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Mark Padmore and Mitsuko Uchida at the Wigmore Hall

The journey is always the same, and never the same. As Ian Bostridge remarks, at the end of his prize-winning book Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession, when the wanderer asks Der Leiermann, “Will you play your hurdy-gurdy to my songs?”, in the final song of Winterreise, the ‘crazy but logical procedure would be to go right back to the beginning of the whole cycle and start all over again’.

Turandot in San Francisco

San Francisco Opera wrapped up its 95th fall opera season just now with a bang up Turandot. It has been a season of hopeful hints that this venerable company may regain some of its former luster.

Daniel Michieletto's Cav and Pag returns to Covent Garden

It felt rather decadent to be sitting in an opera house at 12pm. Even more so given the passion-fuelled excesses of Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, which might seem rather too sensual and savage for mid-day consumption.

Manitoba Opera: Madama Butterfly

Manitoba Opera opened its 45th season with Puccini’s Madama Butterfly proving that the aching heart as expressed through art knows no racial or cultural divide, with the Italian composer’s self-avowed favourite opera still able to spread its poetic wings across time and space since its Milan premiere in 1904.

Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake celebrate 25 years of music-making

In 1992, concert promoter Heinz Liebrecht introduced pianist Julius Drake to tenor Ian Bostridge and an acclaimed, inspiring musical partnership was born. On Wenlock Edge formed part of their first programme, at Holkham Hall in Norfolk; and, so, in this recital at Middle Temple Hall, celebrating their 25 years of music-making, the duo included Vaughan Williams’ Housman settings for tenor, piano and string quartet alongside works with a seventeenth-century origin or flavour.

Girls of the Golden West in San Francisco

Not many (maybe any) of the new operas presented by San Francisco Opera over the past 10 years would lure me to the War Memorial Opera House a second time around. But for Girls of the Golden West just now I would be there again tomorrow night and the next, and I am eagerly awaiting all future productions.

DiDonato is superb in Semiramide at Covent Garden

It’s taken a while for Rossini’s Semiramide to reach the Covent Garden stage. The last of the operas which Rossini composed for Italian theatres between 1810-1823, Semiramide has had only one outing at the Royal Opera House since 1887, and that was a concert version in 1986.

Hans Werner Henze Choral Music

Hans Werner Henze works for mixed voice and chamber orchestra with SWR Vokalensemble and Ensemble Modern, conducted by Marcus Creed. Welcome new recordings of important pieces like Lieder von einer Insel (1964), Orpheus Behind the Wire (1984) plus Fünf Madrigale (1947).

Philippe Jaroussky and Ensemble Artaserse at the Wigmore Hall

‘His master’s masterpiece, the work of heaven’: ‘a common fountain’ from which flow ‘pure silver drops’. At the risk of effulgent hyperbole, I’d suggest that Antonio’s image of the blessed governance and purifying power of the French court - in the opening scene of Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi - is also a perfect metaphor for the voice of French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, as it slips through Handel’s roulades like a silken ribbon.

La Rondine Takes Flight in San Jose

Kudos to San Jose Opera for offering up a wholly winning, consistently captivating new production of Puccini’s seldom performed La Rondine.

Bettina Smith, Norwegian Mezzo, in Songs by Fauré and Debussy

Here are five complete song sets by two of the greatest masters of French song. The performers are highly competent. I should have known, given the rave reviews that their 2015 recording of modern Norwegian songs received.

Clonter Opera Gala

Clonter’s Opera Gala in the breath-taking beautiful ball-room at the Lansdowne Club in Mayfair was a glamorously glittering smattering of opera – which made me want to run out to every opera in town.  

Étienne-Nicolas Méhul: Uthal

The opera world barely knows how to handle works that have significant amounts of spoken dialogue. Conductors and stage directors will often trim the dialogue to a bare minimum (Magic Flute), have it rendered as sung recitative (Carmen), or have it spoken in the vernacular though the sung numbers may often be performed in the original language (Die Fledermaus).

