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Rameau Grand Motets, BBC Proms

Best of the season so far! William Christie and Les Arts Florissants performed Rameau Grand Motets at late night Prom 17. Perfection, as one would expect from arguably the finest Rameau interpreters in the business, and that's saying a lot, given the exceptionally high quality of French baroque performance in the last 40 years.

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.


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26 Jan 2006

Mozart Rules From Salzburg to Santiago

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26 Jan 2006

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25 Jan 2006

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24 Jan 2006

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24 Jan 2006

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24 Jan 2006

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24 Jan 2006

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24 Jan 2006

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24 Jan 2006

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24 Jan 2006

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23 Jan 2006

The Populist Innovator

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23 Jan 2006

The ghost of Mozart speaks

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23 Jan 2006

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22 Jan 2006

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22 Jan 2006

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20 Jan 2006

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20 Jan 2006

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20 Jan 2006

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20 Jan 2006

On This Day: 20 January

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20 Jan 2006

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19 Jan 2006

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19 Jan 2006

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19 Jan 2006

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18 Jan 2006

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17 Jan 2006

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The Bartered Bride, Royal Opera House, London

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06 Jan 2006

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06 Jan 2006

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05 Jan 2006

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L'Elisir d'Amore at the Met — Three Reviews

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Mozart-Schädel: Geheimnis um Echtheit wird gelüftet

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03 Jan 2006

Opera at the Philharmonic

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03 Jan 2006

Even at Concert Halls, It's Location, Location, Location

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02 Jan 2006

Sounds of Summer: Dame Joan Sutherland

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Rare Operatic Masterpiece Comes to the Historic Los Angeles Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles

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A Self-Confident Diva With a Symphony Orchestra to Contend With

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Il barbiere di Siviglia, Royal Opera House, London

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Macabre, magical and magnificent

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ENO changes tune on music director

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29 Dec 2005

Barenboim hints at La Scala encore

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28 Dec 2005

ENO woes continue with new sacking and strike

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28 Dec 2005

Celebrating a Quarter-Millennium of Mozart

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28 Dec 2005

Unhappy birthday? It's his 250th anniversary, but Mozart is too 'chocolate-boxy' for Radio 3

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28 Dec 2005

Music writers put an ear to the ground

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Great News! It's the Dawning of the Atomic Age

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24 Dec 2005

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23 Dec 2005

Soprano Cancels Carnegie Recital Debut

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23 Dec 2005

The Order in the Chaos of 'Wozzeck'

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23 Dec 2005

JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU: THE SORCERER OF THE STAGE

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Tragic Indeed — An American Tragedy is yet another contemporary-opera-by-the-numbers rehash

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22 Dec 2005

OPERA HOT — The Met’s fall season

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21 Dec 2005

An Enjoyable Farce of an Operetta

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21 Dec 2005

National Opera chairman quits

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21 Dec 2005

This Barber is a cut above

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21 Dec 2005

Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music

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21 Dec 2005

Beethoven: The Universal Composer

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21 Dec 2005

Internet encyclopaedias go head to head — Jimmy Wales' Wikipedia comes close to Britannica in terms of the accuracy of its science entries, a Nature investigation finds

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20 Dec 2005

Monteverdi Choir/Gardiner — Cadogan Hall, London

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20 Dec 2005

God Is in the Music

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20 Dec 2005

Acoustics first, then architecture

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20 Dec 2005

How's That Again? An Echoing Refrain

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19 Dec 2005

Voices of doom at the Coliseum

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18 Dec 2005

Making waves as the tide goes out at Scottish Opera

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18 Dec 2005

Katarina Karneus — Wigmore Hall, London

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18 Dec 2005

Push to Rescue Met Recordings

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16 Dec 2005

Irresistibly moving — Billy Budd, Coliseum

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16 Dec 2005

Pick of 2005: Opera

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16 Dec 2005

Met Opera Slashing Budget

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

16 Dec 2005

Singer's perfect storm — Soprano Dawn Upshaw's sense of adventure draws her to 'El Nino'

http://www.dailynews.com/entertainment/ci_3311776 »

16 Dec 2005

Bryn Terfel — Millennium Centre, Cardiff

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1668529,00.html »

16 Dec 2005

Singing A to Z on the cusp of stardom

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/27f19678-6dd9-11da-a4df-0000779e2340.html »

15 Dec 2005

Christmas surprise

http://www.budapestsun.com/full_story.asp?ArticleId=%7B2F05BCA6EA4E4A6ABC5B9D712489F570%7D&From=Style »

15 Dec 2005

Sensitive autocrat in a season of content

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,17580597%255E16947,00.html »

15 Dec 2005

The Dream of Gerontius — Barbican, London

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1667677,00.html »

14 Dec 2005

Rising star may yet call the tune for Scottish Opera

http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/52450.html »

