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Adriana Lecouvreur Opera Holland Park

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

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

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

Schoenberg : Moses und Aron, Welsh National Opera, London

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

Rossini is Alive and Well and Living in Iowa

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

Gergiev : Janáček Glagolitic Mass, BBC Proms

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

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

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

Glyndebourne's Strauss Der Rosenkavalier, BBC Proms

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

Il turco in Italia at the Aix Festival

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

First Night of the BBC Proms : Elgar The Kingdom

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

Le nozze di Figaro, Munich

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

Winterreise and Trauernacht at the Aix Festival

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

James Gilchrist at Wigmore Hall

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

Music for a While: Improvisations on Henry Purcell

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

Nabucco at Orange

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

Richard Strauss: Notturno

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

Saint Louis: A Hit is a Hit is a Hit

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

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

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

Ariodante at the Aix Festival

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

Lucy Crowe, Wigmore Hall

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

The Turn of the Screw, Holland Park

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


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21 Mar 2006

La Rondine

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21 Mar 2006

Synthesiser creates a fight at the opera

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21 Mar 2006

Henze premiere/Hallé/De Ridder

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21 Mar 2006

In search of the lost golden age

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21 Mar 2006

The Growth of a Tenor Voice Made Plain in Handel Works

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20 Mar 2006

A classy 'Carmen'

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20 Mar 2006

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20 Mar 2006

Apollo and Hyacinthus

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20 Mar 2006

A Song Cycle Intimately Journeys From Hope to Despair

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20 Mar 2006

Being Prepared for a Worst That Never Shows Up

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20 Mar 2006

Eugene Onegin, Royal Opera House, London

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17 Mar 2006

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

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17 Mar 2006

Hercules, Barbican, London

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17 Mar 2006

Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky Faces Demons in London `Onegin'

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16 Mar 2006

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

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16 Mar 2006

Thérèse Raquin

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16 Mar 2006

Polyeucte, Grand Théâtre Massenet, Saint-Etienne

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16 Mar 2006

A Composer Bypasses the Narrative for a Philosophical Vision of Faust

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15 Mar 2006

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15 Mar 2006

Jenufa/Tosca, Hackney Empire, London

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15 Mar 2006

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15 Mar 2006

Who Needs Stars, Anyway?

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14 Mar 2006

Hip-hop meets Mozart

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14 Mar 2006

At ease with a darker vision of the world

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14 Mar 2006

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

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14 Mar 2006

A 'Boheme' for All Ages

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13 Mar 2006

Orest, Komische Oper, Berlin

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13 Mar 2006

An Inspired Requiem And a Gratifying Opera

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13 Mar 2006

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

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13 Mar 2006

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13 Mar 2006

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10 Mar 2006

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

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10 Mar 2006

Preview: Eugene Onegin, Royal Opera House, London

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10 Mar 2006

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10 Mar 2006

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09 Mar 2006

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09 Mar 2006

Placido Domingo Returns to the Stage

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09 Mar 2006

A Mostly Happy Revival

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09 Mar 2006

Tenor's overture for business to support classical music

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09 Mar 2006

A diva takes action

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08 Mar 2006

A Memento and a Harbinger: The Met Ponders a Crossroads

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Clara Schumann: The troubled career of the pianist