A New Anna Moffo?: The Debut Disc of Aida Garifullina

Here is the latest CD from a major label promoting a major new soprano. Aida Garifullina is utterly remarkable: a lyric soprano who also can handle coloratura with ease. Her tone has a constant shimmer, with a touch of quick, narrow vibrato even on short notes.

A New Die Walküre at Lyric Opera of Chicago

From the start of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s splendid, new production of Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre conflict and resolution are portrayed throughout with moving intensity. The central character Brünnhilde is sung by Christine Goerke and her father Wotan by Eric Owens.

As One a Haunting Success in San Diego

San Diego Opera has mined solid gold with its mesmerizing and affecting production of As One, a part of their innovative ‘Detour Series.’

OLF: Songs by Tchaikovsky, Anton Rubinstein, Rachmaninov and Georgy Sviridov

Compared to the oft-explored world of German lieder and French chansons, the songs of Russia are unfairly neglected in recordings and in the concert hall. The raw emotion and expansive lyricism present in much of this repertoire was clearly in evidence at the Holywell Music Room for the penultimate day of the celebrated Oxford Lieder Festival.

Stockhausen’s STIMMUNG and COSMIC PULSES at the Barbican.

This concert was an event on several levels - marking a decade since the death of Stockhausen, the fortieth anniversary (almost to the day) since Singcircle first performed STIMMUNG (at the Round House), and their final public performance of the piece. It was also a rare opportunity to hear (and see) Stockhausen’s last completed purely electronic work, COSMIC PULSES - an overwhelming visual and aural experience that anyone who was at this concert will long remember.

Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition 2017 - Winner Announced

Bampton Classical Opera is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 Young Singers’ Competition is mezzo-soprano Emma Stannard and the runner-up is tenor Wagner Moreira. The winner of the accompanists’ prize, a new category this year, is Keval Shah.

Il sogno di Scipione: a new recording from Classical Opera

With this recording of Mozart’s 1771 opera, Il sogno di Scipione (Sicpio’s Dream), Classical Opera continue their progress through the adolescent composer’s precocious achievements and take another step towards the fulfilment of their complete Mozart opera series for Signum Classics.


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03 Oct 2011

Controversy over Duluth Festival Opera's "Pocahontas" overflows to tears and curses in Burnsville

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/arts/controversy-over-pocahontas-woman-two-worlds-duluth-festival-opera »

29 Sep 2011

Excerpt: 'Anna Bolena' at the Met

http://video.nytimes.com/video/2011/09/27/arts/music/100000001076456/excerpt-anna-bolena-at-the-met.html?ref=music »

29 Sep 2011

Independent podcast - ENO OperaTalks: David Pountney

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/classical/features/independent-podcast--eno-operatalks-david-pountney-2362895.html »

28 Sep 2011

Bluthaus, Theater Bonn

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/f8bc389c-e9c2-11e0-bb3e-00144feab49a.html#axzz1ZHEnUjra »

28 Sep 2011

The Dallas Opera Announces Meeting of Key Milestones in the Planned Turnaround of the Company’s Finances

http://blog.dallasopera.org/2011/09/28/the-dallas-opera-announces-meeting-of-key-milestones-in-the-planned-turnaround-of-the-company%E2%80%99s-finances/ »

27 Sep 2011

The Bostridge Project, Wigmore Hall, London

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/e086f992-e8e6-11e0-ac9c-00144feab49a.html#axzz1ZCvC3xiw »

06 Sep 2011

New Injury Forces James Levine to Cancel Fall Performances

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

05 Sep 2011

Salvatore Licitra, Operatic Tenor at Met, Is Dead at 43

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/arts/music/salvatore-licitra-tenor-at-the-met-dies-at-43-after-crash.html »

29 Aug 2011

Orlando Paladino, Usher Hall, Edinburgh

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/78bcc222-d222-11e0-9137-00144feab49a.html#axzz1WXzEXs00 »

28 Aug 2011

A Classic That Still Vexes as It Pleases

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/29/arts/music/porgy-and-bess-at-tanglewood-festival-review.html?_r=1&ref=music »

24 Aug 2011

Opera Grows in Brooklyn

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

18 Aug 2011

The Other Child in Papa Mozart’s Musical Troupe

http://movies.nytimes.com/2011/08/19/movies/mozarts-sister-from-rene-feret-review.html?nl=movies&emc=mua3 »

