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Prom 9: Fidelio lives by its Florestan

The last time Beethoven’s sole opera, Fidelio, was performed at the Proms, in 2009, Daniel Barenboim was making a somewhat belated London opera debut with his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.

The Merchant of Venice: WNO at Covent Garden

In Out of Africa, her account of her Kenyan life, Karen Blixen relates an anecdote, ‘Farah and The Merchant of Venice’. When Blixen told Farah Aden, her Somali butler, the story of Shakespeare’s play, he was disappointed and surprised by the denouement: surely, he argued, the Jew Shylock could have succeeded in his bond if he had used a red-hot knife? As an African, Farah expected a different narrative, demonstrating that our reception of art depends so much on our assumptions and preconceptions.

Leoncavallo's Zazà at Investec Opera Holland Park

The make-up is slapped on thickly in this new production of Leoncavallo’s Zazà by director Marie Lambert and designer Alyson Cummings at Investec Opera Holland Park.

McVicar’s Enchanting but Caliginous Rigoletto in Castle Olavinlinna at Savonlinna Opera Festival

David McVicar’s thrilling take on Verdi’s Rigoletto premiered as the first international production of this Summer’s Savonlinna Opera Festival. The scouts for the festival made the smart decision to let McVicar adapt his 2001 Covent Garden staging to the unique locale of Castle Olavinlinna.

Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance at Covent Garden

The end of the ROH’s summer season was marked as usual by the Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance but this year’s showcase was a little lacklustre at times.

A Falstaff Opera in Shakespeare’s Words: Sir John in Love

Only one Shakespeare play has resulted in three operas that get performed today (whether internationally or primarily in one language-region). Perhaps surprisingly, the play in question is a comedy that is sometimes considered a lesser work by the Bard: The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Sallinen’s Kullervo is Brutal and Spectacular Finnish Opera at Savonlinna Opera Festival

For the centenary of Finland’s Independence, the Savonlinna Opera Festival brought back Kari Heiskanen’s spectacular 1992 production of Aulis Salinen’s Kullervo. The excellent Finnish soloists and glorious choir unflinchingly offered this opera of vocal blood and guts. Conductor Hannu Lintu fired up the Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra in Sallinen’s thrilling music.

Kát’a Kabanová at Investec Opera Holland Park

If there was any doubt of the insignificance of mankind in the face of the forces of Nature, then Yannis Thavoris’ design for Olivia Fuchs production of Janáček’s Kát’a Kabanová - first seen at Investec Opera Holland Park in 2009 - would puncture it in a flash, figuratively and literally.

A bel canto feast at Cadogan Hall

The bel canto repertoire requires stylish singing, with beautiful tone and elegant phrasing. Strength must be allied with grace in order to coast the vocal peaks with unflawed legato; flexibility blended with accuracy ensures the most bravura passages are negotiated with apparent ease.

Don Pasquale: a cold-hearted comedy at Glyndebourne

Director Mariame Clément’s Don Pasquale, first seen during the 2011 tour and staged in the house in 2013, treads a fine line between realism and artifice.

Billy Budd Indomitable in Des Moines

It is hard to know where to begin to praise the peerless accomplishment that is Des Moines Metro Opera’s staggeringly powerful Billy Budd.

Tannhäuser at Munich

Romeo Castellucci’s aesthetic — if one may speak in the singular — is very different from almost anything else on show in the opera house at the moment. That, I have no doubt, is unquestionably a good thing. Castellucci is a serious artist and it is all too easy for any of us to become stuck in an artistic rut, congratulating ourselves not only on our understanding but also,  may God help us, our ‘taste’ — as if so trivial a notion had something to do with anything other than ourselves.

Des Moines Answers Turandot’s Riddles

With Turandot, Des Moines Metro Opera operated from the premise of prima la voce, and if the no-holds-barred singing and rhapsodic playing didn’t send shivers down your spine, well, you were at the wrong address.

Maria Visits Des Moines

With an atmospheric, crackling performance of Astor Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires, Des Moines Metro Opera once again set off creative sparks with its Second Stage concept.

Die schöne Müllerin: Davies and Drake provoke fresh thoughts at Middle Temple Hall

Schubert wrote Die schöne Müllerin (1824) for a tenor (or soprano) range - that of his own voice. Wilhelm Müller’s poems depict the youthful unsophistication of a country lad who, wandering with carefree unworldliness besides a burbling stream, comes upon a watermill, espies the miller’s fetching daughter and promptly falls in love - only to be disillusioned when she spurns him for a virile hunter. So, perhaps the tenor voice possesses the requisite combination of lightness and yearning to convey this trajectory from guileless innocence to disenchantment and dejection.