14 Dec 2005

Divas and dabblers — The lesson of the crisis in English opera is that we have to overhaul how the arts are governed

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/features/story/0,11710,1666756,00.html »

14 Dec 2005

Follower of the main story

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/4b947b7a-6c46-11da-bb53-0000779e2340.html »

13 Dec 2005

A Song Cycle With Bells On

http://www.nysun.com/article/24365 »

13 Dec 2005

An Intrepid Tenor Faces Un-Schubertian Obstacles

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/13/arts/music/13chri.html »

13 Dec 2005

Sir John's passion

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/features/story/0,11710,1665244,00.html »

12 Dec 2005

Frederica Von Stade, With Verve and Vitality

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/11/AR2005121101249.html »

12 Dec 2005

War and Peace opens in Moscow, survives scandal

http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=entertainmentNews&storyID=2005-12-12T133954Z_01_ROB248321_RTRUKOC_0_UK-ARTS-RUSSIA-OPERA.xml&archived=False »

12 Dec 2005

The Marriage, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/874d57fc-6ab3-11da-ba41-0000779e2340.html »

12 Dec 2005

Savoring the Season of Comfort & Joy

http://www.nysun.com/article/24305 »

10 Dec 2005

Students Who Can Sing Like the Pros

http://www.nysun.com/article/24251 »

10 Dec 2005

Cecilia Bartoli - Barbican, London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/1b59df54-6859-11da-bfce-0000779e2340.html »

10 Dec 2005

'Hansel and Gretel' a delicious holiday treat

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/entertainment/13374776.htm »

10 Dec 2005

La Scala after the storm is battered but still beautiful

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/bf339d28-6858-11da-bfce-0000779e2340.html »

08 Dec 2005

Philharmonia Orchestra/Sokiev, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/reviews/article331843.ece »

08 Dec 2005

Harding applauded at La Scala opening

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/13354037.htm »

08 Dec 2005

Opera house's woes grow as staff threaten to strike

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,8159-1915359,00.html »

08 Dec 2005

Making Artistic Trade-Offs at Glimmerglass Opera

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/08/arts/08oper.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1134051709-DW9slUbMOnonAsAEo2Lo5g »

07 Dec 2005

Export Young times it right

http://www.theage.com.au/news/music/export-young-times-it-right/2005/12/07/1133829654195.html »

07 Dec 2005

Pamela Rosenberg's time at the Opera was as full of drama as any production. What are people saying about her now?

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/12/07/DDG9QG3CCD1.DTL »

07 Dec 2005

Young conductor to open La Scala season

http://www.cbc.ca/story/arts/national/2005/12/06/Arts/lascala-open-051206.html »

07 Dec 2005

I’m taking Tarantino to the opera

http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/52045.html »

07 Dec 2005

L'Amour des trois oranges, Paris Opera

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/3dab470c-66c7-11da-884a-0000779e2340.html »

06 Dec 2005

La Scala Curtain Rises on More Than a New Season

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/arts/entertainment-arts-scala.html »

06 Dec 2005

A Sense of Moment for New Settings of Poems by 3 Poets

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/06/arts/music/06cham.html »

06 Dec 2005

Lohengrin, Vienna State Opera

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/f0cdeeea-65fd-11da-8f40-0000779e2340.html »

06 Dec 2005

Now, for fine-tuning the Ellie — The opera house's woes, sound to signage, can be fixed or tolerated

http://www.denverpost.com/entertainment/ci_3270565 »

05 Dec 2005

Scaling the Heights — Elizabeth Futral

http://www.classicalsinger.com/magazine/article.php?id=1196 »

04 Dec 2005

Lissner's Tenure at La Scala Begins with Idomeneo

http://www.lefigaro.fr/culture/20051203.FIG0109.html?214014 »

04 Dec 2005

Waiting in the Wings, Singing to Themselves

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/04/arts/04midg.html »

02 Dec 2005

Zubin Mehta: Lightning conductor — At almost 70, the Indian maestro Zubin Mehta is still wowing audiences and dividing critics across the globe

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/interviews/article330082.ece »

02 Dec 2005

Celebrity So Extraordinaire She Rivaled the Eiffel Tower

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/02/arts/design/02bern.html »

02 Dec 2005

Rescue mission

http://www.times.spb.ru/story/16276 »

02 Dec 2005

How to set America to music

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/e5cd725e-62d8-11da-8dad-0000779e2340.html »

02 Dec 2005

Music is a life science — Opera aficionado Carolyn Abbate chose music over biology

http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2005/12.01/03-abbate.html »

02 Dec 2005

Annapolis Opera will celebrate Mozart's birthday 'by candlelight'

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/annearundel/bal-ar.mary02dec02,1,6343416.story?coll=bal-local-arundel »