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La Bohème, Manitoba

Manitoba Opera’s first production in nine years of Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème still stirs the heart and inspires tears with its tragic tale of bohemian artists living — and loving — in 1840s Paris.

Arizona Opera Presents Don Pasquale in Tucson

On April 12, 2014, Arizona Opera opened its series of performances of Donizetti's Don Pasquale in Tucson. Chuck Hudson’s production of this opera combined Commedia dell’arte with Hollywood movie history.

Will Don Quichotte Be the Last Production at San Diego Opera?

This quotation from Cervantes was displayed before the opening of the opera’s final scene:

“The greatest madness a man can commit in this life is to let himself die, just like that, without anybody killing him or any other hands ending his life except those of melancholy.”

Gound Faust - Calleja and Terfel, Royal Opera House London

Gounod's Faust makes a much welcomed return to the Royal Opera House. With each new cast, the dynamic changes as the balance between singers shifts and brings out new insights. In that sense, every revival is an opportunity to revisit from new perspectives. This time Bryn Terfel sang Méphistophélès, with Joseph Calleja as Faust - stars whose allure certainly helped fill the hall to capacity. And the audience enjoyed a very good show.

Syracuse Opera’s Porgy and Bess
Got Plenty O’ Plenty

The company ends its 2013-14 season on a high note with a staged performance of Gershwin’s theatrical masterpiece

A New Rusalka in Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s new production of Antonin Dvorak’s Rusalka is visually impressive and fulfills all possible expectations musically with unquestioned excitement.

Karlsruhe’s Mixed Blessing Ballo

The reliable Badisches Staatstheater has assembled plenty of talent for its new Un Ballo in Maschera.

Louise Alder, Wigmore Hall

This varied, demanding programme indisputably marked soprano Louise Alder as a name to watch.

Luke Bedford: Through His Teeth, Linbury, Royal Opera House

Can this be the best British opera in years? Luke Bedford’s Through His Teeth at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre is exceptional. Drop everything and go.

Powder Her Face, ENO

As one descends the steel steps into the cavernous bunker of Ambika P3, one seems about to enter rather insalubrious realms — just right one might imagine, then, for an opera which delves into the depths of the seedier side of celebrity life.

Iphigénie Fascinates in the Pfalz

Kaiserslautern’s Pfalztheater has produced a tantalizing realization of Gluck’s Iphigénie en Aulide, characterized by intriguing staging, appealing designs, and best of all, superlative musical standards.

ROH presents Cavalli’s L’Ormindo at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

Never thought I’d say it but......

Harrison Birtwistle, Elliott Carter, Wigmore Hall, London

Celebrating the 80th birthday of one of the UK's greatest composers (if not the greatest), this concert was an intriguing, and not always stimulating, mix. Birtwistle with Carter makes sense, but Birtwistle with Adams does not - or at least only within the remit of the concert series. The concert was actually entitled “Nash Inventions: American and British Masterworks, including an 80th Birthday Tribute to Sir Harrison Birtwistle” and was the final concert in the “Inventions” series.

Requiem for a Lost Opera Company

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, General Director Ian Campbell of San Diego Opera announced that the company would go out of business at the end of this season. The next day the company performed their long-planned Verdi Requiem with a stellar cast including soprano Krassimira Stoyanova, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, tenor Piotr Beczala, and bass Ferruccio Furlanetto.

The Met’s Werther a tasty mix of singing, staging, acting and orchestral splendor

Visual elements in Richard Eyre’s striking production offset Massenet’s melodic shortcomings

Chicago’s New Barber of Seville

New productions of repertoire staples such as Gioachino Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia bear much anticipation for both performers and staging.

Lucia in LA: A Performance to Remember

On March 15, 2014, Los Angeles Opera presented Elkhanah Pulitzer’s production of the opera, which she set in 1885 when women were beginning to be recognized as persons separate from their fathers, brothers and husbands. At that time many European countries were beginning to allow women to own property, obtain higher education, and choose their husbands.

