Subscribe to
Opera Today

Receive articles and news via RSS feeds or email subscription.


facebook-icon.png


twitter_logo[1].gif



9780393088953.png

9780521746472.png

0810888688.gif

0810882728.gif

Elsewhere

The Moderate Soprano : Q&A with Nancy Carroll and Roger Allam

Nancy Carroll and Roger Allam play Audrey Mildmay and John Christie in David Hare’s play The Moderate Soprano which is currently at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London.

Le Concert Royal de la Nuit - Ensemble Correspondances

Le Concert Royal de la Nuit with Ensemble Correspondances led by Sébastien Daucé, the glorious culmination of the finest London Festival of the Baroque in years on the theme "Treasures of the Grand Siècle". Le Concert Royal de la Nuit was Louis XIV's announcement that he would be "Roi du Soleil", a ruler whose magnificence would transform France, and the world, in a new age of splendour.

Voices of Revolution – Prokofiev, Exile and Return

Seven, they are Seven , op.30; Violin Concerto no.1 in D minor, op.19; Cantata for the Twentieth Anniverary of the October Revolution, op.74. David Butt Philip (tenor), Pekka Kuusisto (violin), Aidan Oliver (voice of Lenin, chorus director), Philharmonia Voices, Crouch End Festival Chorus, Students of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (military band), Philharmonia Orchestra/Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, Sunday 20 May 2018.

Charpentier Histoires sacrées, staged - London Baroque Festival

Marc-Antoine Charpentier Histoires sacrées with Ensemble Correspondances, conducted by Sébastien Daucé, at St John's Smith Square, part of the London Festival of the Baroque 2018. This striking staging, by Vincent Huguet, brought out its austere glory: every bit a treasure of the Grand Siècle, though this grandeur was dedicated not to Sun God but to God.

No Time in Eternity: Iestyn Davies discusses Purcell and Nyman

Revolution, repetition, rhetoric. On my way to meet countertenor Iestyn Davies, I ponder if these are the elements that might form connecting threads between the music of Henry Purcell and Michael Nyman, whose works will be brought together later this month when Davies joins the viol consort Fretwork for a thought-provoking recital at Milton Court Concert Hall.

Aïda in Seattle: don’t mention the war!

When Francesca Zambello presented Aïda at her own Glimmerglass Opera in 2012, her staging was, as they say, “ripped from today’s headlines.” Fighter planes strafed the Egyptian headquarters as the curtain rose, water-boarding was the favored form of interrogation, Radames was executed by lethal injection.

Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2018 opens with Annilese Miskimmon's Madama Butterfly

As the bells rang with romance from the tower of St George’s Chapel, Windsor, the rolling downs of Sussex - which had just acquired a new Duke - echoed with the strains of a rather more bitter-sweet cross-cultural love affair. Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s 2018 season opened with Annilese Miskimmon’s production of Madama Butterfly, first seen during the 2016 Glyndebourne tour and now making its first visit to the main house.

Remembering Debussy

This concert might have been re-titled Remembrance of Musical Times Past: the time, that is, when French song, nurtured in the Proustian Parisian salons, began to gain a foothold in public concert halls. But, the madeleine didn’t quite work its magic on this occasion.

Garsington's Douglas Boyd on Strauss and Skating Rinks

‘On August 3, 1941, the day that Capriccio was finished, 682 Jews were killed in Chernovtsy, Romania; 1,500 in Jelgava, Latvia; and several hundred in Stanisławów, Ukraine. On October 28, 1942, the day of the opera’s premiere in Munich, the first convoy of Jews from Theresienstadt arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau, and 90 percent of them went to the gas chamber.’

A chiaroscuro Orfeo from Iestyn Davies and La Nuova Musica

‘I sought to restrict the music to its true purpose of serving to give expression to the poetry and to strengthen the dramatic situations, without interrupting the action or hampering it with unnecessary and superfluous ornamentations. […] I believed further that I should devote my greatest effort to seeking to achieve a noble simplicity; and I have avoided parading difficulties at the expense of clarity.’

Lessons in Love and Violence: powerful musical utterances but perplexing dramatic motivations

‘What a thrill -/ My thumb instead of an onion. The top quite gone/ Except for a sort of hinge/ Of skin,/ A flap like a hat,/ Dead white. Then that red plush.’ Those who imagined that Sylvia Plath (‘Cut’, 1962) had achieved unassailable aesthetic peaks in fusing pain - mental and physical - with beauty, might think again after seeing and hearing this, the third, collaboration between composer George Benjamin and dramatist/librettist Martin Crimp: Lessons in Love and Violence.