15 Aug 2011

The Turn of the Screw, Glyndebourne, UK

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/39feb346-c742-11e0-a9ef-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1Vb3cv1nT »

14 Aug 2011

Edinburgh International Festival, various venues

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/f60bfc6e-c694-11e0-bb50-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1V2l4nwtt »

14 Aug 2011

Love Beats Science in a Spoof by Menotti

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/arts/music/last-savage-and-wozzeck-at-santa-fe-opera-review.html?ref=music »

13 Aug 2011

The Makropulos Case, Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/b0a27de6-c44c-11e0-ad9a-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1V2l4nwtt »

25 Jul 2011

Placido Domingo announces Operalia winners in Moscow

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/07/placido-domingo-announces-operalia-winners-in-moscow.html »

22 Jul 2011

Strauss Joins Sibelius’s Vacation

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/arts/music/richard-strauss-is-surprise-guest-at-bard-summerscape.html »

21 Jul 2011

Sciarrino: Luci Mie Traditrici

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jul/21/sciarrino-luci-traditrici-tarandek-review »

21 Jul 2011

Inside a Master Class: Breathe, Punctuate, Forget Led Zeppelin

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/22/theater/master-classes-with-masters-like-raul-esparza.html »

19 Jul 2011

Opera in Contract Spat

http://professional.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303661904576454450184575890.html?mod=WSJ_ArtsEnt_LifestyleArtEnt_4&mg=reno-secaucus-wsj »

18 Jul 2011

Tosca, Royal Opera House/La Rondine, Opera Holland Park

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/opera/8645993/Tosca-Royal-Opera-HouseLa-Rondine-Opera-Holland-Park-review.html »

17 Jul 2011

Glimmerglass’s Annie Get Your Gun: Deborah Voigt descends from Valhalla and makes a hit on Broadway

http://blog.cnycafemomus.com/2011/07/17/july-16-glimmerglass-festival-annie-get-your-gun.aspx »

15 Jul 2011

Aix-en-Provence Festival

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/opera/8640504/Aix-en-Provence-Festival-Seven-magazine-review.html »

11 Jul 2011

Maria di Rohan/Saul, Buxton Festival, Derbyshire, UK

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/0fa6d814-ab9d-11e0-8a64-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1SkUK6UTd »

11 Jul 2011

Alexandra Deshorties carves indelible image as the wily sorceress in Glimmerglass's 'Medea'

http://blog.cnycafemomus.com/2011/07/12/july-10-glimmerglass-festival-medea.aspx »

08 Jul 2011

Aix-en-Provence Festival 2011, France

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/440cf328-a96c-11e0-bcc2-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1Re23yQVP »

06 Jul 2011

Cendrillon, Royal Opera House, London

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/231c0982-a7bf-11e0-a312-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1RWydPyil »

04 Jul 2011

Did Tosca survive?

http://www.therestisnoise.com/2011/07/did-tosca-survive.html »

02 Jul 2011

Soprano regains her composer

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/soprano-regains-her-composer-20110701-1gut4.html »

01 Jul 2011

Kat’a Kabanová in the big city

http://likelyimpossibilities.blogspot.com/2011/07/kata-kabanova-in-big-city.html »

01 Jul 2011

The Puzzle Of Rossini’s Brief Career

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/03/arts/music/rossini-and-his-abrupt-farewell-to-opera.html »

30 Jun 2011

City Opera Players Provide Their Own Accompaniment at Labor Protest

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/30/city-opera-players-provide-their-own-accompaniment-at-labor-protest/?ref=music »

29 Jun 2011

Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, Barbican, London

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/7e811fda-a268-11e0-9760-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1QsjG4VyR »

29 Jun 2011

Artful: 2011 Aspen Music Festival inspired by literature, dance, painting

http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20110629/AE/110629822/1077&ParentProfile=1058 »

15 Jun 2011

Les Huguenots, La Monnaie, Brussels

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/c4799c7e-9769-11e0-af13-00144feab49a.html#axzz1PN2rygwk »

