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

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

A Chat With Italian Conductor Riccardo Frizza

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

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

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

Jonas Kaufmann : Mahler Das Lied von der Erde

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

Garsington Opera For All

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

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

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

Cinderella Enchants Phoenix

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

LA Opera’s Young Artist Program Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

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

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

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

Gerhaher and Bartoli take over Baden-Baden’s Festspielhaus

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

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

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

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

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

The Royal Opera House announces its 2017/18 season

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

St Matthew Passion: Armonico Consort and Ian Bostridge

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

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

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

New opera Caliban banal and wearisome

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

Two rarities from the Early Opera Company at the Wigmore Hall

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

The "Lost" Songs of Morfydd Owen

A new recording, made late last year, Morfydd Owen : Portrait of a Lost Icon, from Tŷ Cerdd, specialists in Welsh music, reveals Owen as one of the more distinctive voices in British music of her era : a grand claim but not without foundation. To this day, Owen's tally of prizes awarded by the Royal Academy of Music remains unrivalled.

Enchanting Tales at L A Opera

On March 24, 2017, Los Angeles Opera revived its co-production of Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann which has also been seen at the Mariinsky Opera in Leningrad and the Washington National Opera in the District of Columbia.

Ermonela Jaho in a stunning Butterfly at Covent Garden

Ermonela Jaho is fast becoming a favourite of Covent Garden audiences, following her acclaimed appearances in the House as Mimì, Manon and Suor Angelica, and on the evidence of this terrific performance as Puccini’s Japanese ingénue, Cio-Cio-San, it’s easy to understand why. Taking the title role in the first of two casts for this fifth revival of Moshe Leiser’s and Patrice Caurier’s 2003 production of Madame Butterfly, Jaho was every inch the love-sick 15-year-old: innocent, fresh, vulnerable, her hope unfaltering, her heart unwavering.


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

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

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02 Nov 2005

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02 Nov 2005

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01 Nov 2005

A thrilling spectacle of Puccini's heroines

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01 Nov 2005

Königskinder, Bavarian State Opera, Munich

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01 Nov 2005

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31 Oct 2005

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31 Oct 2005

A Singing Hiker Who Scales the Heights of Mozart Opera

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31 Oct 2005

Tremendous Foreboding in the Air

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30 Oct 2005

Software idea could benefit opera

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30 Oct 2005

Barbarians as a compelling chorus

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30 Oct 2005

Tangier Tattoo, Glyndebourne Opera House, Glyndebourne

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/reviews/article322957.ece »

29 Oct 2005

The Paris Opera Scene

http://www.operatoday.com/content/2005/10/paris_opera_sce.php »

28 Oct 2005

Volksoper: Das weiße Licht des Todes

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28 Oct 2005

Guaranteed to raise the roof

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28 Oct 2005

Why the fat ladies sing

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28 Oct 2005

Toby Spence/Julian Milford at Wigmore Hall, London

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28 Oct 2005

Brisk and bracing march through some preposterous plotting

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26 Oct 2005

Has the fat lady sung for Italian opera?

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26 Oct 2005

Wagner's `Ring' Features Eschenbach, Singing Zombies in Paris

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26 Oct 2005

The Mines of Sulphur, New York City Opera

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26 Oct 2005

When a Sex Slave Makes Her Escape, Revenge Is in the Supernatural Air

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25 Oct 2005

Loud and clear — Yvonne Kenny wants to break down barriers between the "amplified" generation and opera lovers

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25 Oct 2005

Opera babes — Glyndebourne is reaching out to twentysomethings with its new operatic thriller Tangier Tattoo. What did post-punk rockers the Suffrajets make of it?

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25 Oct 2005

Before being put to death, Norma would like to say a few words -- and sing her heart out

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/10/25/DDGHTFCHCP1.DTL »

25 Oct 2005

An Opera Without Melodies

http://www.nysun.com/article/21996 »

25 Oct 2005

Opera Company unmasks a 'Ballo' in excellent voice

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/magazine/daily/12988485.htm »

24 Oct 2005

Why Mozart Is Always Welcome at the Met

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22 Oct 2005

Opera Boston gives new life to 'The Consul'

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22 Oct 2005

Opera, singers shine despite distractions

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20051022/COC22/TPEntertainment/Music »

22 Oct 2005

A Composer Happily Returns to 'The Mines'

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/21/arts/music/21benn.html »

21 Oct 2005

The Queen of Excess

http://www.nysun.com/article/21852 »

21 Oct 2005

La Cenerentola at Glyndebourne

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1597539,00.html »

21 Oct 2005

Salome, London Coliseum

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21 Oct 2005

When Opera Was Forced Under the Radar

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21 Oct 2005

Somber 'Affair' features top-notch acting, music

http://heraldnet.com/stories/05/10/21/100ae_opera001.cfm »