San Diego Opera Presents an All Star Ballo in Maschera

On March 11, 2014, San Diego Opera presented Verdi’s A Masked Ball in a traditional production by Leslie Koenig. Metropolitan Opera star tenor Piotr Beczala was Gustav III, the king of Sweden, and Krassimira Stoyanova gave an insightful portrayal of Amelia, his troubled but innocent love interest.

Anne Schwanewilms, Wigmore Hall

From the moment she walked, resplendent in red, onto the Wigmore Hall platform, Anne Schwanewilms radiated a captivating presence — one that kept the audience enthralled throughout this magnificent programme of Romantic song.

Die Frau ohne Schatten, Royal Opera

Magnificent! Following the first night of this new production of Die Frau ohne Schatten, I quipped that I could forgive an opera house anything for musical performance at this level, whether orchestral, vocal, or, in this case, both.


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23 Apr 2014

Arizona Opera Presents Don Pasquale in Tucson

On April 12, 2014, Arizona Opera opened its series of performances of Donizetti's Don Pasquale in Tucson. Chuck Hudson’s production of this opera combined Commedia dell’arte with Hollywood movie history.  »

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06 Oct 2005

Celebrated soprano delivers onstage and in the classroom

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06 Oct 2005

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05 Oct 2005

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05 Oct 2005

Joy and sorrow abound in classic

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05 Oct 2005

The Merry Widow at the Millennium Centre, Cardiff

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04 Oct 2005

Verdi's Macbeth in Dresden

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04 Oct 2005

Opera lovers discovering Vivaldi's vigor
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04 Oct 2005

Unchained Melody
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04 Oct 2005

Oppenheimer as a myth for our time

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03 Oct 2005

Central City Opera's cry in wilderness

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03 Oct 2005

Oper Graz Opens Season with Hoffmann and Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor

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03 Oct 2005

Siegfried at the Royal Opera House

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1583691,00.html »

03 Oct 2005

Countdown to the Eve of Destruction

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03 Oct 2005

An Old Favorite Falls Short of the Mark

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03 Oct 2005

Ariadne auf Naxos, Metropolitan Opera, New York

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02 Oct 2005

'Fortissimo' explores drama backstage at opera

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02 Oct 2005

Cecilia Bartoli goes to the source: 'Forbidden Opera'

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/entertainment/music/12776497.htm »

02 Oct 2005

Taking a Vacation From Valhalla

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02 Oct 2005

Imagining That Handel Had Known Mobsters

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01 Oct 2005

"Pan" fait voler en éclats la culture de l'opéra

http://www.lemonde.fr/web/article/0,1-0@2-3246,36-694953@51-627783,0.html »

01 Oct 2005

When a symphony could lead to Siberia

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01 Oct 2005

The art of Glass

http://www.theage.com.au/news/arts/the-art-of-glass/2005/09/30/1127804648710.html »

01 Oct 2005

Carmen can sing, but can't dance

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30 Sep 2005

Fall Theater

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30 Sep 2005

Adams & Atoms

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30 Sep 2005

Conductor dropped by record label returns in triumph with Bach award

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/news/article316103.ece »

30 Sep 2005

Dear Mr. Gillinson

http://www.nysun.com/article/20821 »

30 Sep 2005

The Complete Conductor

http://www.nysun.com/article/20822 »

29 Sep 2005

Finding Shicoff: Opera Meets Music Video

http://www.thejewishpress.com/news_article.asp?article=5476 »

29 Sep 2005

Haydn at Esterházá

http://www.musicomh.com/opera/wigmore-haydn_0905.htm »

29 Sep 2005

Concert: John Rutter 60th Birthday Gala

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14936-1799920,00.html »

29 Sep 2005

Colin Davis Opens Great Performers Series With the Verdi Requiem

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/28/arts/music/28carn-extra.html »

28 Sep 2005

Beito and Madame Butterfly in Berlin

http://morgenpost.berlin1.de/content/2005/09/27/feuilleton/782174.html »

28 Sep 2005

Entranced by a heartbreakingly magical Verdi

http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/music/ny-etmet4443338sep27,0,2305436.story?coll=ny-music-print »

28 Sep 2005

Trouble at the Volksoper

http://derstandard.at/?ressort=BuehneSpecial2 »