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08 Mar 2006

Troubled opera company picks young conductor

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07 Mar 2006

The Sixteen/Christophers

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07 Mar 2006

Götterdämmerung, Operaen, Copenhagen

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07 Mar 2006

Discovering a Hidden Trove in a Little-Known Latin World

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07 Mar 2006

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06 Mar 2006

Sir John In Love, Coliseum, London

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06 Mar 2006

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05 Mar 2006

Sir John in Love, Coliseum, London

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04 Mar 2006

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04 Mar 2006

Viardot And Friends, Wigmore Hall, London

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04 Mar 2006

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03 Mar 2006

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03 Mar 2006

Euryanthe, Dresden Semperoper

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03 Mar 2006

DOJ opens probe into online music pricing

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02 Mar 2006

Preview: Sir John In Love, Coliseum, London

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02 Mar 2006

Kate Royal

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02 Mar 2006

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01 Mar 2006

Quirky and affectionate tribute to Mozart

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01 Mar 2006

Cri de Coeur

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01 Mar 2006

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

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01 Mar 2006

Juilliard Receives Music Manuscript Collection

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28 Feb 2006

Shoe Box Memories Travel to the Opera Stage

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28 Feb 2006

Orfeo ed Euridice, Lyric Opera of Chicago

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28 Feb 2006

Wozzeck, Royal Opera House, London

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28 Feb 2006

Meeting the Challenge in an India of Fantasy

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28 Feb 2006

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

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28 Feb 2006

Australian composer takes over as director of Edinburgh festival

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28 Feb 2006

Death in Venice, Frankfurt Opera

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25 Feb 2006

La Bohème at Royal Albert Hall

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25 Feb 2006

The Kirov Delivers a Requiem Full of Life

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24 Feb 2006

What Opera Owes to Dance

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24 Feb 2006

When the Lyrics Are Fragmentary and the Melodies Elusive

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23 Feb 2006

A Journey With Schubert From Restraint to Passion

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23 Feb 2006

The Kirov's 'Parsifal': Russo-Profundo

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23 Feb 2006

The Score — Met Opera Auditions

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23 Feb 2006

Opera feels the shock of the new

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23 Feb 2006

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

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23 Feb 2006

Macbeth — Royal Opera House, London

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22 Feb 2006

Soprano Bullock Smashes Piano Ahead of Cutthroat ROH Debut

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22 Feb 2006

Pauline Viardot: The forgotten diva

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22 Feb 2006

Dmitri Hvorostovsky — Barbican, London

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22 Feb 2006

In Tiny Quarters, Pomp and a Grandness of Spirit

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21 Feb 2006

Difficult Verdi Opera Gets Rare Revival

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21 Feb 2006

'It's not the Holy Grail'

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21 Feb 2006

Macbeth, Royal Opera House, London

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21 Feb 2006

A Most Familiar Tale, Told in a New Mix of Sounds

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21 Feb 2006

Encores Wanted and a Smorgasbord Served

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21 Feb 2006

Scots tycoon saves English opera

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20 Feb 2006

'Our Town' opera by Ned Rorem to debut at IU

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20 Feb 2006

Love conquers all — even one-eyed monsters

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20 Feb 2006

Falstaff, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg

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19 Feb 2006

On America's most-wanted list — Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham is mesmerizing

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19 Feb 2006

Sorry, I'm a bit tied up

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19 Feb 2006

In Act III, the Chairman Quits

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18 Feb 2006

Please sir, more millions

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18 Feb 2006

Handel & Haydn Society presents musical salute to Mozart at 250

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17 Feb 2006

What won’t Dan dare?

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17 Feb 2006

Sexual healing

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16 Feb 2006

Dull, sleepy 'Padlock' gives way to dandy 'Dido'

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16 Feb 2006

Hercules in Brooklyn — Two Reviews

http://www.operatoday.com/content/2006/02/hercules_last_t.php »

16 Feb 2006

Preview: Macbeth, Royal Opera House, London

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/features/article345824.ece »

15 Feb 2006

Die Frau ohne Schatten, Finnish National Opera

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15 Feb 2006

The Consummate Vocal Recitalist

http://www.nysun.com/article/27609 »

15 Feb 2006

Opera & Society

http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=4&tid=48 »

15 Feb 2006

The Lewds and the Prudes Offer Much to Sing About

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/15/arts/music/15lott.html »

15 Feb 2006

Mozart's `Garden Girl' Has Mad Love, Harnoncourt in Zurich

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=auDXdju0lasc&refer=culture »

14 Feb 2006

The Metropolitan Opera Announces Ambitious New Artistic Plans

http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/news/detail.aspx?id=165 »

14 Feb 2006

Language tricky for passionless lead actors in 'Roméo and Juliet'

http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/entertainment/1139909583214190.xml&coll=2 »

14 Feb 2006

Uraufführung: Henze komponiert nur für Berlin

http://www.diepresse.com/Artikel.aspx?channel=k&ressort=ke&id=539164 »

13 Feb 2006

Albert Herring, Gotham Chamber Opera, New York

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/0ad456d6-9c35-11da-8baa-0000779e2340.html »

13 Feb 2006

The Marriage of Figaro

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14936-2038219,00.html »

13 Feb 2006

A Gaudy Biblical Pageant

http://www.nysun.com/article/27440 »

13 Feb 2006

At the Met: Big Plans for Living Composers

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/13/arts/music/13tomm.html »

12 Feb 2006

Opera Today and iTunes

http://www.operatoday.com/sounds/Weber/Euryanthe/Euryanthe.xml »

12 Feb 2006

Rigoletto, Coliseum, London

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/reviews/article345052.ece »

11 Feb 2006

Bonney/Martineau — St George's, Bristol

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,,1707334,00.html »

11 Feb 2006

Rigoletto — Coliseum, London

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,,1707602,00.html »

11 Feb 2006

Baritone Sings to His Strong Suit of English Art Songs

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/11/arts/music/11thal.html »

11 Feb 2006

As Audience Shrinks, the Met Gets Daring

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/11/arts/music/11met.html »

