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Prom 9: Fidelio lives by its Florestan

The last time Beethoven’s sole opera, Fidelio, was performed at the Proms, in 2009, Daniel Barenboim was making a somewhat belated London opera debut with his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.

The Merchant of Venice: WNO at Covent Garden

In Out of Africa, her account of her Kenyan life, Karen Blixen relates an anecdote, ‘Farah and The Merchant of Venice’. When Blixen told Farah Aden, her Somali butler, the story of Shakespeare’s play, he was disappointed and surprised by the denouement: surely, he argued, the Jew Shylock could have succeeded in his bond if he had used a red-hot knife? As an African, Farah expected a different narrative, demonstrating that our reception of art depends so much on our assumptions and preconceptions.

Leoncavallo's Zazà at Investec Opera Holland Park

The make-up is slapped on thickly in this new production of Leoncavallo’s Zazà by director Marie Lambert and designer Alyson Cummings at Investec Opera Holland Park.

McVicar’s Enchanting but Caliginous Rigoletto in Castle Olavinlinna at Savonlinna Opera Festival

David McVicar’s thrilling take on Verdi’s Rigoletto premiered as the first international production of this Summer’s Savonlinna Opera Festival. The scouts for the festival made the smart decision to let McVicar adapt his 2001 Covent Garden staging to the unique locale of Castle Olavinlinna.

Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance at Covent Garden

The end of the ROH’s summer season was marked as usual by the Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance but this year’s showcase was a little lacklustre at times.

A Falstaff Opera in Shakespeare’s Words: Sir John in Love

Only one Shakespeare play has resulted in three operas that get performed today (whether internationally or primarily in one language-region). Perhaps surprisingly, the play in question is a comedy that is sometimes considered a lesser work by the Bard: The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Sallinen’s Kullervo is Brutal and Spectacular Finnish Opera at Savonlinna Opera Festival

For the centenary of Finland’s Independence, the Savonlinna Opera Festival brought back Kari Heiskanen’s spectacular 1992 production of Aulis Salinen’s Kullervo. The excellent Finnish soloists and glorious choir unflinchingly offered this opera of vocal blood and guts. Conductor Hannu Lintu fired up the Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra in Sallinen’s thrilling music.

Kát’a Kabanová at Investec Opera Holland Park

If there was any doubt of the insignificance of mankind in the face of the forces of Nature, then Yannis Thavoris’ design for Olivia Fuchs production of Janáček’s Kát’a Kabanová - first seen at Investec Opera Holland Park in 2009 - would puncture it in a flash, figuratively and literally.

A bel canto feast at Cadogan Hall

The bel canto repertoire requires stylish singing, with beautiful tone and elegant phrasing. Strength must be allied with grace in order to coast the vocal peaks with unflawed legato; flexibility blended with accuracy ensures the most bravura passages are negotiated with apparent ease.

Don Pasquale: a cold-hearted comedy at Glyndebourne

Director Mariame Clément’s Don Pasquale, first seen during the 2011 tour and staged in the house in 2013, treads a fine line between realism and artifice.

Billy Budd Indomitable in Des Moines

It is hard to know where to begin to praise the peerless accomplishment that is Des Moines Metro Opera’s staggeringly powerful Billy Budd.

Tannhäuser at Munich

Romeo Castellucci’s aesthetic — if one may speak in the singular — is very different from almost anything else on show in the opera house at the moment. That, I have no doubt, is unquestionably a good thing. Castellucci is a serious artist and it is all too easy for any of us to become stuck in an artistic rut, congratulating ourselves not only on our understanding but also,  may God help us, our ‘taste’ — as if so trivial a notion had something to do with anything other than ourselves.

Des Moines Answers Turandot’s Riddles

With Turandot, Des Moines Metro Opera operated from the premise of prima la voce, and if the no-holds-barred singing and rhapsodic playing didn’t send shivers down your spine, well, you were at the wrong address.

Maria Visits Des Moines

With an atmospheric, crackling performance of Astor Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires, Des Moines Metro Opera once again set off creative sparks with its Second Stage concept.

Die schöne Müllerin: Davies and Drake provoke fresh thoughts at Middle Temple Hall

Schubert wrote Die schöne Müllerin (1824) for a tenor (or soprano) range - that of his own voice. Wilhelm Müller’s poems depict the youthful unsophistication of a country lad who, wandering with carefree unworldliness besides a burbling stream, comes upon a watermill, espies the miller’s fetching daughter and promptly falls in love - only to be disillusioned when she spurns him for a virile hunter. So, perhaps the tenor voice possesses the requisite combination of lightness and yearning to convey this trajectory from guileless innocence to disenchantment and dejection.

World Premiere of Aulis Sallinen’s Castle in the Water Savonlinna Opera Festival

For my first trip to Finland, I flew from Helsinki to the east, close to the border of Russia near St. Petersburg over many of Suomi’s thousand lakes, where the summer getaway Savonlinna lays. Right after the solstice during July and early August, the town’s opera festival offers high quality productions. In this enchanting locale in the midst of peaceful nature, the sky at dusk after the mesmerising sunset fades away is worth the trip alone!