World Premiere of Aulis Sallinen’s Castle in the Water Savonlinna Opera Festival

For my first trip to Finland, I flew from Helsinki to the east, close to the border of Russia near St. Petersburg over many of Suomi’s thousand lakes, where the summer getaway Savonlinna lays. Right after the solstice during July and early August, the town’s opera festival offers high quality productions. In this enchanting locale in the midst of peaceful nature, the sky at dusk after the mesmerising sunset fades away is worth the trip alone!

Mozart and Stravinsky in Aix

Bathed in Mediterranean light, basking in enlightenment Aix found two famous classical works, Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress in its famous festival’s open air Théâtre de l’Archevêche. But were we enlightened?

Des Moines: Nothing ‘Little’ About Night Music

Des Moines Metro Opera’s richly detailed production of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music left an appreciative audience to waltz home on air, and has prompted this viewer to search for adequate superlatives.

Longborough Festival Opera: A World Class Tristan und Isolde in a Barn Shed

Of all the places, I did not expect a sublime Tristan und Isolde in a repurposed barn in the Cotswolds. Don’t be fooled by Longborough’s stage without lavish red curtains to open and close each act. Any opera house would envy the riveting chemistry between Peter Wedd and Lee Bisset in this intimate, 500 seat setting. Conductor Anthony Negus proved himself a master at Wagner’s emotional depth. Epic drama in minimalistic elegance: who needs a big budget when you have talent and drama this passionate?

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra throws a glossy Bernstein party

For almost thirty years, summer at the Concertgebouw has been synonymous with Robeco SummerNights. This popular series expands the classical concert formula with pop, film music, jazz and more, served straight up or mixed together. Composer Leonard Bernstein’s versatility makes his oeuvre, ranging from Broadway to opera, prime SummerNight fare.


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11 Jul 2017

Savonlinna Opera Festival (I): World Premiere of Aulis Sallinen’s Castle in the Water

For my first trip to Finland, I flew from Helsinki to the east, close to the border of Russia near St. Petersburg over many of Suomi’s thousand lakes, where the summer getaway Savonlinna lays. Right after the solstice during July and early August, the town’s opera festival offers high quality productions. In this enchanting locale in the midst of peaceful nature, the sky at dusk after the mesmerising sunset fades away is worth the trip alone! »

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27 Jul 2006

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27 Jul 2006

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27 Jul 2006

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27 Jul 2006

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26 Jul 2006

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26 Jul 2006

Glimmerglass' 'Greater Good' isn't either one

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24 Jul 2006

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24 Jul 2006

`Betrothal' Shines at Glyndebourne for Quality of the Singing

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24 Jul 2006

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24 Jul 2006

Salzburg im TV: Wie wird die Netrebko-Show?

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22 Jul 2006

The Nose

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20 Jul 2006

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

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20 Jul 2006

Previews: Betrothal in a Monastery, Glyndebourne, East Sussex

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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'

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19 Jul 2006

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

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14 Jul 2006

Opera Throws Farewell Fest; Artists Hit Streets: Munich Outings

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14 Jul 2006

Don Pasquale, Royal Opera House, London

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13 Jul 2006

Castrato is heard from the grave

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13 Jul 2006

Armide at Buxton

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10 Jul 2006

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

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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

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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

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05 Jul 2006

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Was Ferrier of Our Era: Norman Lebrecht

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05 Jul 2006

Aix-en-Provence Festival Begins Its First Ring Cycle

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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

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05 Jul 2006

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

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04 Jul 2006

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

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02 Jul 2006

Sturm und Drang, daß die Fetzen fliegen

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02 Jul 2006

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

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02 Jul 2006

The Dreams and Drama of Two Unconventional Operas

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30 Jun 2006

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

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26 Jun 2006

Soile Isokoski / Marita Viitasalo — Wigmore Hall, London

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26 Jun 2006

Weill Double Bill, Opéra national de Lyon

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26 Jun 2006

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

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20 Jun 2006

Rigoletto

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20 Jun 2006

Heine and Schumann — Wigmore Hall, London

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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

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20 Jun 2006

An Arcadian setting where rarities flourish

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17 Jun 2006

Blutrot die Segel, schwarz der Mast

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17 Jun 2006

TSO program is all about Heppner

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17 Jun 2006

Time bending backwards - and a 50ft wall of fire

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16 Jun 2006

Tales of our times

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15 Jun 2006

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

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15 Jun 2006

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

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14 Jun 2006

Arts Manager's Company Ends Suddenly

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14 Jun 2006

An opera you can't refuse

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14 Jun 2006

Karita Mattila, Barbican Hall, London

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14 Jun 2006

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

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13 Jun 2006

Grendel, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles

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13 Jun 2006

Patricia Ciofi retrouve Dona Anna

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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

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12 Jun 2006

Fedora, Opera Holland Park, London

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12 Jun 2006

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

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09 Jun 2006

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

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09 Jun 2006

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

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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

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01 Jun 2006

The worst of all possible worlds

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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

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01 Jun 2006

This Time, the Elephant Man Sings

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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 »