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Shortlist Announced for 2017 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition

Wigmore Hall has announced the 25 young singer and pianist duos from around the world who have been shortlisted for this prestigious competition, which takes place at Wigmore Hall in September with the generous support of the Kohn Foundation. Details were announced on 27 April during a recital by Milan Siljanov, who won top prize in the 2015 Competition.

Over 180 perform in action-packed new work: Silver Birch

Garsington Opera's thrilling new commission for the 2017 Season, Silver Birch, will feature over 180 participants from the local community aged 8-80, including students from primary and secondary schools, members of the local military community, student Foley artists under the guidance of Pinewood Studios and members of Wycombe Women’s Aid.

San Jose’s Bohemian Rhapsody

Opera San Jose has capped a wholly winning season with an emotionally engaging, thrillingly sung, enticingly fresh rendition of Puccini’s immortal masterpiece La bohème.

Fine Traviata Completes SDO Season

On Saturday evening April 22, 2017, San Diego Opera presented Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata at the Civic Theater. Director Marta Domingo updated the production from the constrictions of the nineteenth century to the freedom of the nineteen twenties. Violetta’s fellow courtesans and their dates wore fascinating outfits and, at one point, danced the Charleston to what looked like a jazz combo playing Verdi’s score.

The Exterminating Angel: compulsive repetitions and re-enactments

Thomas Adès’s third opera, The Exterminating Angel, is a dizzying, sometimes frightening, palimpsest of texts (literary and cinematic) and music, in which ceaseless repetitions of the past - inexact, ever varying, but inescapably compulsive - stultify the present and deny progress into the future. Paradoxically, there is endless movement within a constricting stasis. The essential elements collide in a surreal Sartrean dystopia: beasts of the earth (live sheep and a simulacra of a bear) roam, a disembodied hand floats through the air, water spouts from the floor and a burning cello provides the flames upon which to roast the sacrificial lambs. No wonder that when the elderly Doctor tries to restore order through scientific rationalism he is told, “We don't want reason! We want to get out of here!”

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.


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14 Apr 2017

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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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 »