Mozart and Stravinsky in Aix

Bathed in Mediterranean light, basking in enlightenment Aix found two famous classical works, Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress in its famous festival’s open air Théâtre de l’Archevêche. But were we enlightened?

Des Moines: Nothing ‘Little’ About Night Music

Des Moines Metro Opera’s richly detailed production of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music left an appreciative audience to waltz home on air, and has prompted this viewer to search for adequate superlatives.

Longborough Festival Opera: A World Class Tristan und Isolde in a Barn Shed

Of all the places, I did not expect a sublime Tristan und Isolde in a repurposed barn in the Cotswolds. Don’t be fooled by Longborough’s stage without lavish red curtains to open and close each act. Any opera house would envy the riveting chemistry between Peter Wedd and Lee Bisset in this intimate, 500 seat setting. Conductor Anthony Negus proved himself a master at Wagner’s emotional depth. Epic drama in minimalistic elegance: who needs a big budget when you have talent and drama this passionate?

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra throws a glossy Bernstein party

For almost thirty years, summer at the Concertgebouw has been synonymous with Robeco SummerNights. This popular series expands the classical concert formula with pop, film music, jazz and more, served straight up or mixed together. Composer Leonard Bernstein’s versatility makes his oeuvre, ranging from Broadway to opera, prime SummerNight fare.


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11 Jul 2017

Savonlinna Opera Festival (I): World Premiere of Aulis Sallinen’s Castle in the Water

For my first trip to Finland, I flew from Helsinki to the east, close to the border of Russia near St. Petersburg over many of Suomi’s thousand lakes, where the summer getaway Savonlinna lays. Right after the solstice during July and early August, the town’s opera festival offers high quality productions. In this enchanting locale in the midst of peaceful nature, the sky at dusk after the mesmerising sunset fades away is worth the trip alone! »

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01 Nov 2005

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31 Oct 2005

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31 Oct 2005

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31 Oct 2005

Tremendous Foreboding in the Air

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30 Oct 2005

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30 Oct 2005

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30 Oct 2005

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29 Oct 2005

The Paris Opera Scene

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28 Oct 2005

Volksoper: Das weiße Licht des Todes

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28 Oct 2005

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28 Oct 2005

Why the fat ladies sing

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28 Oct 2005

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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

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25 Oct 2005

An Opera Without Melodies

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25 Oct 2005

Opera Company unmasks a 'Ballo' in excellent voice

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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

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22 Oct 2005

A Composer Happily Returns to 'The Mines'

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21 Oct 2005

The Queen of Excess

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21 Oct 2005

La Cenerentola at Glyndebourne

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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

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20 Oct 2005

With Lyric and Dramatic Powers, and Buff to Boot

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20 Oct 2005

Dido and Aeneas, Majestic Theatre, Boston

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20 Oct 2005

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

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20 Oct 2005

This 'Peer Gynt' throws the focus on the music

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20 Oct 2005

Bartoli again makes foray into rare music

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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

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18 Oct 2005

Van Opera kicks off season with Turandot

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18 Oct 2005

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18 Oct 2005

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18 Oct 2005

Standing Room Only for New Music, Fierce and Quiet Alike

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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

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17 Oct 2005

Poise & Mastery

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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

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15 Oct 2005

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

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15 Oct 2005

The German connection

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15 Oct 2005

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

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15 Oct 2005

East Village Opera: Verdi in leather pants

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15 Oct 2005

The Mikado: Lyric Opera San Diego

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14 Oct 2005

Director sets stage for `Dido'

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14 Oct 2005

Le Nozze di Figaro

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14 Oct 2005

Unsingable Maybe, Yet 'Daphne' Blooms

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14 Oct 2005

Fidelio, Barbican Hall, London

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13 Oct 2005

Programming dances of death

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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.

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13 Oct 2005

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

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12 Oct 2005

Goodness triumphs again

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11 Oct 2005

High-Quality Music Making

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11 Oct 2005

Pelléas et Mélisande in Glasgow

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11 Oct 2005

The Barber of Seville at Millennium Centre, Cardiff

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11 Oct 2005

Ariane et Barbe-bleue, State Theater, New York

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11 Oct 2005

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

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10 Oct 2005

In Search of a Maiden With One Bare Foot

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10 Oct 2005

A Short Bernstein Opera on a Troubled Marriage

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08 Oct 2005

Don Carlo at Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse

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08 Oct 2005

The Carmelites at ENO

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08 Oct 2005

Bluebeard and His Wives in the Age of Empowerment

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08 Oct 2005

'Carmen' With an Unexpected Gypsy

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06 Oct 2005

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

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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

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05 Oct 2005

Anna im Repertoire

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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

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

04 Oct 2005

Verdi's Macbeth in Dresden

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04 Oct 2005

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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01 Oct 2005

The art of Glass

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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

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30 Sep 2005

Dear Mr. Gillinson

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30 Sep 2005

The Complete Conductor

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29 Sep 2005

Finding Shicoff: Opera Meets Music Video

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29 Sep 2005

Haydn at Esterházá

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29 Sep 2005

Concert: John Rutter 60th Birthday Gala

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29 Sep 2005

Colin Davis Opens Great Performers Series With the Verdi Requiem

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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,... »