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San Jose’s Bohemian Rhapsody

Opera San Jose has capped a wholly winning season with an emotionally engaging, thrillingly sung, enticingly fresh rendition of Puccini’s immortal masterpiece La bohème.

Fine Traviata Completes SDO Season

On Saturday evening April 22, 2017, San Diego Opera presented Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata at the Civic Theater. Director Marta Domingo updated the production from the constrictions of the nineteenth century to the freedom of the nineteen twenties. Violetta’s fellow courtesans and their dates wore fascinating outfits and, at one point, danced the Charleston to what looked like a jazz combo playing Verdi’s score.

The Exterminating Angel: compulsive repetitions and re-enactments

Thomas Adès’s third opera, The Exterminating Angel, is a dizzying, sometimes frightening, palimpsest of texts (literary and cinematic) and music, in which ceaseless repetitions of the past - inexact, ever varying, but inescapably compulsive - stultify the present and deny progress into the future. Paradoxically, there is endless movement within a constricting stasis. The essential elements collide in a surreal Sartrean dystopia: beasts of the earth (live sheep and a simulacra of a bear) roam, a disembodied hand floats through the air, water spouts from the floor and a burning cello provides the flames upon which to roast the sacrificial lambs. No wonder that when the elderly Doctor tries to restore order through scientific rationalism he is told, “We don't want reason! We want to get out of here!”

Dutch National Opera revives deliciously dark satire A Dog’s Heart

Is A Dog’s Heart even an opera? It is sung by opera singers to live music. Alexander Raskatov’s score, however, is secondary to the incredible stage visuals. Whatever it is, actor/director Simon McBurney’s first stab at opera is fantastic theatre. Its revival at Dutch National Opera, where it premiered in 2010, is hugely welcome.

A Chat With Italian Conductor Riccardo Frizza

Riccardo Frizza is a young Italian conductor whose performances in Europe and the United States are getting rave reviews. He tells us of his love for the operas of Verdi, Bellini, and particularly Donizetti.

Opera Rara: new recording of Bellini's Adelson e Salvini

In May 2016, Opera Rara gave Bellini aficionados a treat when they gave a concert performance of Vincenzo Bellini’s first opera, Adelson e Salvini, at the Barbican Hall. The preceding week had been spent in the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios, and this recording, released last month, is a very welcome addition to Opera Rara’s bel canto catalogue.

Jonas Kaufmann : Mahler Das Lied von der Erde

Jonas Kaufmann Mahler Das Lied von der Erde is utterly unique but also works surprisingly well as a musical experience. This won't appeal to superficial listeners, but will reward those who take Mahler seriously enough to value the challenge of new perspectives.

Garsington Opera For All

Following Garsington Opera for All’s successful second year of free public screenings on beaches, river banks and parks in isolated coastal and rural communities, Handel’s sparkling masterpiece Semele will be screened in four areas across the UK in 2017. Free events are programmed for Skegness (1 July), Ramsgate (22 July), Bridgwater (29 July) and Grimsby (11 October).

María José Moreno lights up the Israeli Opera with Lucia di Lammermoor

I kept hearing from knowledgeable opera fanatics that the Israeli Opera (IO) in Tel Aviv was a surprising sure bet. So I made my way to the Homeland to hear how supposedly great the quality of opera was. And man, I was in for treat.

Cinderella Enchants Phoenix

At Phoenix’s Symphony Hall on Friday evening April 7, Arizona Opera offered its final presentation of the 2016-2017 season, Gioachino Rossini’s Cinderella (La Cenerentola). The stars of the show were Daniela Mack as Cinderella, called Angelina in the opera, and Alek Shrader as Don Ramiro. Actually, Mack and Shrader are married couple who met singing these same roles at San Francisco Opera.

LA Opera’s Young Artist Program Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

On Saturday evening April 1, 2017, Placido Domingo and Los Angeles Opera celebrated their tenth year of training young opera artists in the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Program. From the singing I heard, they definitely have something of which to be proud.

Extravagant Line-up 2017-18 at Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, Germany

The town’s name itself “Baden-Baden” (named after Count Baden) sounds already enticing. Built against the old railway station, its Festspielhaus programs the biggest stars in opera for Germany’s largest auditorium. A Mecca for music lovers, this festival house doesn’t have its own ensemble, but through its generous sponsoring brings the great productions to the dreamy idylle.