20 Oct 2005

With Lyric and Dramatic Powers, and Buff to Boot

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/20/arts/music/20malt.html »

20 Oct 2005

Dido and Aeneas, Majestic Theatre, Boston

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/b9f31ae2-4106-11da-b3f9-00000e2511c8.html »

20 Oct 2005

Acclaimed opera soprano Carol Vaness to join voice faculty at IU School of Music

http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/2550.html »

20 Oct 2005

This 'Peer Gynt' throws the focus on the music

http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/5679237.html »

20 Oct 2005

Bartoli again makes foray into rare music

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/entertainment/12953564.htm »

19 Oct 2005

Dr. Atomic—An opera about the moral complexities of Hiroshima

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19 Oct 2005

Cleveland: The Hungarian connection

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19 Oct 2005

Variety spices the life of a star soprano

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19 Oct 2005

Alcina at Hackney Empire, London

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18 Oct 2005

Van Opera kicks off season with Turandot

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18 Oct 2005

Bach's Algebraic Purity

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18 Oct 2005

Finland's Rich Bounty of Musicians

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18 Oct 2005

Standing Room Only for New Music, Fierce and Quiet Alike

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/18/arts/music/18powe.html »

18 Oct 2005

I'm Making it as an Opera Singer

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17 Oct 2005

In the Land of Verdi, Where Egyptians Are Italian

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17 Oct 2005

Soprano Taking Chances as a Feisty Wood Nymph

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17 Oct 2005

A Revival That Can Hold Its Own

http://www.nysun.com/article/21564 »

17 Oct 2005

Poise & Mastery

http://www.nysun.com/article/21563 »

17 Oct 2005

The Last of the Opera Buffa Genre

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16 Oct 2005

Tchaikovsky classic revered by director, conductor of piece

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16 Oct 2005

Le Figaro Interviews Christoph Eschenbach

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16 Oct 2005

Opera: Le nozze di Figaro

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15 Oct 2005

Cecilia Bartoli's Alarming Passions

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/16/arts/music/16midg.html »

15 Oct 2005

The Future of Opera on Disc (If It's to Have One)

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/16/arts/music/16tomm.html »

15 Oct 2005

The German connection

http://www.sptimesrussia.com/story/15827 »

15 Oct 2005

Revisions, revisions: Latest version of 'End of the Affair' debuts at Seattle Opera

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/classical/244507_clas14.html »

15 Oct 2005

East Village Opera: Verdi in leather pants

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/artsentertainment/2002561782_opera15.html »

15 Oct 2005

The Mikado: Lyric Opera San Diego

http://www.sandiego.com/critichome.jsp?x=000&id=daedf357-682b-4df3-a04f-acca78a5178d »

14 Oct 2005

Director sets stage for `Dido'

http://theedge.bostonherald.com/artsNews/view.bg?articleid=106934 »

14 Oct 2005

Le Nozze di Figaro

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1591741,00.html »

14 Oct 2005

Unsingable Maybe, Yet 'Daphne' Blooms

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/14/arts/music/14daph.html »

14 Oct 2005

Fidelio, Barbican Hall, London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/d28a7602-3b86-11da-b7bc-00000e2511c8.html »

13 Oct 2005

Programming dances of death

http://www.budapestsun.com/full_story.asp?ArticleId=%7BE2D3124AB0B14A8FB35464EC54BE479F%7D&From=Style »

13 Oct 2005

Soprano Renee Fleming is fit for the gods — Coloratura singer tackles title role in Richard Strauss' take on tale of Greek mythology

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13 Oct 2005

Arias on the Street — The Bolshoi's new "Magic Flute" features sprayed-on graffiti and a Volga car.

http://context.themoscowtimes.com/story/156850/ »

13 Oct 2005

Haydn's Creation at St David's Hall, Cardiff

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1589844,00.html »

12 Oct 2005

Goodness triumphs again

http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/stage/ny-etsecw4464612oct12,0,4424443.story?coll=ny-theater-headlines »

11 Oct 2005

High-Quality Music Making

http://www.nysun.com/article/21288 »

11 Oct 2005

Pelléas et Mélisande in Glasgow

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1589079,00.html »

11 Oct 2005

The Barber of Seville at Millennium Centre, Cardiff

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1589081,00.html »

11 Oct 2005

Ariane et Barbe-bleue, State Theater, New York

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/3f068298-39f3-11da-806e-00000e2511c8.html »

11 Oct 2005

Puccini's Familiar Tale, but Peering Into the Dark Future

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/11/arts/music/11tosc.html »

10 Oct 2005

In Search of a Maiden With One Bare Foot

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/10/arts/music/10ross.html »