10 Jun 2011

Tosca, Royal Opera House, London

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/f8ee5d70-92f8-11e0-9ba7-00144feab49a.html#axzz1Otdb2Ucz »

07 Jun 2011

Götterdämmerung, San Francisco

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/06/07/DDS21JQ89F.DTL&type=performance »

03 Jun 2011

Jordi Savall, le maître de musique (video)

http://www.lefigaro.fr/musique/2011/06/03/03006-20110603ARTFIG00404-jordi-savall-le-maitre-de-musique.php »

25 May 2011

Houston Grand Opera Announces New Leadership

http://houston.broadwayworld.com/article/Houston-Grand-Opera-Announces-New-Leadership-20110525 »

25 May 2011

Zambello to WNO - as advisor

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/classical-beat/post/zambello-to-wno---as-advisor/2011/05/25/AGPvsGBH_blog.html »

24 May 2011

Oresteïa, Karlsplatz, Vienna

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/8607a222-8555-11e0-ae32-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1NOxzuRP1 »

22 May 2011

A Move by City Opera Has Potential, as Well as Possible Pitfalls

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/arts/music/city-opera-move-is-still-hazy-but-rife-with-potential.html?_r=1&ref=music »

19 May 2011

La Prigione di Edimburgo

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/features/Opera-review-Edinburgh-Grand-Opera.6769954.jp »

19 May 2011

L.A. Opera takes to the radio airwaves with 'Il Postino' and five other productions

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/05/la-opera-takes-to-the-radio-airwaves-with-il-postino-and-five-other-productions.html »

15 May 2011

Rigoletto, Theatre Royal, Glasgow

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/3f0e015c-7d7d-11e0-b418-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1MpT5AwTw »

06 May 2011

La Damnation de Faust, English National Opera

http://boulezian.blogspot.com/2011/05/la-damnation-de-faust-english-national.html »

22 Apr 2011

Salome, Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg Easter Festival

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/d45ecf90-6bce-11e0-93f8-00144feab49a.html#axzz1MpT5AwTw »

18 Apr 2011

Wuthering Heights, Minnesota Opera

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/fe1d2968-69d4-11e0-89db-00144feab49a.html#axzz1Jyt92hUX »

14 Apr 2011

Muti, Standing Tall

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704529204576257193932580966.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_MIDDLETopBucket »

13 Apr 2011

Sonntag aus Licht, Staatenhaus, Cologne

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/bcf09dda-65e7-11e0-9d40-00144feab49a.html#axzz1JW2V4gES »

13 Apr 2011

La Clemenza di Tito by Mozart, English Touring Opera, Lyceum theatre, Sheffield

http://www.thestar.co.uk/lifestyle/music/review_la_clemenza_di_tito_by_mozart_english_touring_opera_lyceum_theatre_sheffield_1_3283453 »

12 Apr 2011

Soprano Majeski sparks venturesome Civic program

http://chicagoclassicalreview.com/2011/04/soprano-majeski-sparks-venturesome-civic-program/ »

12 Apr 2011

New opera strives to illuminate the enigma known as Van Gogh

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-live-0413-vincent-review-20110412,0,3673390.column »

11 Apr 2011

Daniel Catán, Composer of Operas in Spanish, Dies at 62

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/12/arts/music/daniel-catan-composer-of-operas-in-spanish-dies-at-62.html?src=me »

11 Apr 2011

Le Freischütz, Opéra Comique, Paris

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/cda8b8b6-6456-11e0-a69a-00144feab49a.html#axzz1JPvv5SoJ »

05 Apr 2011

Die Kluge/Mesdames de la Halle, Zurich Opera

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/ceee993e-5fa6-11e0-a718-00144feab49a.html#axzz1IwtV6OkF »

26 Mar 2011

Fizzy “Ory” at Met Opera charms its public

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/classical-beat »

26 Mar 2011

In for the long haul

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/in-for-the-long-haul/story-e6frg8n6-1226025846825 »

25 Mar 2011

Monteverdi The Return of Ulysses, ENO/ Young Vic

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/classical/reviews/monteverdi-the-return-of-ulysses-eno-young-vic-2252967.html »

