f-0000779e2340.html »

05 Jul 2006

Mozart's `Magic Flute' in Tedious Drag Draws Loud Boos at Aix

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aDNoxbCV9jrM&refer=culture »

05 Jul 2006

City Opera, After Frustrating Year, Still Longs for New Home

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/04/arts/music/04oper.html?_r=1&oref=slogin »

04 Jul 2006

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Singer of Bach, Handel, Dies at 52

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=ayHyDEQkfCvM&refer=culture »

02 Jul 2006

Sturm und Drang, daß die Fetzen fliegen

http://www.wams.de/data/2006/07/02/940723.html »

02 Jul 2006

Opera review: ‘Carmen’ opens season with passion, high drama

http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/45820.html »

02 Jul 2006

The Dreams and Drama of Two Unconventional Operas

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/02/arts/music/02tomm.html »

30 Jun 2006

At Valencia's Flashy New Opera House, A Battle Over Flashy Business Expenses

http://www.playbillarts.com/news/article/4833.html »

26 Jun 2006

Soile Isokoski / Marita Viitasalo — Wigmore Hall, London

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1806142,00.html »

26 Jun 2006

Weill Double Bill, Opéra national de Lyon

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/5402464a-0532-11db-9b9e-0000779e2340.html »

26 Jun 2006

Mark Morris Talks About Purcell, Making Opera Sexy at the ENO

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=aUfJaar5liKc&refer=culture »

20 Jun 2006

Rigoletto

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14936-2232683,00.html »

20 Jun 2006

Heine and Schumann — Wigmore Hall, London

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1801326,00.html »

20 Jun 2006

Nixon in China — Coliseum, London

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1800858,00.html »

20 Jun 2006

'Angels in America,' Already Operatic, Is Now Presented as an Opera

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/19/arts/music/19ange.html »

20 Jun 2006

An Arcadian setting where rarities flourish

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/60b6ae24-ff30-11da-84f3-0000779e2340.html »

17 Jun 2006

Blutrot die Segel, schwarz der Mast

http://www.diepresse.com/Artikel.aspx?channel=k&ressort=ke&id=565607 »

17 Jun 2006

TSO program is all about Heppner

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20060617.TSO17/TPStory/TPEntertainment/Music/ »

17 Jun 2006

Time bending backwards - and a 50ft wall of fire

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2006/06/17/baviola17.xml&sSheet=/arts/2006/06/17/ixartleft.html »

16 Jun 2006

Tales of our times

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/features/story/0,,1798274,00.html »

15 Jun 2006

Covent Garden 'Tosca' Is a Kitten, Not a Tiger

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/15/arts/music/15ange.html »

15 Jun 2006

Gluck's `Iphigenie' Ends Up in Old Folks' Home at Paris Opera

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

14 Jun 2006

Arts Manager's Company Ends Suddenly

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/14/arts/music/14maye.html »

14 Jun 2006

An opera you can't refuse

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14932-2206521,00.html »

14 Jun 2006

Karita Mattila, Barbican Hall, London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/39f8ff34-fbc6-11da-b1a1-0000779e2340.html »

14 Jun 2006

London's New Old `Tosca' Has Mopey Gheorghiu, Stunning Terfel

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

13 Jun 2006

Grendel, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/15bae226-faff-11da-b4d0-0000779e2340.html »

13 Jun 2006

Patricia Ciofi retrouve Dona Anna

http://www.lefigaro.fr/culture/20060613.FIG000000194_patricia_ciofi_retrouve_dona_anna.html »

12 Jun 2006

The Rake's Progress — Aldeburgh festival

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1795320,00.html »

12 Jun 2006

Powder Her Face, Barbican Hall, London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/e87a0ef4-f973-11da-8ced-0000779e2340.html »

12 Jun 2006

Fedora, Opera Holland Park, London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/64558454-f974-11da-8ced-0000779e2340.html »

12 Jun 2006

Taymor's Flash Tops Goldenthal's Score in L.A. Opera `Grendel'

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=aiRse14xyza0&refer=culture »

09 Jun 2006

Daniel Rodriguez, New York's 'Singing Cop,' Tries an Opera

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/09/arts/music/09pagl.html »

09 Jun 2006

`Fedora' Enmeshes Princess in Murder, Intrigue at Holland Park

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=a8L59qld9aH0&refer=culture »

06 Jun 2006

Don Giovanni — Millennium Centre, Cardiff

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1791112,00.html »

06 Jun 2006

Thaïs, Grange Park Opera, Hampshire

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/fcc80b2c-f57c-11da-bcae-0000779e2340.html »

06 Jun 2006

Sumi Jo at the Kennedy Center

http://www.dcist.com/archives/2006/06/06/sumi_jo_at_the.php »

06 Jun 2006

There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Pavarotti

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/06/07/nsing07.xml&sSheet=/news/2006/06/07/ixuknews.html »

01 Jun 2006

The worst of all possible worlds

http://www.praguepost.com/P03/2006/Art/0601/calen1.php »

01 Jun 2006

Small wonder: Opera in Wexford

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/features/article621137.ece »

