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MOZART 250: the year 1767

Classical Opera’s MOZART 250 project has reached the year 1767. Two years ago, the company embarked upon an epic, 27-year exploration of the music written by Mozart and his contemporaries exactly 250 years previously. The series will incorporate 250th anniversary performances of all Mozart’s important compositions and artistic director Ian Page tells us that as 1767 ‘was the year in which Mozart started to write more substantial works - opera, oratorio, concertos … this will be the first year of MOZART 250 in which Mozart’s own music dominates the programme’.

Monteverdi, Masters and Poets - Imitation and Emulation

‘[T]hey moderated or increased their voices, loud or soft, heavy or light according to the demands of the piece they were singing; now slowing, breaking of sometimes with a gentle sigh, now singing long passages legato or detached, now groups, now leaps, now with long trills, now with short, or again, with sweet running passages sung softly, to which one sometimes heard an echo answer unexpectedly. They accompanied the music and the sentiment with appropriate facial expressions, glances and gestures, with no awkward movements of the mouth or hands or body which might not express the feelings of the song. They made the words clear in such a way that one could hear even the last syllable of every word, which was never interrupted or suppressed by passages or other embellishments.’

Visionary Wagner - The Flying Dutchman, Finnish National Opera

An exceptional Wagner Der fliegende Holländer, so challenging that, at first, it seems shocking. But Kasper Holten's new production, currently at the Finnish National Opera, is also exceptionally intelligent.

Don Quichotte at Chicago Lyric

A welcome addition to Lyric Opera of Chicago’s roster was its recent production of Jules Massenet’s Don Quichotte.

Written on Skin: Royal Opera House

800 years ago, every book was a precious treasure - ‘written on skin’. In George Benjamin’s and Martin Crimp’s 2012 opera, Written on Skin, modern-day archivists search for one such artefact: a legendary 12th-century illustrated vanity project, commissioned by an unnamed Protector to record and celebrate his power.

Madama Butterfly at Staatsoper im Schiller Theater

It was like a “Date Night” at Staatsoper unter den Linden with its return of Eike Gramss’ 2012 production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. While I entered the Schiller Theater, the many young couples venturing to the opera together, and emerging afterwards all lovey-dovey and moved by Puccini’s melodramatic romance, encouraged me to think more positively about the future of opera.

It’s the end of the world as we know it: Hannigan & Rattle sing of Death

For the Late Night concert after the Saturday series, fifteen Berliners backed up Barbara Hannigan in yet another adventurous collaboration on a modern rarity with Simon Rattle. I was completely unfamiliar with the French composer, but the performance tonight made me fall in love with Gérard Grisey’s sensually disintegrating soundscape Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil, or “Fours Songs to cross the Threshold”.

A Vocally Extravagant Saturday Night with Berliner Philharmoniker

One of the things I love about the Philharmonie in Berlin, is the normalcy of musical excellence week after week. Very few venues can pull off with such illuminating star wattage. Michael Schade, Anne Schwanewilms, and Barbara Hannigan performed in two concerts with two larger-than-life conductors Thielemann and Rattle. We were taken on three thrilling adventures.

Les Troyens at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s original and superbly cast production of Hector Berlioz’s Les Troyens has provided the musical public with a treasured opportunity to appreciate one of the great operatic achievements of the nineteenth century.

Merry Christmas, Stephen Leacock

The Little Opera Company opened its 21st season by championing its own, as it presented the world premiere of Winnipeg composer Neil Weisensel’s Merry Christmas, Stephen Leacock.

Bampton Classical Opera 2017

In 2015, Bampton Classical Opera’s production of Salieri’s La grotta di Trofonio - a UK premiere - received well-deserved accolades: ‘a revelation ... the music is magnificent’ (Seen and Heard International), ‘giddily exciting, propelled by wit, charm and bags of joy’ (The Spectator), ‘lively, inventive ... a joy from start to finish’ (The Oxford Times), ‘They have done Salieri proud’ (The Arts Desk) and ‘an enthusiastic performance of riotously spirited music’ (Opera Britannia) were just some of the superlative compliments festooned by the critical press.

The nature of narropera?

How many singers does it take to make an opera? There are single-role operas - Schönberg’s Erwartung (1924) and Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies (1969) spring immediately to mind - and there are operas that just require a pair of performers, such as Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart i Salieri (1897) or The Telephone by Menotti (1947).

A Christmas Festival: La Nuova Musica at St John's Smith Square

Now in its 31st year, the 2016 Christmas Festival at St John’s Smith Square has offered sixteen concerts performed by diverse ensembles, among them: the choirs of King’s College, London and Merton College, Oxford; Christchurch Cathedral Choir, Oxford; The Gesualdo Six; The Cardinall’s Musick; The Tallis Scholars; the choirs of Trinity College and Clare College, Cambridge; Tenebrae; Polyphony and the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightment.

Fleming's Farewell to London: Der Rosenkavalier at the ROH

As 2016 draws to a close, we stand on the cusp of a post-Europe, pre-Trump world. Perhaps we will look back on current times with the nostalgic romanticism of Richard Strauss’s 1911 paean to past glories, comforts and certainties: Der Rosenkavalier.

Loft Opera’s Macbeth: Go for the Singing, Not the Experience

Ah, Loft Opera. It’s part of the experience to wander down many dark streets, confused and lost, in a part of Brooklyn you’ve never been. It is that exclusive—you can’t even find the performance!

A clipped Walküre in Amsterdam

Let’s start by getting a couple of gripes out of the way. First, the final act of Die Walküre does not constitute a full-length concert, even with a distinguished cast and orchestra, and with animated drawings fluttering on a giant screen.

A Leonard Bernstein Delight

When you combine two charismatic New York stage divas with the artistry of Los Angeles Opera, you have a mix that explodes into singing, dancing and an evening of superb entertainment.

An English Winter Journey

Roderick Williams’ and Julius Drake’s English Winter Journey seems such a perfect concept that one wonders why no one had previously thought of compiling a sequence of 24 songs by English composers to mirror, complement and discourse with Schubert’s song-cycle of love and loss.

History Repeating Itself: Prokofiev’s Semyon Kotko, Amsterdam Concertgebouw

A historical afternoon at the NTR Saturday Matinee occurred with an epic concert version of Prokofiev’s Soviet Opera Semyon Kotko.

L’amour de loin at the Metropolitan Opera

Opening night at the Metropolitan is a gleeful occasion even when the composer is long gone, but December 1st was an opening for a living composer who has been making waves around the world and is, gasp, a woman — the second woman composer ever to have an opera presented at the Met.


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The nature of narropera?

How many singers does it take to make an opera? There are single-role operas - Schönberg’s Erwartung (1924) and Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies (1969) spring immediately to mind - and there are operas that just require a pair of performers, such as Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart i Salieri (1897) or How many singers does it take to make an opera? There are single-role operas - Schönberg’s Erwartung (1924) and Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies (1969) spring immediately to mind - and there are operas that just require a pair of performers, such as Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart i Salieri (1897) or The Telephone by Menotti (1947). The Telephone by Menotti (1947).  »

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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 »