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Hans Werner Henze : Kammermusik 1958

"....In lieblicher Bläue". Landmark new recordings of Hans Werner Henze Neue Volkslieder und Hirtengesänge and Kammermusik 1958 from the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin, with Andrew Staples, Markus Weidmann, Jürgen Ruck and Daniel Harding.

Written on Skin: the Melos Sinfonia take George Benjamin's opera to St Petersburg

As I approach St Cyprian’s Church in Marylebone, musical sounds which are at once strange and sensuous surf the air. Inside I find seventy or so instrumentalists and singers nestled somewhat crowdedly between the pillars of the nave, rehearsing George Benjamin’s much praised 2012 opera, Written on Skin.

Classical Opera/The Mozartists celebrate 20 years of music-making

Classical Opera celebrated 20 years of music-making and story-telling with a characteristically ambitious and eclectic sequence of musical works at the Barbican Hall. Themes of creation and renewal were to the fore, and after a first half comprising a variety of vocal works and short poems, ‘Classical Opera’ were succeeded by their complementary alter ego, ‘The Mozartists’, in the second part of the concert for a rousing performance of Beethoven’s Choral Symphony - a work described by Page as ‘in many ways the most iconic work in the repertoire’.

Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition 2017

Bampton Classical Opera’s third Young Singers’ Competition takes place this autumn, culminating in a public final at Holywell Music Room, Oxford on November 19. This biennial competition was first launched in 2013 to celebrate the company’s 20th birthday, and is aimed at identifying the finest emerging young opera singers currently working in the UK.

Peter Kellner announced as winner of 2018 Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera Voice Fellowship

Independent Opera (IO) was very present at the Wigmore Hall last week. On Thursday 5 October, IO announced 26 year old Slovakian bass Peter Kellner as the winner of the 2018 Wigmore Hall/IO Voice Fellowship, a two-year award of £10,000 plus professional mentoring from IO and the Wigmore Hall. A graduate of the Konzervatórium Košice Timonova and the Mozarteum University Salzburg, Peter is currently a member of Oper Graz in Austria where later this season he will sing the title role of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Colline in Puccini’s La bohème.

Back to Baroque and to the battle lines with English Touring Opera

Romeo and Juliet, Rinaldo and Armida, Ramadès and Aida: love thwarted by warring countries and families is a perennial trope of literature, myth and history. Indeed, ‘Love and war are all one,’ declared Miguel de Cervantes in Don Quixote, a sentiment which seems to be particularly exemplified by the world of baroque opera with its penchant for plundering Classical Greek and Roman myths for their extreme passions and conflicts. English Touring Opera’s 2017 autumn tour takes us back to the Baroque and back to the battle-lines.

Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Christoph Willibald von Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice opened the 2017–18 season at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Michelle DeYoung, Mahler Symphony no 3 London

The Third Coming ! Esa-Pekka Salonen conducted Mahler Symphony no 3 with the Philharmonia at the Royal Festival Hall with Michelle DeYoung, the Philharmonia Voices and the Tiffin Boys’ Choir. It was live streamed worldwide, an indication of just how important this concert was, for it marks the Philharmonia's 34-year relationship with Salonen.

King Arthur at the Barbican: a semi-opera for the 'Brexit Age'

Purcell’s and Dryden’s King Arthur: or the British Worthy presents ‘problems’ for directors. It began life as a propaganda piece, Albion and Albanius, in 1683, during the reign of Charles II, but did not appear on stage as King Arthur until 1691 when William of Orange had ascended to the British Throne to rule as William III alongside his wife Mary and the political climate had changed significantly.

Elder conducts Lohengrin

There have been dozens of capable, and more than capable, recordings of Lohengrin. Among the most-often praised are the Sawallisch/Bayreuth (1962), Kempe (1963), Solti (1985), and Abbado (1991). Recording a major Wagner opera involves heavy costs that a record company may be unable to recoup.

Anne Schwanewilms sings Schreker, Schubert, Liszt and Korngold

On a day when events in Las Vegas cast a shadow over much of the news this was not the most comfortable recital to sit through for many reasons. The chosen repertoire did, at times, feel unduly heavy - and very Germanic - but it was also unevenly sung.