01 Jun 2006

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

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/fa03b6c2-f192-11da-940b-0000779e2340.html »

01 Jun 2006

Das Rheingold, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/83f132ce-f0c1-11da-9338-0000779e2340.html »

01 Jun 2006

This Time, the Elephant Man Sings

http://online.wsj.com/article_print/SB114902587039066722.html »

01 Jun 2006

Europe's June Festivals Explore Afterlife, Wagner's Mythology

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=a5fwtPS39hOQ&refer=culture »

30 May 2006

Wife-Killing Bluebeard Gets Perky New Spouse at Covent Garden

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=apGLs0dQHwco&refer=culture »

30 May 2006

Our cultural revolution

http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=15&art_id=19785&sid=8192356&con_type=1 »

30 May 2006

Carmen — Theatre Royal, Glasgow

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1785421,00.html »

30 May 2006

Exploring music fun with Barenboim, Hampson

http://www.suntimes.com/output/delacoma/cst-ftr-hampson30.html »

30 May 2006

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/28/arts/music/28kozi.html »

27 May 2006

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/27/arts/music/27gren.html »

25 May 2006

Enter David Gockley, stage left

http://www.ebar.com/arts/art_article.php?sec=music&article=158 »

25 May 2006

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

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/features/article583906.ece »

25 May 2006

Valkyries ride in to surround sound

http://www.smh.com.au/news/arts/valkyries-ride-in-to-surround-sound/2006/05/25/1148524815182.html »

25 May 2006

Remembering A Peerless Wagnerian

http://www.nysun.com/article/33362 »

24 May 2006

Tolomeo, Royal College Of Music, London Handel Festival

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/reviews/article571342.ece »

24 May 2006

Fidelio, Barbican, London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/ed015bd4-eb41-11da-823e-0000779e2340.html »

23 May 2006

Die Fledermaus at Glyndebourne

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1780772,00.html »

23 May 2006

Da gelo a gelo, Rococo Theatre, Schwetzingen

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/bd064196-ea7a-11da-9566-0000779e2340.html »

23 May 2006

Macbeth, Seattle Opera

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/dc48a6ec-ea7b-11da-9566-0000779e2340.html »

22 May 2006

Shostakovich: Settling old Soviet scores

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/features/article549667.ece »

21 May 2006

Art Song Festival founder uses charm to bring in artists

http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/entertainment/1148114069243910.xml&coll=2 »

21 May 2006

Tolomeo, London Handel Festival, Britten Hall, London

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/reviews/article549631.ece »

20 May 2006

The Makropulos Case

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1779226,00.html »

20 May 2006

Finishing touches

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ent/3873623.html »

19 May 2006

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

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=a.H4T_HzK11o&refer=culture »

19 May 2006

Urge.com and Online Classical (Whatever That Is)

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/19/arts/music/19urge.html »

19 May 2006

Hvorostovsky Leads a Very Russian Decoding of Michelangelo's Writings

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/19/arts/music/19dmit.html »

19 May 2006

Met Orchestra/Conlon, Carnegie Hall, New York

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/d9693ad0-e68f-11da-a36e-0000779e2340.html »

18 May 2006

Glyndebourne Season Features Strange Rituals, Bollywood Handel

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=aWNbMX67lbXI&refer=culture »

18 May 2006

At times you have to behave operatically

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/c373f564-e5c0-11da-b309-0000779e2340.html »

18 May 2006

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/18/arts/music/18sing.html »

17 May 2006

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/17/arts/music/17voig.html »

17 May 2006

Earthy 'Parsifal' is fresh and fine

http://www.newsday.com/features/printedition/ny-etledew4743495may17,0,342816.story »

16 May 2006

What Happened To the Orchestra?

http://www.nysun.com/article/32795 »

16 May 2006

Delectable talent elevates this elixir

http://www.newsday.com/features/printedition/ny-secfirst4742578may16,0,6558420.story »

16 May 2006

Vanessa, Teatro Massimo, Palermo

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/d2f000b2-e432-11da-8ced-0000779e2340.html »

15 May 2006

Parsifal, Metropolitan Opera, New York

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/558b4320-e432-11da-8ced-0000779e2340.html »

15 May 2006

Deep Baritone: Dmitri Hvorostovsky

http://www.newyorkmag.com/arts/classicaldance/classical/profiles/16993/index.html »

15 May 2006

In Concert With Camilla Tilling: A Sweet Scandinavian Sampler

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/15/arts/music/15till.html »

15 May 2006

The Pageantry of Wagner in 'Parsifal' at the Met

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/15/arts/music/15pars.html »

15 May 2006

Barenboim and La Scala Have Deal

http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MUSIC_BARENBOIM?SITE=NYSAR&SECTION=ENTERTAINMENT&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2006-05-15-09-57-57 »

14 May 2006

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/14/arts/music/14lips.html »

12 May 2006

Who dares, wins

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/features/story/0,,1772720,00.html »

12 May 2006

Barenboim Faces Heady Welcome, Thorny Challenges at La Scala

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=aPrAumRE2ZHM&refer=culture »