28 Sep 2005

Florilegium at Wigmore Hall

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1579785,00.html »

27 Sep 2005

Cardillac at l'Opéra de Paris

http://www.lemonde.fr/web/article/0,1-0@2-3246,36-692937@51-627783,0.html »

27 Sep 2005

A timeless jest is polished

http://www.nynewsday.com/entertainment/stage/ny-etnyco4443344sep27,0,4366987.story?coll=nyc-classical-headlines »

27 Sep 2005

A Lithuanian Soprano Creates Her Own Ariadne

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/27/arts/music/27naxo.html »

26 Sep 2005

Tosca at the Wiener Staatsoper

http://www.diepresse.com/Artikel.aspx?channel=k&ressort=ke&id=508784 »

26 Sep 2005

The Opera That Chooses the Nuclear Option

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/25/arts/music/25gure.html »

26 Sep 2005

Mathis der Maler in Hamburg

http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/gesellschaft/0,1518,376699,00.html »

26 Sep 2005

Cardillac at Opéra Bastille, Paris

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1578110,00.html »

26 Sep 2005

Plenty of Gallic grace, but a lack of passion

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26 Sep 2005

De Simone rewrites Paisiello

http://www.giornaledellamusica.it/rol/scheda.php?id=1809&l=1 »

26 Sep 2005

Damrau, soprano with big future, stars in Met debut

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26 Sep 2005

'Carmen' glistens, fascinates

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26 Sep 2005

A Celebratory Crown of Froth Fit for a King

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26 Sep 2005

'Falstaff' With All the Details in Place

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26 Sep 2005

Welcome to the Golden Age

http://www.nysun.com/article/20527 »

24 Sep 2005

Canadian Opera Co.'s 'Macbeth' falls flat

http://jam.canoe.ca/Theatre/2005/09/24/pf-1233102.html »

24 Sep 2005

The hopelessness of modern opera

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24 Sep 2005

Mimi Lives, as Bohème Hits Performance 1,166

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/24/arts/music/24bohe.html »

22 Sep 2005

Maskarade at ROH

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1574825,00.html »

22 Sep 2005

A lightweight Jenůfa

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22 Sep 2005

Autumn enchantment

http://www.praguepost.com/P03/2005/Art/0922/calen1.php »

22 Sep 2005

Motezuma in Düsseldorf

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22 Sep 2005

A Rare 'Manon' Sighting

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/22/arts/music/22mano.html »

22 Sep 2005

Immortal Moments, Intermittently

http://www.nysun.com/article/20390 »

21 Sep 2005

Marilyn Horne to be Distinguished Professor of Voice

http://www.oberlin.edu/con/bkstage/200509/horneMarilyn.html »

20 Sep 2005

"Ich bin gern bunt"

http://www.welt.de/data/2005/09/21/778393.html »

20 Sep 2005

Widerhall des Romantik-Urknalls

http://www.diepresse.com/Artikel.aspx?channel=k&ressort=ke&id=507692 »

20 Sep 2005

Don Carlos

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1573728,00.html »

20 Sep 2005

Don Carlos, WMC, Cardiff

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20 Sep 2005

Verdi Onstage and Domingo on the Podium

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20 Sep 2005

Met Season Opens With Domingo, Among Other Coming Attractions

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/21/arts/music/21met.html »

19 Sep 2005

La Fanciulla del West at ROH

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1572079,00.html »

19 Sep 2005

S.F. Opera defies expectations in 'Rodelinda'

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/12684610.htm »

15 Sep 2005

La fanciulla del West at Covent Garden

http://www.musicomh.com/opera/fanciulla_0905.htm »

15 Sep 2005

This Season in St. Petersburg

http://www.times.spb.ru/story/15580 »

14 Sep 2005

S.F. Opera opens on a high note

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14 Sep 2005

Le voyage de Provence à Paris profite grandement à "Cosi fan tutte"

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14 Sep 2005

Linzer Brucknerfest: Back to the roots

http://www.diepresse.com/Artikel.aspx?channel=k&ressort=ke&id=505952 »