10 Feb 2006

Soprano Sylvia McNair switches from opera to cabaret

http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/living/13836554.htm »

10 Feb 2006

Operatic gold dust

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2006/02/09/bmshore09.xml&sSheet=/arts/2006/02/10/ixartright.html »

10 Feb 2006

Child's Opera According to Sendak: Send In the Bullies and Milk

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/10/arts/music/10send.html »

09 Feb 2006

LSO Live's Falstaff Wins Grammy

http://www.lso.co.uk/recordings/lsolive/detail.asp?Detail=LSO0055 »

09 Feb 2006

Philadelphia Orchestra/Rattle, Carnegie Hall, NY

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/501c727c-9911-11da-aa99-0000779e2340.html »

09 Feb 2006

New York Philharmonic to Make Concerts Available for Digital Downloading

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/09/arts/music/09reco.html »

08 Feb 2006

In Search of Mozart

http://www.smh.com.au/news/film-reviews/celebration-of-mozart-stays-in-tune-with-the-facts/2006/02/08/1139379567372.html »

08 Feb 2006

Mozart's added horse-power

http://www.theage.com.au/news/music/mozarts-added-horsepower/2006/02/06/1139074161265.html »

08 Feb 2006

Faustus, The Last Night, Staatsoper, Berlin

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/51dac150-9848-11da-816b-0000779e2340.html »

08 Feb 2006

A Legitimate Rival to the Colossus

http://www.nysun.com/article/27207 »

07 Feb 2006

At andante.com, the finale

http://www.latimes.com/technology/la-et-andante3feb03,1,82852.story?coll=la-headlines-technology »

07 Feb 2006

Andante Slips Away

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2006/02/andante_slips_a.html »

07 Feb 2006

Verdi's Poisoned Doge Receives Fascistic Staging in Hamburg

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=awK5_5vJcfNM&refer=culture »

07 Feb 2006

The Mikado — Coliseum, London

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,,1703675,00.html »

07 Feb 2006

La clemenza di Tito Oper, Frankfurt

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/fe9e367c-977d-11da-82b7-0000779e2340.html »

06 Feb 2006

Alceste, Stuttgart State Opera

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/56a48020-96b5-11da-a5ba-0000779e2340.html »

06 Feb 2006

A Violetta to Conquer the Scenery

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/06/arts/music/06trav.html »

06 Feb 2006

With Soaring Reputation, a Young Tenor Has More to Prove

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/06/arts/music/06rola.html »

06 Feb 2006

Verdi Would Be Proud

http://www.nysun.com/article/27038 »

06 Feb 2006

'Rosenkavalier' melds comedy, truth

http://www.chicagosuntimes.com/output/entertainment/cst-ftr-lyric06.html »

05 Feb 2006

An epic tale of lost chords found

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14932-2021534,00.html »

05 Feb 2006

Mikado

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14936-2026528,00.html »

05 Feb 2006

Iolanthe, or The Peer and the Peri

http://www.musicomh.com/opera/iolanthe_0206.htm »

05 Feb 2006

Review: Gheorghiu Triumphs in 'Traviata'

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/05/AR2006020500501.html »

03 Feb 2006

Rodelinda, Barbican, London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/f38fa206-9459-11da-82ea-0000779e2340.html »

03 Feb 2006

Concertos, Yes, but a Mozart Never Far From His Operatic Impulse

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

03 Feb 2006

Change or die

http://www.guardian.co.uk/filmandmusic/story/0,,1700397,00.html »

03 Feb 2006

Pirates: It Takes One to Know One

http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,70144-0.html?tw=wn_index_9 »

03 Feb 2006

Opera Today Media Store Is Open

http://www.operatoday.com/store/ »

02 Feb 2006

Dawn Upshaw — Still Rising, Still Shining

http://www.classicalsinger.com/magazine/article.php?id=1245 »

01 Feb 2006

The Medium/The Impresario/ Second Movement, Covent Garden Film Studios, London

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/reviews/article341809.ece »

01 Feb 2006

Celebrating Mozart

http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/02/01/travel/01viennaletter.html »

31 Jan 2006

Don Giovanni, Palais Garnier, Paris

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/140a98ea-91ff-11da-bab9-0000779e2340.html »

31 Jan 2006

Gotterdammerung - Theatre du Chatelet, Paris

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/a0baa362-91fe-11da-bab9-0000779e2340.html »

31 Jan 2006

A Sprite Far From Heaven in a Quest for Redemption

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/31/arts/music/31bots.html »

31 Jan 2006

A Cornucopia of Orchestral Colors

http://www.nysun.com/article/26770 »