10 Oct 2005

A Short Bernstein Opera on a Troubled Marriage

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/10/arts/music/10trou.html »

08 Oct 2005

Don Carlo at Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse

http://www.lemonde.fr/web/article/0,1-0@2-3246,36-697344@51-627783,0.html »

08 Oct 2005

The Carmelites at ENO

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14936-1813699,00.html »

08 Oct 2005

Bluebeard and His Wives in the Age of Empowerment

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/08/arts/music/08aria.html »

08 Oct 2005

'Carmen' With an Unexpected Gypsy

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/08/arts/music/08carmen.html »

06 Oct 2005

Sarah Connolly, St John's, Smith Square, London

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/reviews/article317583.ece »

06 Oct 2005

Celebrated soprano delivers onstage and in the classroom

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/living/articles/2005/10/06/celebrated_soprano_delivers_onstage_and_in_the_classroom?mode=PF »

06 Oct 2005

Shear delight
A Rossini revival enlivens the State Opera repertoire

http://www.praguepost.com/P03/2005/Art/1006/calen1.php »

05 Oct 2005

Anna im Repertoire

http://www.diepresse.com/Artikel.aspx?channel=k&ressort=ke&id=510837 »

05 Oct 2005

Joy and sorrow abound in classic

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,16824723%255E26117,00.html »

05 Oct 2005

The Merry Widow at the Millennium Centre, Cardiff

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,1585141,00.html »

04 Oct 2005

Verdi's Macbeth in Dresden

http://www.berlinonline.de/berliner-zeitung/feuilleton/489073.html »

04 Oct 2005

Opera lovers discovering Vivaldi's vigor
His many restless scores have burst onto the scene.

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/12782744.htm »

04 Oct 2005

Unchained Melody
The Met pulls out all the star power it can for the season debut—with (mostly) spectacular results.

http://www.newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/arts/music/classical/reviews/14616/index.html »

04 Oct 2005

Oppenheimer as a myth for our time

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/68c55360-3472-11da-adae-00000e2511c8.html »

03 Oct 2005

Central City Opera's cry in wilderness

http://www.denverpost.com/entertainment/ci_3073486 »

03 Oct 2005

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

http://www.diepresse.at/Artikel.aspx?channel=k&ressort=ke&id=510603 »

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/03/arts/music/03atom.html »

03 Oct 2005

An Old Favorite Falls Short of the Mark

http://www.nysun.com/article/20886 »

03 Oct 2005

Ariadne auf Naxos, Metropolitan Opera, New York

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/10cca518-33ab-11da-bd49-00000e2511c8.html »

02 Oct 2005

'Fortissimo' explores drama backstage at opera

http://www.suntimes.com/output/delacoma/sho-sunday-fort02.html »

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/02/arts/music/02midg.html »

02 Oct 2005

Imagining That Handel Had Known Mobsters

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/01/arts/music/01rode.html »

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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2005/10/01/bmshost01.xml&sSheet=/arts/2005/10/01/ixtop.html »

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

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20051001/CARMEN01/TPEntertainment/Music »

30 Sep 2005

Fall Theater

http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB112802832164856063,00.html?mod=at%5Fleisure%5Fmain%5Freviews%5Fdays%5Fonly »

30 Sep 2005

Adams & Atoms

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/entertainment/music/12763640.htm »

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

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/1295cebe-2b55-11da-995a-00000e2511c8.html »

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

http://www.cantonrep.com/index.php?Category=20&ID=244106&r=0 »

26 Sep 2005

'Carmen' glistens, fascinates

http://www.suntimes.com/output/delacoma/cst-ftr-lyric26.html »

26 Sep 2005

A Celebratory Crown of Froth Fit for a King

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/26/arts/music/26viag.html »

26 Sep 2005

'Falstaff' With All the Details in Place

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/26/arts/music/26fals.html »

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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2005/09/24/bmohagan24.xml&sSheet=/arts/2005/09/24/ixartleft.html »

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

http://www.praguepost.com/P03/2005/Art/0922/calen2.php »

22 Sep 2005

Autumn enchantment

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

22 Sep 2005

Motezuma in Düsseldorf

http://www.rp-online.de/public/article/dtoday/special/altstadtherbst/108134 »

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

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/c05148a6-2927-11da-8a5e-00000e2511c8.html »

20 Sep 2005

Verdi Onstage and Domingo on the Podium

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/19/arts/music/19vesp.html »

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

http://www.sfexaminer.com/articles/2005/09/12/entertainment/20050912_en02_opera.txt »

14 Sep 2005

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

http://www.lemonde.fr/web/article/0,1-0@2-3246,36-688947@51-627783,0.html »

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,... »