14 Sep 2005

FT Reviews Waiting for the Barbarians

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/6064a33e-24bd-11da-a5d0-00000e2511c8.html »

13 Sep 2005

Waiting for the Barbarians

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1568451,00.html »

13 Sep 2005

OPERA OPENING NIGHT — Caravan of the exotic in San Francisco

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/09/12/DDGAJELIGP1.DTL&type=performance »

13 Sep 2005

For NYC Opera, 'Patience' is a virtue

http://www.nj.com/entertainment/ledger/index.ssf?/base/entertainment-0/1126588213160930.xml&coll=1 »

13 Sep 2005

La Traviata at the Aotea Centre

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/category/story.cfm?c_id=18&ObjectID=10345393 »

13 Sep 2005

Singing Against Type

http://www.nysun.com/article/19926 »

13 Sep 2005

Classical Preview: London Concerts and Opera, Autumn 2005

http://www.musicomh.com/comment/autumn-concerts-2005_0905.htm »

13 Sep 2005

Dom Sebastien, Roi De Portugal, Royal Opera House, London

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/reviews/article312364.ece »

08 Sep 2005

L'Opéra de Paris Announces 2005-2006 Season

Season to include world premiere of Saariaho's Adriana Mater L'Opera de Paris has announced its 2005-2006 season. It will begin on 9 September with Antonin Dvorak's Rusalka. This will be followed by Mozart's Cosi fan tutte and a new production,... »

08 Sep 2005

Peter Schreier and András Schiff in Budapest

http://www.budapestsun.com/full_story.asp?ArticleId=%7BE7C4DDC5E540432690A5D9DE90CD1BA1%7D&From=Style »

07 Sep 2005

Simone Young's Debut

http://www.theage.com.au/news/arts/frau-young-takes-hamburg/2005/09/04/1125772405206.html »

05 Sep 2005

Die Presse Interviews Welser-Möst

http://www.diepresse.com/Artikel.aspx?channel=k&ressort=k&id=504303 »

29 Aug 2005

Vivaldi and the chorus of unwanted children

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/7b2889a6-1829-11da-a14b-00000e2511c8.html »

29 Aug 2005

Edinburgh reports: slow burn gives sumptuous results

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2005/08/29/bmbrewer29.xml »

29 Aug 2005

Simone Young Plans Four Britten Operas in Hamburg

http://www.wams.de/data/2005/08/28/766533.html »

29 Aug 2005

Pamela Rosenberg Goes to Berlin

http://www.welt.de/data/2005/08/29/767085.html »

26 Aug 2005

Fidelio, KlangBogen Wien

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/ac687fc0-15cd-11da-8085-00000e2511c8.html »

24 Aug 2005

Mercadante's Pelagio in Gijón

http://www.lne.es/secciones/noticia.jsp?pIdNoticia=321076&pIdSeccion=35&pNumEjemplar=1010 »

24 Aug 2005

Masaaki Suzuki in Tokyo

http://www.zeit.de/2005/34/Masaaki_Suzuki »

24 Aug 2005

Celebrating Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau's 80th at Salzburger Felsenreitschule

http://www.diepresse.com/Artikel.aspx?channel=k&ressort=ke&id=501560 »

23 Aug 2005

La Traviata and Mazeppa at Salzburg

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1554371,00.html »

22 Aug 2005

Rossini's Adelaide di Borgogna at Edinburgh

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1553696,00.html »

22 Aug 2005

Caballé Backs Out of Pelagio Production

http://www.elcomerciodigital.com/pg050821/prensa/noticias/Sociedad/200508/21/GIJ-SOC-120.html »

21 Aug 2005

Sir John and Me

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2005/08/20/bmweek20.xml&sSheet=/arts/2005/08/20/ixartleft.html »

21 Aug 2005

Honoring Franz Schreker

http://www.nysun.com/article/18876 »

20 Aug 2005

The Guardian Profiles Sir Charles Mackerras

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/features/story/0,11710,1552655,00.html »

20 Aug 2005

Renovating The Bolshoi

http://www.thestandard.com.hk/stdn/std/Weekend/GH20Jp05.html »