Gerhaher and Bartoli take over Baden-Baden’s Festspielhaus

The Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden pretty much programs only big stars. A prime example was the Fall Festival this season. Grigory Sokolov opened with a piano recital, which I did not attend. I came for Cecilia Bartoli in Bellini’s Norma and Christian Gerhaher with Schubert’s Die Winterreise, and Anne-Sophie Mutter breathtakingly delivering Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto together with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Robin Ticciati, the ballerino conductor, is not my favorite, but together they certainly impressed in Mendelssohn.

Mahler Symphony no 8 : Jurowski, LPO, Royal Festival Hall, London

Mahler as dramatist! Mahler Symphony no 8 with Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall. Now we know why Mahler didn't write opera. His music is inherently theatrical, and his dramas lie not in narrative but in internal metaphysics. The Royal Festival Hall itself played a role, literally, since the singers moved round the performance space, making the music feel particularly fluid and dynamic. This was no ordinary concert.

Rameau's Les fêtes d'Hébé, ou Les talens lyriques: a charming French-UK collaboration at the RCM

Imagine a fête galante by Jean-Antoine Watteau brought to life, its colour and movement infusing a bucolic scene with charm and theatricality. Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opéra-ballet Les fêtes d'Hébé, ou Les talens lyriques, is one such amorous pastoral allegory, its three entrées populated by shepherds and sylvans, real characters such as Sapho and mythological gods such as Mercury.

The Royal Opera House announces its 2017/18 season

Details of the Royal Opera House's 2017/18 Season have been announced. Oliver Mears, who will begin his tenure as Director of Opera, comments: “I am delighted to introduce my first Season as Director of Opera for The Royal Opera House. As I begin this role, and as the world continues to reel from social and political tumult, it is reassuring to contemplate the talent and traditions that underpin this great building’s history. For centuries, a theatre on this site has welcomed all classes - even in times of revolution and war - to enjoy the most extraordinary combination of music and drama ever devised. Since the time of Handel, Covent Garden has been home to the most outstanding performers, composers and artists of every era. And for centuries, the joyous and often tragic art form of opera has offered a means by which we can be transported to another world, in all its wonderful excess and beauty.”

St Matthew Passion: Armonico Consort and Ian Bostridge

Whatever one’s own religious or spiritual beliefs, Bach’s St Matthew Passion is one of the most, perhaps the most, affecting depictions of the torturous final episodes of Jesus Christ’s mortal life on earth: simultaneously harrowing and beautiful, juxtaposing tender stillness with tragic urgency.

Pop Art with Abdellah Lasri in Berliner Staatsoper’s marvelous La bohème

Lindy Hume’s sensational La bohème at the Berliner Staatsoper brings out the moxie in Puccini. Abdellah Lasri emerged as a stunning discovery. He floored me with his tenor voice through which he embodied a perfect Rodolfo.

New opera Caliban banal and wearisome

Listening to Moritz Eggert’s Caliban is the equivalent of watching a flea-ridden dog chasing its own tail for one-and-half hours. It scratches, twitches and yelps. Occasionally, it blinks pleadingly, but you can’t bring yourself to care for such a foolish animal and its less-than-tragic plight.

Two rarities from the Early Opera Company at the Wigmore Hall

A large audience packed into the Wigmore Hall to hear the two Baroque rarities featured in this melodious performance by Christian Curnyn’s Early Opera Company. One was by the most distinguished ‘home-grown’ eighteenth-century musician, whose music - excepting some of the lively symphonies - remains seldom performed. The other was the work of a Saxon who - despite a few ups and downs in his relationship with the ‘natives’ - made London his home for forty-five years and invented that so English of genres, the dramatic oratorio.