11 May 2006

Into the cave with Antonio Salieri

http://www.ebar.com/arts/art_article.php?sec=music&article=152 »

11 May 2006

Contralto enflames the ears

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1147297813452&call_pageid=968867495754&col=969483191630 »

11 May 2006

Barenboim Takes On Role at La Scala in Milan

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/10/arts/music/10scal.html »

10 May 2006

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

http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/news/detail.aspx?id=192 »

10 May 2006

`Dead Man Walking' Arrives in Dresden With Sobbing Violins

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

09 May 2006

Cyrano de Bergerac, Royal Opera House, London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/9bdefd88-df7a-11da-afe4-0000779e2340.html »

09 May 2006

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/09/arts/music/09ands.html »

09 May 2006

A shining production of Mozart's 'Tito'

http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/lifestyle/bal-to.opera08may08,0,2966667.story?coll=bal-artslife-today »

08 May 2006

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

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=a8Lh_ZwQ6Ayg&refer=culture »

08 May 2006

Lohengrin, Metropolitan Opera, New York

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/4931ad84-deb1-11da-acee-0000779e2340.html »

03 May 2006

Czech Mezzo Dagmar Peckova Talks About Cutbacks, Kids, Silence

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=aTnzWliyvDy4&refer=culture »

03 May 2006

SEXUALITY EXPLORED

http://www.nypress.com/19/18/listings/brow3.cfm »

03 May 2006

A Big Voice Inaugurates A Smallish Concert Hall

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

03 May 2006

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

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

02 May 2006

Lost-and-Found Tale for the Ages

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/02/arts/music/02mass.html »

01 May 2006

Madam Butterfly — Coliseum, London

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1764987,00.html »

01 May 2006

Joseph Volpe Bids the Met a Most Operatic Adieu

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/30/arts/music/30waki.html »

29 Apr 2006

Review: Bartók, 'Bluebeard' a haunting duo

http://www.sltrib.com/ci_3765471 »

29 Apr 2006

Sacred music of Mozart makes for blissful evening

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/entertainment/14457423.htm »

29 Apr 2006

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

http://www.musicomh.com/comment/wagner_0406.htm »

27 Apr 2006

A Mezzo-Soprano in Paradise

http://www.nysun.com/article/31722 »

27 Apr 2006

Am Ende vergibt Titus allen alles

http://www.diepresse.com/Artikel.aspx?channel=k&ressort=ke&id=554968 »

27 Apr 2006

Der Fliegende Holländer, Aalto Music Theatre, Essen

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/8a0dbb94-d610-11da-8b3a-0000779e2340.html »

26 Apr 2006

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

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=ac3NVtAemiZU&refer=culture »

26 Apr 2006

Après les travaux, l'Odéon reste inchangé

http://www.lemonde.fr/web/article/0,1-0@2-3246,36-757340@51-765075,0.html »

26 Apr 2006

Maltman/Johnson — Wigmore Hall, London

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1761330,00.html »

26 Apr 2006

Der Rosenkavalier, Komische Oper, Berlin

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/2cfa92ba-d548-11da-93bc-0000779e2340.html »

26 Apr 2006

Borodina/Abdrazakov, Carnegie Hall, New York

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/8487bd9c-d547-11da-93bc-0000779e2340.html »

25 Apr 2006

Lawrence Brownlee Wins Tenor Award

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MUSIC_RICHARD_TUCKER_AWARD?SITE=NYSAR&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT »

25 Apr 2006

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

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=a3AzMlO.5nS4&refer=culture »

25 Apr 2006

Shopping, Singing, Laughing: Anna Netrebko Talks About Herself

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=aV7Wa0YcEdeU&refer=culture »

25 Apr 2006

Spoleto offers eclectic array for its 30th year

http://www.timesanddemocrat.com/articles/2006/04/25/features/doc4446ea3e64552024498716.txt »

25 Apr 2006

Void left in School of Music

http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.php?id=35617&adid=news »

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

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/c733c13e-d3b4-11da-b2f3-0000779e2340.html »

24 Apr 2006

Deborah Voigt as Tosca

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

23 Apr 2006

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/23/arts/music/23gure.html »

22 Apr 2006

Drei Damen für Figaro

http://www.diepresse.com/Artikel.aspx?channel=k&ressort=ke&id=553725 »

22 Apr 2006

The Sixteen/Christophers, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/reviews/article359252.ece »

22 Apr 2006

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

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=a.rbx1gXlj2s&refer=culture# »

20 Apr 2006

Tristan und Isolde, Staatsoper unter den Linden, Berlin

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/80cf7a82-d08d-11da-b160-0000779e2340.html »

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

http://context.themoscowtimes.com/story/167532/ »

20 Apr 2006

An alluring, narcotic Wagner

http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/arts/ny-etlohen4707479apr20,0,5267226.story?coll=ny-arts-headlines »

20 Apr 2006

Tristan und Isolde, Mariinsky Theatre, Moscow

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/739b0ba8-cfc3-11da-80fb-0000779e2340.html »

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 »