Grands motets de Lalande

Majesté, a new recording by Le Poème Harmonique, led by Vincent Dumestre, of music by Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657-1726) new from Alpha Classics. Le Poème Harmonique are regular visitors to London, appreciated for the variety of their programes. On Friday this week, (11/5) they'll be at St John's Smith Square as part of the London Festival of Baroque, with a programme titled "At the World's Courts".

Perpetual Night - Early English Baroque, Ensemble Correspondances

New from Harmonia Mundi, Perpetual Night. a superb recording of ayres and songs from the 17th century, by Ensemble Correspondances with Sébastien Daucé and Lucile Richardot. Ensemble Correspondances are among the foremost exponents of the music of Versailles and the French royalty, so it's good to hear them turn to the music of the Stuart court.

Les Salons de Pauline Viardot: Sabine Devieilhe at Wigmore Hall

Always in demand on French and international stages, the French soprano Sabine Devieihle is, fortunately, becoming an increasingly frequent visitor to these shores. Her first appearance at Wigmore Hall was last month’s performance of works by Handel with Emmanuelle Haïm’s Le Concert d’Astrée. This lunchtime recital, reflecting the meetings of music and minds which took place at Parisian salon of the nineteenth-century mezzo-soprano Pauline Viardot (1821-1910), was her solo debut at the venue.

Jesus Christ Superstar at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago is now featuring as its spring musical Jesus Christ Superstar with music and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The production originated with the Regent’s Park Theatre, London with additional scenery by Bay Productions, U.K. and Commercial Silk International.

Persephone glows with life in Seattle

As a figure in the history of 20th century art, few deserve to be closer to center stage than Ida Rubenbstein. Without her talent, determination, and vast wealth, Ravel’s Boléro, Debussy’s Martyrdom of St. Sebastien, Honegger’s Joan of Arc at the Stake, and Stravinsky’s Perséphone would not exist.

La concordia de’ pianeti: Imperial flattery set to Baroque splendor in Amsterdam

One trusts the banquet following the world premiere of La concordia de’ pianeti proffered some spicy flavors, because Pietro Pariati’s text is so cloying it causes violent stomach-churning. In contrast, Antonio Caldara’s music sparkles and dances like a blaze of crystal chandeliers.

Kathleen Ferrier Awards Final 2018

The 63rd Competition for the Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2018 was an unusually ‘home-grown’ affair. Last year’s Final had brought together singers from the UK, the Commonwealth, Europe, the US and beyond, but the six young singers assembled at Wigmore Hall on Friday evening all originated from the UK.

Affecting and Effective Traviata in San Jose

Opera San Jose capped its consistently enjoyable, artistically accomplished 2017-2018 season with a dramatically thoughtful, musically sound rendition of Verdi’s immortal La traviata.

Brahms Liederabend

At his best, Matthias Goerne does serious (ernst) at least as well as anyone else. He may not be everyone’s first choice as Papageno, although what he brings to the role is compelling indeed, quite different from the blithe clowning of some, arguably much closer to its fundamental sadness. (Is that not, after all, what clowns are about?) Yet, individual taste aside, whom would one choose before him to sing Brahms, let alone the Four Serious Songs?


OPERA TODAY ARCHIVES »

Recently in News

All Pages |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  12  |  13  |  14  |  15  |  16  |  17  |  18  |  19  |  20  |  21  |  22  |  23 
28 Jul 2006

The Fiery Angel, ROH, London

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1831950,00.html »

27 Jul 2006

Glimmerglass world premiere: Fine ensemble singing from large cast

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060727/ENTERTAINMENT03/607270323/1082/ »

27 Jul 2006

Salzburg Boos Future Festival Director Flimm for `Lucio Silla'

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=ankKio.d8zzw&refer=culture »

27 Jul 2006

Night of sultry Spanish style

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=P8&xml=/arts/2006/07/27/bmproms27.xml »

27 Jul 2006

Das Rheingold, Bayreuth

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/10979c84-1d8d-11db-bf06-0000779e2340.html »

27 Jul 2006

EMI and Warner Music shelve bids

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/1bde5a0a-1ce4-11db-9780-0000779e2340,_i_nbePage=bbb5d774-d441-11da-a357-0000779e2340.html »

26 Jul 2006

Lucio Silla: Diktator oder Weichei? Alles eins!

http://www.diepresse.com/Artikel.aspx?channel=k&ressort=ke&id=574576 »

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 »