20 Aug 2005

Discovering Rossini in Pesaro

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/7b50f154-104d-11da-bd5c-00000e2511c8.html »

19 Aug 2005

La Clemenza di Tito at Edinburgh

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1551110,00.html »

19 Aug 2005

Daily Telegraph Interviews Franz Welser-Möst

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2005/08/18/bmfranz18.xml&sSheet=/arts/2005/08/18/ixartright.html »

19 Aug 2005

On Melodrama

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/fridayreview/story/0,12102,1551527,00.html »

18 Aug 2005

Cecilia Bartoli in Salzburg

http://www.nysun.com/article/18725 »

18 Aug 2005

Iolanta at Royal Albert Hall

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1550550,00.html »

18 Aug 2005

The Mariinsky on the Skids?

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,16295766%255E16947,00.html »

17 Aug 2005

Motezuma Judgment Overruled on Appeal

http://www.wz-newsline.de/sro.php?redid=90772 »

16 Aug 2005

Handel's Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne

http://www.lefigaro.fr/culture/20050816.FIG0086.html?093816 »

16 Aug 2005

Die Gezeichneten at Salzburg

http://www.newyorker.com/critics/music/?050822crmu_music »

16 Aug 2005

Mitridate, Re di Ponto at Salzburg

http://www.nysun.com/article/18640 »

16 Aug 2005

Candide in San Francisco

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/08/16/DDG2JE781S1.DTL »

12 Aug 2005

Der lustige Krieg at Bregenz

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/a23a269a-0acc-11da-aa9b-00000e2511c8.html »

11 Aug 2005

Honoring Karl Hartmann

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2005/08/11/bmhart11.xml&sSheet=/arts/2005/08/11/ixartleft.html »

11 Aug 2005

Nielsen's Maskarade at Bregenz

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/03f689d8-093c-11da-880b-00000e2511c8.html »

10 Aug 2005

Another Vivaldi Work Discovered

http://www.theage.com.au/news/reviews/vivaldi-dixit-dominus/2005/08/09/1123353312408.html »

10 Aug 2005

Musical Lies

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2005/08/10/bacol10.xml&sSheet=/arts/2005/08/10/ixartright.html »

10 Aug 2005

Golijov's Aindamar at Santa Fe

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/80e72116-093a-11da-880b-00000e2511c8.html »

09 Aug 2005

Le Figaro Discovers Mörbisch Festival on the Lake

http://www.lefigaro.fr/culture/20050809.FIG0140.html?091809 »

09 Aug 2005

A Double Bill at Glimmerglass

http://www.syracuse.com/entertainment/poststandard/index.ssf?/base/entertainment-0/112357669848680.xml&coll=1 »

09 Aug 2005

The Ring in Seattle

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/classical/235708_ring09q.html »

09 Aug 2005

Tristan und Isolde at Bayreuth

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1541990,00.html »

07 Aug 2005

Barber's Vanessa in Central City

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/38aaa7c4-054d-11da-97da-00000e2511c8.html »

05 Aug 2005

Conductor Riccardo Muti Discusses Mozart, La Scala Squabble

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=aTMZwiVgOs8c&refer=culture »

05 Aug 2005

Jennifer Larmore in Chicago

http://www.suntimes.com/output/entertainment/cst-ftr-grant05.html »

05 Aug 2005

Boris Godunov at Covent Garden

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1541186,00.html »

03 Aug 2005

Renovations underway at the Wiener Staatsoper

Main stage of Wiener Staatsoper undergoing decennial renovations. (Photo: Gary Hoffman)... »

03 Aug 2005

Britten's Paul Bunyan at Central City

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/f251707a-040a-11da-a775-00000e2511c8.html »

03 Aug 2005

La Voix Humaine at Glimmerglass

http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB112302089510903059,00.html?mod=opinion&ojcontent=otep »

02 Aug 2005

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Munich

http://www.merkur-online.de/nachrichten/kultur/kunstakt/art282,419883.html »

02 Aug 2005

Mitridate, Re di Ponto and The Magic Flute at Salzburg

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/02/arts/music/02moza.html »