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14 Apr 2017

Extravagant Line-up 2017-18 at Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, Germany

The town’s name itself “Baden-Baden” (named after Count Baden) sounds already enticing. Built against the old railway station, its Festspielhaus programs the biggest stars in opera for Germany’s largest auditorium. A Mecca for music lovers, this festival house doesn’t have its own ensemble, but through its generous sponsoring brings the great productions to the dreamy idylle.  »

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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

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18 Apr 2006

Handel's Oratorio 'Solomon' at Alice Tully Hall

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18 Apr 2006

Samuel Barbers „Vanessa“ am Theater Altenburg-Gera

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18 Apr 2006

Opera Pacific: These two are Verdi good

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18 Apr 2006

Il Re Pastore, Linbury, ROH, London

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18 Apr 2006

Orfeo

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14936-2137534,00.html »

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

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31 Mar 2006

Retired opera star returns to Iowa

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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

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30 Mar 2006

More Offenbach, more often

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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 »

26 Mar 2006

Classical, Now Without the 300-Year Delay

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/26/arts/music/26jeps.html »

24 Mar 2006

Boston Opera Co. Director Caldwell Dies

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_CALDWELL?SITE=CARDB&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT »

24 Mar 2006

Holzmair/Vignoles — Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1738257,00.html »

23 Mar 2006

Il Rè pastore au Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

http://www.lefigaro.fr/culture/20060323.FIG000000096_la_fracheur_du_jeune_mozart.html »

23 Mar 2006

Il dissoluto assolto, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/d89180e2-ba96-11da-980d-0000779e2340.html »

22 Mar 2006

Edinburgh festival: round the world in three weeks

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=entertainmentNews&storyid=2006-03-22T185253Z_01_L2253404_RTRUKOC_0_US-ARTS-BRITAIN-FESTIVAL.xml »

22 Mar 2006

Mozart on Beer Bottles, Paris Opera Roughs Up `Figaro'

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=a_G8y_dpKvv0&refer=culture »

22 Mar 2006

Electric Carmen

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/reviews/critics/chi-0603210336mar22,1,2253561.story?coll=chi-ent_critics-hed »

22 Mar 2006

Lysistrata, New York City Opera

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/ad220600-b9c1-11da-9d02-0000779e2340.html »

22 Mar 2006

The Show Must Go On

http://www.nysun.com/article/29536 »

22 Mar 2006

A Modern Gloss on 'Fidelio' at the Metropolitan Opera

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/22/arts/music/22fide.html »

22 Mar 2006

Cyrano de Bergerac, Opéra de Montpellier

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/5790a1a4-b905-11da-b57d-0000779e2340.html »

21 Mar 2006

Kasarova Seduces in Weak Donizetti Staging With Clumps of Monks

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

21 Mar 2006

La Rondine

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14936-2094896,00.html »

21 Mar 2006

Synthesiser creates a fight at the opera

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/news/article352581.ece »

21 Mar 2006

Henze premiere/Hallé/De Ridder

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1735799,00.html »

21 Mar 2006

In search of the lost golden age

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/3397751c-b837-11da-bfc5-0000779e2340.html »

21 Mar 2006

The Growth of a Tenor Voice Made Plain in Handel Works

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/21/arts/music/21luke.html »

20 Mar 2006

A classy 'Carmen'

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/20060320-9999-lz1c20carmen.html »

20 Mar 2006

Onward and Upward With the Opera

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/19/AR2006031901322.html »

20 Mar 2006

Apollo and Hyacinthus

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1734947,00.html »

20 Mar 2006

A Song Cycle Intimately Journeys From Hope to Despair

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/20/arts/music/20quas.html »

20 Mar 2006

Being Prepared for a Worst That Never Shows Up

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/20/arts/music/20forz.html »

20 Mar 2006

Eugene Onegin, Royal Opera House, London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/671c6e54-b767-11da-b4c2-0000779e2340.html »

17 Mar 2006

ENO Directors Admit Past Mistakes, Plan to Stay Put: Commentary

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=a1GhCLEo2e14&refer=culture »

17 Mar 2006

Hercules, Barbican, London

http://www.operatoday.com/content/2006/03/hercules_at_the.php »

17 Mar 2006

Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky Faces Demons in London `Onegin'

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=aD4.K_nv4V0c&refer=culture »

16 Mar 2006

The three tenors (act 2): opera's next generation invade charts

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/news/article351567.ece »

16 Mar 2006

Thérèse Raquin

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1731679,00.html »

16 Mar 2006

Polyeucte, Grand Théâtre Massenet, Saint-Etienne

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/c48c5a16-b511-11da-aa90-0000779e2340.html »

16 Mar 2006

A Composer Bypasses the Narrative for a Philosophical Vision of Faust

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/15/arts/music/15faus.html »

15 Mar 2006

The high notes of living dangerously

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14932-2073534,00.html »

15 Mar 2006

Jenufa/Tosca, Hackney Empire, London

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/reviews/article351477.ece »