The Life to Come: a new opera by Louis Mander and Stephen Fry

It began ‘with a purely obscene fancy of a Missionary in difficulties’. So E.M. Forster wrote to Siegfried Sassoon in August 1923, of his short story ‘The Life to Come’ - the title story of a collection that was not published until 1972, two years after Forster’s death.

‘Never was such advertisement for a film!’: Thomas Kemp and the OAE present a film of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier at the Oxford Lieder Festival

Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier was premiered at the Dresden Semperoper on 26th January 1911. Almost fifteen years to the day, on 10th January 1926, the theatre hosted another Rosenkavalier ‘premiere’, with the screening of a silent film version of the opera, directed by Robert Wiene - best known for his expressionistic masterpiece The Cabinet of Dr Caligari. The two-act scenario had been devised by Hugo von Hoffmansthal and the screening was accompanied by a symphony orchestra which Strauss himself conducted.

Premiere Recording: Mayr’s Telemaco nell’isola di Calipso (1797)

No sooner had I drafted my review of Simon Mayr’s Medea in Corinto,

Aida opens the season at ENO

Director Phelim McDermott’s new Aida at ENO seems to have been conceived more in terms of what it will look like rather than what the opera is or might be ‘about’. And, it certainly does look good. Designer Tom Pye - with whom McDermott worked for ENO’s Akhnaten last year (alongside his other Improbable company colleague, costume designer Kevin Pollard) - has again conjured striking tableaux and eye-catching motifs, and a colour scheme which balances sumptuous richness with shadow and mystery.

La Traviata in San Francisco

A beautifully sung Traviata in British stage director John Copley’s 1987 production, begging the question is this grand old (30 years) production the SFO mise en scène for all times.

The Judas Passion: Sally Beamish and David Harsent offer new perspectives

Was Judas a man ‘both vile and justifiably despised: an agent of the Devil, or a man who God-given task was to set in train an event that would be the salvation of Humankind’? This is the question at the heart of Sally Beamish’s The Judas Passion, commissioned jointly by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Philharmonia Baroque of San Francisco.

Choral at Cadogan: The Tallis Scholars open a new season

As The Tallis Scholars processed onto the Cadogan Hall platform, for the opening concert of this season’s Choral at Cadogan series, there were some unfamiliar faces among its ten members - or faces familiar but more usually seen in other contexts.

Stars of Lyric Opera 2017, Millennium Park, Chicago

As a prelude to the 2017-18 season Lyric Opera of Chicago presented its annual concert, Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park, during the last weekend. A number of those who performed in this event will be featured in roles during the coming season.

A Verlaine Songbook

Back in the LP days, if a singer wanted to show some sophistication, s/he sometimes put out an album of songs by famous composers set to the poems of one poet: for example, Phyllis Curtin’s much-admired 1964 disc of Debussy and Fauré songs to poems by Verlaine, with pianist Ryan Edwards (available now as a CD from VAI).


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Written on Skin: the Melos Sinfonia take George Benjamin's opera to St Petersburg

As I approach St Cyprian’s Church in Marylebone, musical sounds which are at once strange and sensuous surf the air. Inside I find seventy or so instrumentalists and singers nestled somewhat crowdedly between the pillars of the nave, rehearsing George Benjamin’s much praised 2012 opera, Written on Skin.  »

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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

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21 Dec 2005

Beethoven: The Universal Composer

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21 Dec 2005

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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

http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/thereview.cfm?id=2424152005 »

18 Dec 2005

Katarina Karneus — Wigmore Hall, London

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1669308,00.html »

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

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16 Dec 2005

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

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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

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15 Dec 2005

Christmas surprise

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15 Dec 2005

Sensitive autocrat in a season of content

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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

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14 Dec 2005

Follower of the main story

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13 Dec 2005

A Song Cycle With Bells On

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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

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12 Dec 2005

The Marriage, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

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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

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10 Dec 2005

'Hansel and Gretel' a delicious holiday treat

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10 Dec 2005

La Scala after the storm is battered but still beautiful

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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

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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?