25 Mar 2011

Domingo not done with 'Il Postino,' but Texans have composer's OK to jump in

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/03/placido-domingo-il-postino-.html »

25 Mar 2011

A Lively, Stylish Met Debut For Rossini’s Last Comic Opera

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/26/arts/music/bartlett-sher-directs-rossinis-le-comte-ory-at-the-metropolitan-opera.html?_r=1 »

25 Mar 2011

A Magical 'Flute' Without the Fanfare

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704608504576208381100985642.html?mod=WSJ_ArtsEnt_LifestyleArtEnt_4 »

24 Mar 2011

Strauss's Intermezzo: Scottish Opera whip up a perfect storm in a teacup

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/mar/24/strauss-intermezzo-scottish-opera »

24 Mar 2011

SFist Interviews: Soprano Melody Moore

http://sfist.com/2011/03/24/sfist_interviews_soprano_melody_moo.php »

23 Mar 2011

Tristan und Isolde, Deutsche Oper, Berlin

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/ee8039e2-4e62-11e0-98eb-00144feab49a.html#axzz1HRpDBXkL »

15 Mar 2011

Rodelinda, Royal College of Music, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/a55dd1aa-4f2c-11e0-9038-00144feab49a.html#axzz1Gi4nmXqx »

15 Mar 2011

Feel Locked Out? Nothing to Tackle? Well, Try Opera

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/16/sports/football/16opera.html?src=un&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fjson8.nytimes.com%2Fpages%2Farts%2Fmusic%2Findex.jsonp »

14 Mar 2011

Looking at Schubert and Finding Hamlet

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/15/arts/music/simon-keenlyside-at-alice-tully-hall-review.html?_r=1&ref=music »

14 Mar 2011

La Clemenza di Tito

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/mar/14/la-clemenza-di-tito-review »

01 Mar 2011

Die Fledermaus, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/ba8a88e4-442c-11e0-931d-00144feab49a.html#axzz1FVQD7NMR »

27 Feb 2011

Il Trovatore, WNO

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/feb/27/il-trovatore-opera-review »

25 Feb 2011

All Cried Out, ‘Lucia’ Cedes Emotion to Men

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/26/arts/music/26lucia.html?_r=1&ref=music »

20 Feb 2011

The Turk in Italy, LA Opera

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/02/opera-review-los-angeles-opera-turk-in-italy.html »

19 Feb 2011

Sure, they can sing (opera), but can they act?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/19/AR2011021902540.html »

19 Feb 2011

The Met’s ‘Nixon in China’ offers food for thought but ultimately leaves you hungry

http://blog.cnycafemomus.com/2011/02/19/feb-12-met-simulcast-nixon-in-china.aspx »

15 Feb 2011

Andrea Bocelli/Plácido Domingo, Lincoln Center, New York

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/083ea952-392f-11e0-97ca-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1EELHTOQJ »

15 Feb 2011

Life After the Opera

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704422204576130200961562830.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_TOPRightCarousel_1 »

11 Feb 2011

Welsh National Opera’s new production Die Fledermaus

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/showbiz-and-lifestyle/music-in-wales/2011/02/11/welsh-national-opera-s-new-production-die-fledermaus-91466-28151176/ »

10 Feb 2011

Strauss: Orchestral Songs

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/feb/10/strauss-orchestral-songs-review »

10 Feb 2011

Opera That Bridges the Divide

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703960804576120193043514446.html?mod=WSJ_ArtsEnt_LifestyleArtEnt_4 »

10 Feb 2011

Composer Ana Sokolovic taps contemporary opera’s taboo emotion with Love Songs

http://www.straight.com/article-373684/vancouver/lyrical-love-aria »

08 Feb 2011

Parsifal, La Monnaie, Brussels

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/655b7032-33a5-11e0-b1ed-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1DUYjOWKN »

06 Feb 2011

Opera Company of Philadelphia sets 'Romeo et Juliette' in modern fashion world

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20110206_Opera_Company_of_Philadelphia_sets__Romeo_et_Juliette__in_modern_fashion_world.html »

