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Lust for Revenge: Barenboim and Herlitzius fire up Strauss’s Elektra in Berlin

As the German language describes so beautifully, a “Schrei aus tiefstem Herzen” was felt as Evelyn Herlitzius channelled an Elektra from the depths of her soul.

Semyon Bychkov heading to NYC and DC with Glanert and Mahler

Heading to N.Y.C and D.C. for its annual performances, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra invited Semyon Bychkov to return for his Mahler debut with the Fifth Symphony. Having recently returned from Vienna with praise for their rendition, the orchestra now presented it at their homebase.

Lost Stravinsky re-united with Rimsky-Korsakov, Gergiev, Mariinsky

Igor Stravinsky's lost Funeral Song, (Chante funèbre) op 5 conducted by Valery Gergiev at the Mariinsky in St Petersburg This extraordinary performance was infinitely more than an ordinary concert, even for a world premiere of an unknown work.

Philippe Jaroussky at the Wigmore Hall: Baroque cantatas by Telemann and J.S.Bach

On Tuesday evening this week, I found myself at The Actors Centre in London’s Covent Garden watching a performance of Unknowing, a dramatization of Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben and Dichterliebe (in a translation by David Parry, in which Matthew Monaghan directed a baritone and a soprano as they enacted a narrative of love, life and loss. Two days later at the Wigmore Hall I enjoyed a wonderful performance, reviewed here, by countertenor Philippe Jaroussky with Julien Chauvin’s Le Concert de la Loge, of cantatas by Telemann and J.S. Bach.

The new Queen of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Here is one of the next new great conductors. That’s a bold statement, but even the L.A. Times agrees: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s appointment “is the biggest news in the conducting world.” But Ms. Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla will be getting a lot of weight on her shoulders.

Falstaff at Manitoba Opera

Manitoba Opera chose to open its 44th season by going for the belly laughs — literally — as it notably presented its inaugural production of Verdi’s Falstaff.

Gothic Schubert : Wigmore Hall, London

Macabre and moonstruck, Schubert as Goth, with Stuart Jackson, Marcus Farnsworth and James Baillieu at the Wigmore Hall. An exceptionally well-planned programme devised with erudition and wit, executed to equally high standards.

Rusalka, AZ Opera

On November 20, 2016, Arizona Opera completed its run of Antonín Dvořák’s fairy Tale opera, Rusalka. Loosely based on Hand Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, Joshua Borths staged it with common objects such as dining room chairs that could be found in the home of a child watching the story unfold.

First new Ring Cycle in 40 Years, Leipzig

Consistently overshadowed by the neighboring Bayreuth, the far less stuffy Oper Leipzig (Wagner’s birthplace) programmed after forty years their first complete Ring Cycle.

San Jose’s Beta-Carotene Rich Barber

You didn’t have to know the Bugs Bunny oeuvre to appreciate Opera San Jose’s enchanting Il barbiere di Sivigila, but it sure enhanced your experience if you did.

Manon Lescaut at Covent Garden

If there was ever any doubt that Puccini’s Manon is on a road to nowhere, then the closing image of Jonathan Kent’s 2014 production of Manon Lescaut (revived here for the first time, by Paul Higgins) leaves no uncertainty.

Fierce in War, dazzling in Peace: Joyce DiDonato at the Concertgebouw

Many opera singers are careful to maintain an air of political neutrality. Not so mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, who is outspoken about causes she holds dear. Her latest project, a very personal response to the 2015 terror attacks in Paris, puts her audience through the emotional wringer, but also showers them with musical rewards.

Walter Braunfels Orchestral Songs Vol 2

Honours yet again to Oehms Classics who understand the importance of excellence. A composer as good, and as individual, as Walter Braunfels deserves nothing less.

Simplicius Simplicissimus

I wonder if Karl Amadeus Hartmann saw something of himself in the young Simplicius Simplicissimus, the eponymous protagonist of his three-scene chamber opera of 1936. Simplicius is in a sort of ‘Holy Fool’ who manages to survive the violence and civil strife of the Thirty Years War (1618-48), largely through dumb chance, and whose truthful pronouncements fall upon the ears of the deluded and oppressive.

2017 Summer Festival at Lucerne

Lucerne Festival announces its 2017 Summer Festival.

Lucia di Lammermoor at Lyric Opera of Chicago

For its second opera of the 2016-17 season Lyric Opera of Chicago has staged Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor in a production seen at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Grand Théâtre de Genève.

Akhnaten Offers L A Operagoers Both Ear and Eye Candy

Akhnaten is the third in composer Philip Glass’s trilogy of operas about people who have made important contributions to society: Albert Einstein in science, Mahatma Gandhi in politics, and Akhnaten in religion. Glass’s three operas are: Einstein on the Beach, Satyagraha, and Akhnaten.

Shakespeare in the Late Baroque - Bampton Classical Opera

Shakespeare re-imagined for the very Late Baroque, with Bampton Classical Opera at St John's Smith Square. "Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare....the God of Our Idolatory". So wrote David Garrick in his Ode to Shakespeare (1759) through which the actor and showman marketed Shakespeare to new audiences, fanning the flames of "Bardolatory". All Europe was soon caught up in the frenzy.

Soldier Songs in San Diego

David Little composed his one-man opera, Soldier Songs, ten years ago and the International Festival of Arts & Ideas of New Haven, Connecticut, premiered it in 2011. At San Diego Opera, the fifty-five minute musical presentation and the “Talk Back” that followed it were part of the Shiley dētour Series which is held in the company’s smaller venue, the historic Balboa Theatre.

Barber of Seville [Hollywood Style] in Los Angeles

On Saturday evening November 12, 2016, Pacific Opera Project presented Gioachino Rossini’s comic opera The Barber of Seville in an updated version that placed the action in Hollywood. It was sung in the original Italian but the translation seen as supertitles was specially written to match the characters’ Hollywood identities.


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24 Oct 2016

And London Burned: in conversation with Raphaela Papadakis

Raphaela Papadakis seems to like ‘playing with fire’. After her acclaimed performance as the put-upon maid, Anna, in Independent Opera’s production of Šimon Voseček’s Beidermann and the Arsonists at Sadler’s Wells last year, she is currently rehearsing for the premiere this week of And London Burned, a new opera by Matt Rogers which has been commissioned by Temple Music Foundation to commemorate the 350th anniversary of The Great Fire of London. »

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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 »