15 Mar 2006

A Cloudy Night for Stars, but Others Could Shine

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/15/arts/music/15luis.html »

15 Mar 2006

Who Needs Stars, Anyway?

http://www.nysun.com/article/29146 »

14 Mar 2006

Hip-hop meets Mozart

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/features/article351244.ece »

14 Mar 2006

At ease with a darker vision of the world

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/90b855f2-b2b7-11da-ab3e-0000779e2340.html »

14 Mar 2006

Café Momus Gang Returns, Bidding Farewell to an Age of Innocence

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/14/arts/music/14bohe.html »

14 Mar 2006

A 'Boheme' for All Ages

http://www.nysun.com/article/29040 »

13 Mar 2006

Orest, Komische Oper, Berlin

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/be5b6e52-b1e7-11da-96ad-0000779e2340.html »

13 Mar 2006

An Inspired Requiem And a Gratifying Opera

http://www.nysun.com/article/28978 »

13 Mar 2006

Opportunity Is Waiting at the Opera As Maestro Recovers From a Fall

http://www.nysun.com/article/28987 »

13 Mar 2006

Rags and Riches: Joplin's Flawed Masterpiece

http://www.nysun.com/article/28979 »

13 Mar 2006

The Dearly Departed, Lingering This Side of Paradise

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/13/arts/music/13span.html?_r=1&oref=slogin »

10 Mar 2006

Anna Moffo, 73, Soprano and Arts Advocate, has Died

http://www.metoperafamily.org/operanews/news/pressrelease.aspx?id=1132 »

10 Mar 2006

That Big Nose Is Back, and So Is the Voice That Goes With It

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/10/arts/music/10cyra.html »

10 Mar 2006

Preview: Eugene Onegin, Royal Opera House, London

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/features/article350466.ece »

10 Mar 2006

It ain’t over till the phat lady raps

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14932-2077619,00.html »

10 Mar 2006

Nina Stemme, Wigmore Hall, London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/e94135dc-af91-11da-b417-0000779e2340.html »

10 Mar 2006

Our Tenor Man

http://www.nysun.com/article/28903 »

09 Mar 2006

La Voix Humaine and Send (Who Are You? I love you) — Audra McDonald Double Bill

http://www.musicomh.com/opera/hgo-voix-humaine_0306.htm »

09 Mar 2006

Placido Domingo Returns to the Stage

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/09/AR2006030900200.html?nav=rss_artsandliving/entertainmentnews »

09 Mar 2006

A Mostly Happy Revival

http://www.nysun.com/article/28795 »

09 Mar 2006

Tenor's overture for business to support classical music

http://www.timesofmalta.com/core/article.php?id=217164 »

09 Mar 2006

A diva takes action

http://www.rochester-citynews.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A4240 »

08 Mar 2006

A Generous Soul Celebrated in Almost Continual Music

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/08/arts/music/07fella-extra.html »

08 Mar 2006

A Memento and a Harbinger: The Met Ponders a Crossroads

http://www.observer.com/20060313/20060313_Charles_Michener_culture_music.asp »

08 Mar 2006

Clara Schumann: The troubled career of the pianist

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/features/article349785.ece »

08 Mar 2006

Troubled opera company picks young conductor

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1726027,00.html »

07 Mar 2006

The Sixteen/Christophers

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14936-2072473,00.html »

07 Mar 2006

Götterdämmerung, Operaen, Copenhagen

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/e9635d6c-ad37-11da-9643-0000779e2340.html »

07 Mar 2006

Discovering a Hidden Trove in a Little-Known Latin World

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/07/arts/music/07sava.html »

07 Mar 2006

An opera's woes

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/magazine/daily/14008503.htm »

06 Mar 2006

Sir John In Love, Coliseum, London

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/reviews/article349460.ece »

06 Mar 2006

Opera's Got A Brand-New Rag For One Night

http://www.nypost.com/entertainment/62770.htm »

05 Mar 2006

Sir John in Love, Coliseum, London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/79a994a6-ac69-11da-8226-0000779e2340.html »

04 Mar 2006

Die Welt on the End of "des Regietheaters"

http://www.wams.de/data/2006/03/05/855271.html »

04 Mar 2006

It's Italy in the Caribbean -- with a few snags

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060304.wxcruise0304/BNStory/specialTravel/home »