06 Feb 2011

The Sunday Conversation: Dmitri Hvorostovsky

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-conversation-20110206,0,3161944.story »

06 Feb 2011

La Boheme

http://www.seattlepi.com/pop/434904_152899-blogcritics.org.html »

03 Feb 2011

President and Opera, on Unexpected Stages

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/04/arts/music/04nixon.html »

03 Feb 2011

Lucrezia Borgia, London Coliseum

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/edb250a8-2faf-11e0-834f-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1DEvs8DW6 »

01 Feb 2011

Interview with Eva-Maria Westbroek

http://www.opera.co.uk/view-review.php?reviewID=45 »

25 Jan 2011

The Cunning Little Vixen

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jan/25/the-cunning-little-vixen-review »

14 Jan 2011

Ghost Opera & A Chinese Home

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/ghost-opera--a-chinese-home-20110113-19pwy.html »

12 Jan 2011

Carmen, I've cracked you

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jan/12/daniel-kramer-carmen »

12 Jan 2011

Taking Gilbert & Sullivan Seriously

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703779704576073913819798464.html »

10 Jan 2011

NY Phil/Adès/Hampson, Avery Fisher Hall, New York

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/6d922412-1cdf-11e0-8c86-00144feab49a.html#axzz1B32F4Jxp »

07 Jan 2011

Music at the Morgan

http://www.therestisnoise.com/2011/01/music-at-the-morgan.html »

03 Jan 2011

Hansel and Gretel, Royal Opera House, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/40f5a2d0-1758-11e0-badd-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1A5Wd4iLB »

03 Jan 2011

The Met's New "Traviata"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/howard-kissel/the-mets-new-traviata_b_803233.html »

02 Jan 2011

Anna Nicole: the opera

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jan/02/anna-nicole-smith-the-opera-turnage-conrad »

31 Dec 2010

A Citadel of Culture Shows a Friendlier Face

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/01/arts/music/01lincoln.html »

28 Dec 2010

Franz Liszt: A Romantic remembered

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/classical/features/franz-liszt-a-romantic-remembered-2170152.html »

27 Dec 2010

Der Rosenkavalier, Vienna

http://likelyimpossibilities.blogspot.com/2010/12/der-rosenkavalier-wie-du-warst-wie-du.html »

26 Dec 2010

S.F. Opera will honor 9/11 hero Rescorla

http://www.sacbee.com/2010/12/26/3278792/sf-opera-will-honor-911-hero-rescorla.html »

25 Dec 2010

Muti loomed over city's arts life

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-12-25/entertainment/ct-ae-1226-chicagoan-classical-20101225_1_riccardo-muti-cso-classical-music »

23 Dec 2010

Ceclia Bartoli: the limitations of being a mezzo

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/dec/23/cecilia-bartoli-mezzo-soprano »

22 Dec 2010

Fidelio, Bavarian State Opera, Munich

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/d0d79eb0-0deb-11e0-86e9-00144feabdc0.html#axzz19KKEN9Vc »

21 Dec 2010

Todd Machover: From Guitar Hero to cybernetic opera

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2010/12/musical-inventor-the-robotic-set-of-my-opera-emotes.html »

21 Dec 2010

Forgotten Lully opera rediscovered at Versailles

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/michaelwhite/100050093/forgotten-lully-opera-rediscovered-at-versailles-i-wish-i-could-say-it-was-worth-the-trip/ »

21 Dec 2010

A Light in the Forest of This Debussy Work

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703886904576031520757784258.html?mod=WSJ_ArtsEnt_LifestyleArtEnt_4 »

21 Dec 2010

Die Walküre, La Scala, Milan

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/opera/8216886/Die-Walkure-La-Scala-Milan-review.html »

19 Dec 2010

Real Strangeness in Imaginary Kingdom

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/20/arts/music/20pelleas.html »

17 Dec 2010

Owing the World a Tannhäuser

http://boulezian.blogspot.com/2010/12/owing-world-tannhauser.html »

15 Dec 2010

Il Postino: You’ve got mail

http://likelyimpossibilities.blogspot.com/2010/12/il-postino-youve-got-mail.html »

