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Kaufmann's first Otello: Royal Opera House, London

Out of the blackness, Keith Warner’s new production of Verdi’s Otello explodes into being with a violent gesture of fury. Not the tempest raging in the pit - though Antonio Pappano conjures a terrifying maelstrom from the ROH Orchestra and the enlarged ROH Chorus hurls a blood-curdling battering-ram of sound into the auditorium. Rather, Warner offers a spot-lit emblem of frustrated malice and wrath, as a lone soldier fiercely hurls a Venetian mask to the ground.

Don Carlo in Marseille

First mounted in 2015 at the Opéra National de Bordeaux this splendid Don Carlo production took stage just now at the Opéra de Marseille with a completely different cast and conductor. This Marseille edition achieved an artistic stature rarely found hereabouts, or anywhere.

Diamanda Galás: Savagery and Opulence

Unconventional to the last, Diamanda Galás tore through her Barbican concert on Monday evening with a torrential force that shattered the inertia and passivity of the modern song recital. This was operatic activism, pure and simple. Dressed in metallic, shimmering black she moved rather stately across the stage to her piano - but there was nothing stately about what unfolded during the next 90 minutes.

Schubert Wanderer Songs - Florian Boesch, Wigmore Hall

A summit reached at the end of a long journey: Florian Boesch and Malcolm Martineau at the Wigmore Hall, as the two-year Complete Schubert Song series draws to a close. Unmistakably a high point in the whole traverse. A well-planned programme of much-loved songs performed exceptionally well, with less well known repertoire presented with intelligent flourish.

La Bohème in San Francisco

In 2008 it was the electrifying conducting of Nicola Luisotti and the famed Mimì of Angela Gheorghiu, in 2014 it was the riveting portrayals of Michael Fabbiano’s Rodolfo and Alexey Markov’s Marcelo. Now, in 2017, it is the high Italian style of Erika Grimaldi’s Mimì — and just about everything else!

A heart-rending Jenůfa at Grange Park Opera

Katie Mitchell’s 1998 Welsh National Opera production of Janáček’s first mature opera, Jenůfa, is a good choice for Grange Park Opera’s first season at its new home, West Horsley Place. Revived by Robin Tebbutt, Mitchell and designer Vicki Mortimer’s 1930s urban setting emphasises the opera’s lack of sentimentality and subjectivism, and this stark realism is further enhanced by the narrow horseshoe design of architect Wasfi Kani’s ‘Theatre in the Woods’ whose towering walls and narrow width seem to add further to the weight of oppression which constricts the lives of the inhabitants.

Pelléas et Mélisande at Garsington Opera

“I am nearer to the greatest secrets of the next world than I am to the smallest secrets of those eyes!” So despairs Golaud, enflamed by jealousy, suspicious of his mysterious wife Mélisande’s love for his half-brother Pelléas. Michael Boyd’s thought-provoking new production of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande at Garsington Opera certainly ponders plentiful secrets: of the conscience, of the subconscious, of the soul. But, with his designer Tom Piper, Boyd brings the opera’s dreams and mysteries into landscapes that are lit, symbolically and figuratively, with precision.

Carmen: The Grange Festival

The Grange Festival, artistic director Michael Chance, has opened at Northington Grange giving everyone a chance to see what changes have arisen from this change of festival at the old location. For our first visit we caught the opening night of Annabel Arden's new production of Bizet's Carmen on Sunday 11 June 2017. Conducted by Jean-Luc Tingaud with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in the pit, the cast included Na'ama Goldman as Carmen, Leonardo Capalbo as Don Jose, Shelley Jackson as Micaela and Phillip Rhodes as Escamillo. There were also two extra characters, Aicha Kossoko and Tonderai Munyevu as Commere and Compere. Designs were by Joanna Parker (costume co-designer Ilona Karas) with video by Dick Straker, lighting by Peter Mumford. Thankfully, the opera comique version of the opera was used, with dialogue by Meredith Oakes.

Don Giovanni in San Francisco

San Francisco Opera revved up its 2011 production of Don Giovanni with a new directorial team and a new conductor. And a blue-chip cast.

Dutch National Opera puts on a spellbinding Marian Vespers

A body lies in half-shadow, surrounded by an expectant gathering. Our Father is intoned in Gregorian chant. The solo voices bloom into a chorus with a joyful flourish of brass.

Into the Wood: A Midsummer Night's Dream at Snape Maltings

‘I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where Oxlips and the nodding Violet grows.’ In her new production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Netia Jones takes us deep into the canopied groves of Oberon’s forest, luring us into the nocturnal embrace of the wood with a heady ‘physick’ of disorientating visual charms.

Rigoletto in San Francisco

Every once in a while a warhorse redefines itself. This happened last night in San Francisco when Rigoletto propelled itself into the ranks of the great masterpieces of opera as theater — the likes of Falstaff and Tristan and Rossini’s Otello.

My Fair Lady at Lyric Opera of Chicago

In its spring musical production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s My Fair Lady Lyric Opera of Chicago has put together an ensemble which does ample justice to the wit and lyrical beauty of the well-known score.

Henze: Elegie für junge Liebende

Hans Werner Henze’s compositions include ten fine symphonies, various large choral and religious works, fourteen ballets (among them one, Undine, that ranks the greatest of modern times), numerous prominent film scores, and hundreds of additional works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, solo instruments or voice. Yet he considered himself, above all, a composer of opera.

Werther at Manitoba Opera

If opera ultimately is about bel canto, then one need not look any further than Manitoba Opera’s company premiere of Massenet’s Werther, its lushly scored portrait of an artist as a young man that also showcased a particularly strong cast of principal artists. Notably, all were also marking their own role debuts, as well as this production being the first Massenet opera staged by organization in its 44-year history.

Seattle: A seamlessly symphonic L’enfant

Seattle Symphony’s “semi-staged” presentation of L’enfant et les sortilèges was my third encounter with Ravel’s 1925 one-act “opera.” It was incomparably the most theatrical, though the least elaborate by far.

Color and Drama in Two Choral Requiems from Post-Napoleonic France

The Requiem text has brought out the best in many composers. Requiem settings by Mozart, Verdi, and Fauré are among the most beloved works among singers and listeners alike, and there are equally wondrous settings by Berlioz and Duruflé, as well as composers from before 1750, notably Jean Gilles.

Der Rosenkavalier: Welsh National Opera in Cardiff

Olivia Fuchs' new production of Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production between Welsh National Opera and Theater Magdeburg. The production debuted in Magdeburg last year and now Welsh National Opera is presenting the production as part of its Summer season, the company's first Der Rosenkavalier since 1990 (when the cast included Rita Cullis as the Marschallin and Amanda Roocroft making her role debut as Sophie).

Don Giovanni takes to the waves at Investec Opera Holland Park

There’s no reason why Oliver Platt’s imaginative ‘concept’ for this new production of Don Giovanni at Investec Opera Holland Park shouldn’t work very well. Designer Neil Irish has reconstructed a deck of RMS Queen Mary - the Cunard-White Star Line’s flag-ship cruiser during the 1930s, that golden age of trans-Atlantic cruising. Spanning the entire width of the OHP stage, the deck is lined with port-holed cabin doors - perfect hideaways for one of the Don’s hasty romantic dalliances.

"Recreated" Figaro at Garsington delights

After the preceding evening’s presentation of Annilese Miskimmon’s sparkling production of Handel’s Semele - an account of marital infidelity in immortal realms - the second opera of Garsington Opera’s 2017 season brought us down to earth for more mundane disloyalties and deceptions amongst the moneyed aristocracy of the eighteenth-century, as presented by John Cox in his 2005 production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.


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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 »