15 Jul 2005

HGO Introduces Anthony Freud

http://www.houstongrandopera.org/press/press_releases.aspx?PressReleaseID=115 »

14 Jul 2005

Turandot at Liceu

http://actualidad.terra.es/cultura/articulo/liceu_turandot_puccini_402344.htm »

14 Jul 2005

Festspiel Baden-Baden Begins Tchaikovsky Series with The Sorceress

http://www.stuttgarter-nachrichten.de/stn/page/detail.php/954710 »

13 Jul 2005

The Highpoint of Festivals Styriarte

http://www.diepresse.com/Artikel.aspx?channel=k&ressort=ke&id=494355 »

13 Jul 2005

Aix-en-Provence

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/8fe829ec-f271-11d9-8e69-00000e2511c8.html »

12 Jul 2005

Text of decision in Motezuma dispute

http://www.operatoday.com/documents/Motezuma.pdf »

12 Jul 2005

Sing-Akademie Issues Press Release

http://www.sing-akademie.de/20050711.htm »

11 Jul 2005

Sing-Akademie Prevails

http://www.rp-online.de/public/article/dtoday/news/aktuell/97673 »

04 Jul 2005

Conti's Don Quichotte at Festival de Musique Baroque de Beaune

Ouvert vendredi soir par l’Alcina de Haendel, le festival de Beaune, qui accueille la crème des ensembles baroques jusqu’à la fin du mois, fait événement samedi avec la création française du Don Chisciotte signé, en 1719 à Vienne, par le Florentin Francesco Bartolomeo Conti, virtuose du théorbe et compositeur attitré de la cour de Charles-VI de Habsbourg. Le chef et musicologue René Jacobs a découvert cette partition il y a quinze ans, et l’a déjà donnée à Innsbruck il y a douze ans, dans des décors de Roland Topor. Il fait le point sur la version du concert qu’il dirige dans la cour des Hospices de Beaune, prélude à une nouvelle production au festival d’Innsbruck en août. »

04 Jul 2005

CNN Interviews Tony Hall

http://edition.cnn.com/2005/BUSINESS/07/01/boardroom.hall »

26 Jun 2005

A New Mariinsky

http://www.sptimesrussia.com/archive/times/1081/features/a_16107.htm »

26 Jun 2005

Merkur Interviews Diana Damrau

Wo sie auftritt, bezaubert sie das Publikum. So auch das Münchner Opernpublikum und unsere Leser, die Diana Damrau in diesem Jahr den Merkur-Theaterpreis zugesprochen haben. Eine Sängerin der Extraklasse. Auch ohne gigantische Vermarktungsmaschinerie hat sich die Günzburgerin an die internationale Spitze gesungen. »

26 Jun 2005

Tan Dun Arrives at the Met

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/26/arts/music/26lips.html »

24 Jun 2005

40th Season at Saratoga Performing Arts Center

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/24/arts/dance/24sara.html »

24 Jun 2005

A Profile of James Conlon

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0624/p12s02-almp.html »

19 Jun 2005

Cabell Wins Cardiff Singer of the World 2005

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/check/broadband/mediawrapper/consoles/wales_singer05?redirect=console.shtml&nbram=1&bbram=1 »

19 Jun 2005

Renata Scotto — Teacher

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/19/arts/music/19gure.html »

16 Jun 2005

David Gockley on Selling Tickets

When David Gockley became business manager at the Houston Grand Opera in 1970, the company, like most regional troupes in the U.S. at the time, was doing “instant opera.” “There was a guy in north Jersey who had acquired all these old painted drops from Europe,” Mr. Gockley recalls. “He would rent out a generic ‘Tosca’ or ‘Trovatore.’ They came in bags — you stretched the drops on frames.” There was no rehearsal period — singers arrived, performed and left. Mr. Gockley became HGO’s general director in 1972 and immediately changed all that. One of his first productions was “The Marriage of Figaro,” with specially designed sets, a director, and a three-week rehearsal period. “We had a nice cast, including the young Frederica von Stade as Cherubino,” says Mr. Gockley. It cost more than instant opera, but it paid off. »