04 Mar 2006

Viardot And Friends, Wigmore Hall, London

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/reviews/article349015.ece »

04 Mar 2006

A Lion of Drama Lets His Operatic Soul Roar

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/04/arts/music/04sorv.html »

03 Mar 2006

Opera: Sir John in Love

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14936-2068322,00.html »

03 Mar 2006

Euryanthe, Dresden Semperoper

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/57eff4ae-aa16-11da-96ea-0000779e2340.html »

03 Mar 2006

DOJ opens probe into online music pricing

http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=entertainmentNews&storyid=2006-03-03T151330Z_01_N02427470_RTRUKOC_0_US-MEDIA-ONLINEMUSIC.xml »

02 Mar 2006

Preview: Sir John In Love, Coliseum, London

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/features/article348613.ece »

02 Mar 2006

Kate Royal

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14936-2064472,00.html »

02 Mar 2006

Operas announce collaboration

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06060/662554.stm »

01 Mar 2006

Quirky and affectionate tribute to Mozart

http://www.galwayindependent.com/entertainment/6602.html »

01 Mar 2006

Cri de Coeur

http://www.metoperafamily.org/operanews/issue/article.aspx?id=1549&issueID=68 »

01 Mar 2006

Musical marathon: A ten-minute guide to the ring cycle

http://news.independent.co.uk/media/article348407.ece »

01 Mar 2006

Juilliard Receives Music Manuscript Collection

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/01/arts/music/01gift.html?_r=1&oref=slogin »

28 Feb 2006

Shoe Box Memories Travel to the Opera Stage

http://www.nysun.com/article/28262 »

28 Feb 2006

Orfeo ed Euridice, Lyric Opera of Chicago

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/6ff79a62-a880-11da-aeeb-0000779e2340.html »

28 Feb 2006

Wozzeck, Royal Opera House, London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/657f30a8-a881-11da-aeeb-0000779e2340.html »

28 Feb 2006

Meeting the Challenge in an India of Fantasy

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/28/arts/music/28lakm.html »

28 Feb 2006

The shocking death of Thomas Becket is brought to life in an opera

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/features/article348284.ece »

28 Feb 2006

Australian composer takes over as director of Edinburgh festival

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1719634,00.html »

28 Feb 2006

Death in Venice, Frankfurt Opera

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/1b38f0a0-a800-11da-85bc-0000779e2340.html »

25 Feb 2006

La Bohème at Royal Albert Hall

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,,1717428,00.html »

25 Feb 2006

The Kirov Delivers a Requiem Full of Life

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/25/AR2006022500037.html »

24 Feb 2006

What Opera Owes to Dance

http://www.nysun.com/article/28120 »

24 Feb 2006

When the Lyrics Are Fragmentary and the Melodies Elusive

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/23/arts/music/23phil-extra.html »

23 Feb 2006

A Journey With Schubert From Restraint to Passion

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/23/arts/music/23zank.html »

23 Feb 2006

The Kirov's 'Parsifal': Russo-Profundo

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/22/AR2006022202537.html »

23 Feb 2006

The Score — Met Opera Auditions

http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=30839 »

23 Feb 2006

Opera feels the shock of the new

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,18251966%255E16947,00.html »

23 Feb 2006

Domingo Re-Ups With Washington, L.A. Operas

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/21/AR2006022101859.html?sub=AR »

23 Feb 2006

Macbeth — Royal Opera House, London

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,,1715741,00.html »

22 Feb 2006

Soprano Bullock Smashes Piano Ahead of Cutthroat ROH Debut

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=alYdgKL7NeEs&refer=culture# »

22 Feb 2006

Pauline Viardot: The forgotten diva

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/features/article346810.ece »

22 Feb 2006

Dmitri Hvorostovsky — Barbican, London

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,,1714841,00.html »

22 Feb 2006

In Tiny Quarters, Pomp and a Grandness of Spirit

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/22/arts/music/22amat.html »

21 Feb 2006

Difficult Verdi Opera Gets Rare Revival

http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OPERA_FORZA?SITE=NYSAR&SECTION=ENTERTAINMENT&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2006-02-21-15-18-57 »

21 Feb 2006

'It's not the Holy Grail'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/features/story/0,,1714334,00.html »

21 Feb 2006

Macbeth, Royal Opera House, London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/4341d4b2-a27f-11da-9096-0000779e2340.html »