13 Dec 2010

Met’s stirring ‘Don Carlo’ a production that should last the next 30 years

http://blog.cnycafemomus.com/2010/12/13/dec-11-met-opera-simulcast-don-carlo.aspx »

12 Dec 2010

Don Giovanni: Love in a boring climate

http://likelyimpossibilities.blogspot.com/2010/12/don-giovanni.html »

11 Dec 2010

Opera in cinemas takes off - and joins the 3D revolution

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/dec/11/opera-cinemas-3d-bizet-carmen »

08 Dec 2010

Eva-Maria Westbroek: The enthralling soprano

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/opera/8189919/Eva-Maria-Westbroek-The-enthralling-soprano.html »

07 Dec 2010

Puccini’s Western Seeks Lyrical Gold

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/08/arts/music/08west.html?_r=1&ref=music »

06 Dec 2010

A night with 'Boheme' and thoughts of Baltimore's operatic future

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/classicalmusic/2010/12/a_night_with_boheme_and_though.html »

06 Dec 2010

Virginia Opera's 'Cosi Fan Tutte': Frivolity, after months of drama

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/05/AR2010120503932.html »

06 Dec 2010

Piau/Rousset/Talens Lyriques, Wigmore Hall

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/classical/reviews/piauroussettalens-lyriques-wigmore-hall-2152559.html »

05 Dec 2010

Hanging by a string: Can classical music adapt?

http://www.denverpost.com/music/ci_16762771 »

03 Dec 2010

When Puccini Rode Tall In the Saddle

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/05/arts/music/05fanciulla.html »

02 Dec 2010

Go East, Young Diva

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/02/opinion/global/02iht-GA09Moravcsik.html?_r=1&ref=iht-year-end »

02 Dec 2010

Adriana Lecouvreur: You don't bring me flowers

http://likelyimpossibilities.blogspot.com/2010/12/adriana-lecouvreur-you-dont-bring-me.html#more »

01 Dec 2010

Composers' scores a winner for charity

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/tomserviceblog/2010/dec/01/composers-manuscript-donations-sothebys-sale »

01 Dec 2010

Opera North at the Grand Theatre, Leeds

http://www.opera.co.uk/view-review.php?reviewID=34 »

30 Nov 2010

Garsington Opera’s Glorious New Setting Unveiled With The Magic Flute

http://www.operatoday.com/documents/GarsingtonPress_release__season_2011.pdf »

29 Nov 2010

Get with the contemporary classical programme? We already have

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/tomserviceblog/2010/nov/29/modern-classical-music-alex-ross »

28 Nov 2010

Is China poised to become next opera superpower?

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/897896--is-china-poised-to-become-next-opera-superpower »

28 Nov 2010

Messiah at Community of Christ Auditorium, Kansas City

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/11/28/2477093/review-messiah-at-community-of.html »

28 Nov 2010

What would Mozart say? Storm over new Don Giovanni opera showing gang rape by men wearing Jesus Christ T-shirts

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1333833/New-Don-Giovanni-production-shows-gang-rape-men-wearing-Jesus-Christ-t-shirts.html# »

28 Nov 2010

LA Opera’s Rigoletto

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/11/opera-review-los-angeles-opera-rigoletto-.html »

26 Nov 2010

'Aida' by San Francisco Opera review: No subtlety

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/26/DDRF1GH442.DTL »

26 Nov 2010

Hugh the Drover, Cadogan Hall, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/84769f6c-f987-11df-9e29-00144feab49a.html#axzz16h0GTHPh »

25 Nov 2010

Die Entführung aus dem Serail, OAE, Queen Elizabeth Hall

http://www.theartsdesk.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=2646:die-entf%C3%BChrung-aus-dem-serail-oae-qeh&Itemid=27 »

23 Nov 2010

Don Carlo, Metropolitan Opera, New York

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/6e7b86bc-f727-11df-9b06-00144feab49a.html#axzz168yfODt7 »

22 Nov 2010

Loft and found: have you got a Vivaldi lurking in your attic?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/tomserviceblog/2010/nov/22/vivaldi-attic-lost-manuscripts-found »