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07 Dec 2005

Young conductor to open La Scala season

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07 Dec 2005

I’m taking Tarantino to the opera

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07 Dec 2005

L'Amour des trois oranges, Paris Opera

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06 Dec 2005

La Scala Curtain Rises on More Than a New Season

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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

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06 Dec 2005

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

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05 Dec 2005

Scaling the Heights — Elizabeth Futral

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04 Dec 2005

Lissner's Tenure at La Scala Begins with Idomeneo

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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

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02 Dec 2005

How to set America to music

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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 »

01 Dec 2005

Boston Symphony/ Hunt Lieberson, Carnegie Hall

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01 Dec 2005

Rich texture despite tight pocket

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,17430041%255E5001562,00.html »

01 Dec 2005

South Africa's leading opera singer shot dead on family's wine estate

http://www.guardian.co.uk/southafrica/story/0,13262,1654685,00.html »

30 Nov 2005

Renée Fleming - PBS Great Performances

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/shows/sacredsongs/index.html »

30 Nov 2005

Elektra in Stuttgart

http://www.merkur-online.de/nachrichten/kultur/kunstakt/art282,457184.html »

30 Nov 2005

Schubert und Oper, das ist ein Konzert-Erlebnis

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30 Nov 2005

Bold choices will open opera house

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30 Nov 2005

Parsifal, Music Center, Los Angeles

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30 Nov 2005

ENO boss exits on a low note

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1897265,00.html »

29 Nov 2005

Strange Love — The Met’s weird new production bleeds the delicate chemistry out of Roméo et Juliette

http://www.newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/arts/music/classical/reviews/15167/index.html »

29 Nov 2005

Kozena and Daniels, Barbican Hall, London

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29 Nov 2005

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Linbury Studio, London

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1652056,00.html »

29 Nov 2005

A Baritone and a Pianist in a Harmonious Conversation

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/29/arts/music/29imml.html »

28 Nov 2005

Is a Free Tuition in Music Worthwhile? An Argument For

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/28/arts/music/28yale.html »

27 Nov 2005

It's the eternal triangle, if you don't count the beast

http://www.smh.com.au/news/arts/its-the-eternal-triangle-if-you-dont-count-the-beast/2005/11/27/1133026342731.html »

27 Nov 2005

Operetta with two left feet

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,17383145%255E5001562,00.html »

27 Nov 2005

How the son of Mozart is finally finding a voice

http://news.scotsman.com/features.cfm?id=2312342005 »

26 Nov 2005

Lock, stock and baritone

http://news.scotsman.com/features.cfm?id=2309052005 »

26 Nov 2005

The heart of their music

http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles/2005/11/25/the_heart_of_their_music/ »

26 Nov 2005

A Guided Tour Through the Ruin of 'Oberon'

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/27/arts/music/27CDreview.html »

25 Nov 2005

At Eclectic Zankel Hall, One Thing Rarely Varies

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/25/arts/music/25zank.html »

25 Nov 2005

A Powerful Young Voice Slays the MTA

http://www.nysun.com/article/23516 »

25 Nov 2005

Saul — Town Hall, Leeds

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1650206,00.html »

25 Nov 2005

Xerxes, London Coliseum

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/389526f6-5d8b-11da-be9c-0000779e2340.html »

24 Nov 2005

A Soprano Who Is Immersed in Schumann and Strauss

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/24/arts/music/24chec.html »

23 Nov 2005

Cosi Fan Tutte — Komische Oper, Berlin

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1648417,00.html »

23 Nov 2005

Harley, Zurich Opera

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/3e56ed26-5bc5-11da-b221-0000779e2340.html »

23 Nov 2005

Opera tenor James King dies at 80

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4463558.stm »

22 Nov 2005

Soprano Deborah Voigt comes back with her familiar, splendid sound intact

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/11/22/DDGVOFS12J1.DTL&hw=voigt&sn=001&sc=1000 »

22 Nov 2005

Los Angeles Opera overcomes musket misfires, unsettling sets

http://www.presstelegram.com/entertainment/ci_3239463 »

22 Nov 2005

Un ballo in maschera, Royal Opera House, London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/274e0468-5b4b-11da-b221-0000779e2340.html »

22 Nov 2005

Dresden's heart reclaimed from the ashes

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/c49c89ec-5b4b-11da-b221-0000779e2340.html »

22 Nov 2005

A Delicious Recital, Coughs and All

http://www.nysun.com/article/23384 »

22 Nov 2005

Liszt, Haydn and Brahms, With a Touch of the Nightclub

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/22/arts/music/22ange.html »