21 Nov 2010

The Met’s Don Pasquale: A treat for the eyes, a feast for the ears

http://blog.cnycafemomus.com/2010/11/21/nov-13-met-simulcast-don-pasquale.aspx »

18 Nov 2010

The Forthright Tenor

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704648604575620933227047828.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEFTSecondBucket »

18 Nov 2010

Curtain set to go up on Royal Opera House's £8.3m workshop

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/nov/18/royal-opera-house-workshop »

18 Nov 2010

Singing dog adds bite to operatic satire

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23898746-singing-dog-adds-bite-to-operatic-satire.do »

18 Nov 2010

CIM Opera Theater savors the riches in Handel's "Xerxes"

http://www.cleveland.com/musicdance/index.ssf/2010/11/cim_opera.html »

17 Nov 2010

Joseph Calleja: Tenor up for a challenge

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/article/892297--joseph-calleja-tenor-up-for-a-challenge »

17 Nov 2010

Rare music well done by Opera Lafayette

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/16/AR2010111606859.html »

12 Nov 2010

Kafka Fragments, Barbican, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/668ae2fc-ee78-11df-9db0-00144feab49a.html#axzz156me2rDa »

12 Nov 2010

Interview: Michael McCarthy, director, In The Penal Colony

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/features/Interview-Michael-McCarthy--director.6623756.jp »

12 Nov 2010

Opera Cleveland keeps standards high in final performances of season

http://www.cleveland.com/musicdance/index.ssf/2010/11/opera_cleveland_review_1.html »

11 Nov 2010

Wedded With Wit

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703514904575602582258492298.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_TOPRightCarousel_1 »

10 Nov 2010

The Seduction of Lovers, Plotted at a Faster Pace

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/11/arts/music/11cosi.html »

10 Nov 2010

Bampton Classical Opera: Holywell Music Room

http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/leisure/8628534.Bampton_Classical_Opera__Holywell_Music_Room/ »

08 Nov 2010

L.A. Phil to transmit performances to HD-equipped movie theaters

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/nov/08/entertainment/la-et-la-phil-live-20101109 »

08 Nov 2010

Cavalleria Rusticana & La Navarraise: OONY

http://www.opera-britannia.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=400:cavalleria-rusticana-a-la-navarraise-oony-25th-october-2010&catid=8&Itemid=16 »

08 Nov 2010

The Met Goes for Baroque — Preparing for Mozart, the Orchestra Fashions Itself After Its New Conductor

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703856504575600763772104790.html?mod=WSJ_ArtsEnt_LifestyleArtEnt_4 »

07 Nov 2010

Vocalists sing in BLO aria contest

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/11/07/opera_idols_revamp_their_tune/ »

07 Nov 2010

Those foolish mortals are back, courtesy of Britten and the Bard

By John von Rhein [Chicago Tribune, 7 November 2010] "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Lyric Opera of Chicago is a bit slow to find its comic rhythm, the early scenes suggesting someone awakening from deep slumber who needs a jolt... »

07 Nov 2010

Shirley Verrett

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/music-obituaries/8115979/Shirley-Verrett.html »

06 Nov 2010

The Fan-dome of the Opera

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/theatre/article/886970--the-fan-dome-of-the-opera »

01 Nov 2010

From day one, The Marriage Of Figaro was a match made in heaven

http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts-ents/music-features/from-day-one-the-marriage-of-figaro-was-a-match-made-in-heaven-1.1065183 »

01 Nov 2010

Thomas Hampson, baritone and Living Legend, exhilarates with American songs

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/29/AR2010102906216.html »

31 Oct 2010

The Marriage of Figaro, Theatre Royal, Glasgow

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/oct/31/marriage-of-figaro-scottish-opera-review »

31 Oct 2010

Song for the shoppers

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/pa/20101031_Song_for_the_shoppers.html »

30 Oct 2010

Lyric Opera tackles tragic ‘Norma’

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/10/30/2366913/lyric-opera-tackles-tragic-norma.html »

29 Oct 2010

A Quiet Place, New York City Opera, New York

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/820eb3c6-e2e0-11df-9735-00144feabdc0.html »