21 Nov 2005

Bayerische Staatsoper on the Death of James King

http://www.bayerische.staatsoper.de/c.php/index_bso.php?dom=dom1& »

21 Nov 2005

Un Ballo In Maschera, Royal Opera House, London

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/reviews/article328401.ece »

21 Nov 2005

A Strong Dose Of Gallic Charm For This Juliet

http://www.nysun.com/article/23296 »

21 Nov 2005

Lyric's 'Marriage' lovely but so confusing

http://www.suntimes.com/output/entertainment/cst-ftr-lyric21.html »

21 Nov 2005

Marta Eggerth, Legendary Soprano, Talks About Vienna, Career

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=aV.ry4MIEdYM&refer=culture »

21 Nov 2005

US-Tenor James King 80-jährig verstorben

http://www.salzburg.com/sn/nachrichten/artikel/1835089.html »

20 Nov 2005

Falsetto castrati enjoyed rock-star status

http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2005-11-19T153753Z_01_MOL956231_RTRUKOC_0_UK-ARTS-CASTRATI.xml&archived=False »

20 Nov 2005

Mastered Mozart, Preached Janacek, Schmoozed Shostakovich

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/20/arts/music/20whit.html »

19 Nov 2005

Puccini's Western almost golden

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/lifestyle/sfl-mu19fanciullanov19,0,2276928.story?coll=sfla-features-headlines »

19 Nov 2005

The Star It Was Made For Returns to Opera at the Met

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/19/arts/music/19dess.html »

18 Nov 2005

IU School of Music receives $40.6 million gift

http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/2626.html »

18 Nov 2005

Emotional Torment, With Impulsive Volatility

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/18/arts/music/18mids.html »

17 Nov 2005

Inauguration de la salle Garnier-Opéra de Monte-Carlo restaurée

http://www.lefigaro.fr/perm/afp_depeches/clt/051117094623.2mvo85ht.html »

17 Nov 2005

Death, transcendence, beauty

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/11/17/Weekend/Death__transcendence_.shtml »

17 Nov 2005

Big-time singer who dreams of a smaller voice

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2005/11/17/bmnina17.xml&sSheet=/arts/2005/11/17/ixartright.html »

17 Nov 2005

Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame, L'Esplanade, St-Etienne

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/f54c8f70-5645-11da-b04f-00000e25118c.html »

17 Nov 2005

Roméo et Juliette, Metropolitan Opera, New York

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/bebf1fc6-5646-11da-b04f-00000e25118c.html »

15 Nov 2005

Met Rarity: Barcarolle Simulated for a Movie

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/15/movies/15marg.html »

15 Nov 2005

The Real Bach at Leipzig

http://www.nysun.com/article/23052 »

15 Nov 2005

Blind Operatunity Star Has Super Naughty Xmas

http://www.whatsonstage.com/dl/page.php?page=greenroom&story=E8821132067924 »

15 Nov 2005

Un ballo in maschera, Leipzig Opera

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/4b3bf012-557c-11da-8a74-00000e25118c.html »

15 Nov 2005

A Mozart Clan: Nice Sounds Veiled by One Celestial Note

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/15/arts/music/15moza.html »

14 Nov 2005

Diva in a Verismo Rarity, Chewing Imaginary Scenery

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/14/arts/music/14zaza.html »

14 Nov 2005

A Hummable Treat for All Ages

http://www.nysun.com/article/22973 »

14 Nov 2005

A Beautiful Singer, a Virtuoso Violinist & an Intrusive Train

http://www.nysun.com/article/22971 »

13 Nov 2005

Opera downsizes as Italy's divas go on hunger strike

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,11711,1641479,00.html »

13 Nov 2005

On the Move: Ana Maria Martinez

http://www.classicalsinger.com/magazine/article.php?id=1191 »

12 Nov 2005

Happy birthday to the wizard of Oz

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14932-1866272,00.html »

12 Nov 2005

A SERIOUS KIDS' OPERA

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/11/13/PKGE6FI7L91.DTL&type=performance »

12 Nov 2005

The End of the Great Big American Voice

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/13/arts/music/13midg.html »

12 Nov 2005

Juliette Has Fun (Before She Dies, of Course)

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/13/arts/music/13gure.html »

11 Nov 2005

'Fidelio' holds you captive ... but not in a good way

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/11/11/DDGD1FLR3Q1.DTL&type=performance »

11 Nov 2005

A Sure Thing, Though Not On the High B

http://www.nysun.com/article/22876 »

11 Nov 2005

A Gala With a Difference: Music as the Main Course

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/11/arts/music/11voig.html »

11 Nov 2005

Florida Grand Opera opens season with Puccini's torrid Old West love triangle

http://www.southflorida.com/events/sfl-mu10fanciullanov10,0,2723881.story?coll=sfe-events-headlines »

11 Nov 2005

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10 Nov 2005

Un Wagner élégant et sans boursouflures

http://www.lemonde.fr/web/article/0,1-0@2-3246,36-708440@51-627783,0.html »

10 Nov 2005

Andreas Scholl, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/reviews/article325866.ece »

10 Nov 2005

A Man Doing a Woman's Job

http://www.nysun.com/article/22849 »

09 Nov 2005

A Classical Star's Frequent Cancellations Raise Concern

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/09/arts/music/09hunt.html »

09 Nov 2005

Il diluvio universale, Theatre Royal, London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/b6f4187a-50c7-11da-bbd7-0000779e2340.html »

08 Nov 2005

The dedicated art of opera recording

http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/11/07/news/sp-ope19-01.php »

08 Nov 2005

From the Opera Company, a 'Barber' to bravo

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/magazine/daily/13108161.htm »

08 Nov 2005

Manon, Royal Opera House, London (Royal Ballet)

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/reviews/article325607.ece »

08 Nov 2005

Orfeo, Opera de Lille

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/3c803b5c-4ffd-11da-8b72-0000779e2340.html »

07 Nov 2005

Glossy triumph of empty style

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2005/11/07/bmbutterfly07.xml&sSheet=/arts/2005/11/07/ixartleft.html »

07 Nov 2005

Madam Butterfly at Coliseum, London

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1635732,00.html »

07 Nov 2005

Why Shouldn't Men Sing Romantic Drivel, Too?

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/06/arts/music/06gure.html »

07 Nov 2005

La Forza del Destino War Memorial, San Francisco

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/4f790524-4f33-11da-9947-0000779e2340.html »

07 Nov 2005

Madam Butterfly English National Opera London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/19d06fb6-4f33-11da-9947-0000779e2340.html »

06 Nov 2005

Opernfreuden im Retourgang

http://derstandard.at/?id=2232857 »

05 Nov 2005

Vienna State Opera marks postwar reopening

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/entertainment/gossip/13091623.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp »

05 Nov 2005

Und täglich geht der Vorhang hoch ...

http://derstandard.at/?id=2231981 »

05 Nov 2005

Staatsoper: Wenn der Herr Direktor Würstel ausgibt

http://www.diepresse.com/Artikel.aspx?channel=k&ressort=kb&id=517898 »

05 Nov 2005

The Opera We Never Tire Of

http://www.nysun.com/article/22546 »

05 Nov 2005

A 'Figaro' From a World Unhinged

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/04/arts/music/04figa.html »

04 Nov 2005

Larger than life — Diminutive soprano Tracy Dahl must tap her inner diva to star in Boston Lyric Opera's 'Lucie de Lammermoor'

http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/articles/2005/11/04/larger_than_life/ »

04 Nov 2005

Opera's exhilarating conducting puts a human face on world at war

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/11/04/DDGPQFI5891.DTL »

04 Nov 2005

The diva who conquered America

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2005/11/03/bmdiva03.xml&sSheet=/arts/2005/11/04/ixtop.html »

04 Nov 2005

Royal/Lepper at Wigmore Hall, London

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1627136,00.html »

04 Nov 2005

Restless talent

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/9b3a6fd0-4c17-11da-997b-0000779e2340.html »

04 Nov 2005

Le Nozze di Figaro, Metropolitan Opera, New York

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/cc39fae4-4d19-11da-ba44-0000779e2340.html »

03 Nov 2005

Lyric meets challenges of 'Manon Lescaut'

http://www.suntimes.com/output/delacoma/cst-ftr-lyric02.html »

03 Nov 2005

Stellar combo helps Lyric deliver winner

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/chi-0511020021nov02,1,6668586.story?coll=chi-ent_music-hed »