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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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28 Oct 2010

The Met’s Boris Godunov: René Pape sizzles, Mussorgsky’s scoring fizzles

http://blog.cnycafemomus.com/2010/10/28/october-23-met-simulcast-boris-godunov.aspx »

28 Oct 2010

Ladies first: Muhly's "Dark Sisters" precedes "Two Boys" as US opera debut

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-classical-beat/2010/10/ladies_first_muhlys_dark_siste.html »

26 Oct 2010

With a Double Bill, a Return to Rarities

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/27/arts/music/27opera.html »

19 Oct 2010

Wexford Festival Opera, Ireland

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/b6012056-db97-11df-a1df-00144feabdc0.html »

11 Oct 2010

Dame Joan Sutherland, Diva Who Sang Mad Lucia, Dies in Switzerland at 83

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-11/dame-joan-sutherland-diva-who-sang-mad-lucia-dies-in-switzerland-at-83.html »

11 Oct 2010

Plácido Domingo, Gustavo Dudamel together for the first time

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/music/la-et-dudamel-domingo-20101011,0,3004423.story »

11 Oct 2010

Promised End, Linbury Theatre, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/40e8b2fe-d541-11df-ad3a-00144feabdc0.html »

09 Oct 2010

Washington National Opera's edgy new 'Salome'

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/curtain-up/2010/oct/9/washington-national-operas-edgy-new-salome/ »

08 Oct 2010

Bieito's Muted 'Carmen' Brings a Fresh Vision

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703843804575533923300530594.html# »

07 Oct 2010

Macbeth, Lyric Opera of Chicago

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/85cb3132-d229-11df-8fbe-00144feabdc0.html »

07 Oct 2010

Frenchman named music director of Washington National Opera

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gdhKCZC28XIrQjg0gJ5tSwntXa4g?docId=CNG.6f90940f6d9bb44d73f1c586d3a44fbb.d41 »

27 Sep 2010

Los Angeles Opera revives 'Marriage of Figaro'

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/09/opera-review-los-angeles-opera-revives-marriage-of-figaro-.html »

27 Sep 2010

Placido Domingo Departs Washington National Opera

http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2010/09/27/130164195/placido-domingo-departs-washington-national-opera »

25 Sep 2010

Wagner for a Song

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/26/opinion/26ross.html »

24 Sep 2010

Robert LePage brings Wagner to New York

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/music/robert-lepage-brings-wagner-to-new-york/article1723458/ »

24 Sep 2010

Niobe, Regina di Tebe, Royal Opera House

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/opera/8023332/Niobe-Regina-di-Tebe-Royal-Opera-House-review.html »

23 Sep 2010

Gluck the reformer

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/103639934.html?elr=KArksD:aDyaEP:kD:aUnOiP3UiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU »

22 Sep 2010

The Makropulos Case, Coliseum, London

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/sep/22/the-makropulos-case-review »

22 Sep 2010

Les Vêpres siciliennes, De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/9c2cc52a-c65e-11df-9cda-00144feab49a.html »

20 Sep 2010

Bartoli to Helm Salzburg Whitsun Festival

http://www.musicalamerica.com/news/newsstory.cfm?archived=0&storyID=23567&categoryID=1 »

20 Sep 2010

L.A. Opera to deliver 'Il Postino' premiere

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep/19/entertainment/la-ca-daniel-catan-20100919 »

20 Sep 2010

WNO's 'Opera in the Outfield' event is a family-friendly day with Verdi

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/19/AR2010091904311.html »

20 Sep 2010

Fidelio, Welsh National Opera/ In the Penal Colony, Music Theatre Wales

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/opera/8014259/Fidelio-Welsh-National-Opera-In-the-Penal-Colony-Music-Theatre-Wales-review.html »

16 Sep 2010

New York City Opera Names Charles R. Wall as Next Chairman of the Board of Directors

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

15 Sep 2010

Great Expectations for a New Opera, Dashed

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/16/arts/16iht-loomis16.html »

15 Sep 2010

The Valhalla Machine

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/arts/music/19ring.html »

14 Sep 2010

Don Pasquale, Royal Opera House, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/aed191c8-c010-11df-b77d-00144feab49a.html »

14 Sep 2010

Les Contes '’Hoffmann Returns To The Met Thru 10/19

http://opera.broadwayworld.com/article/Les_Contes_Hoffmann_Returns_To_The_Met_Thru_1019_20100914 »

14 Sep 2010

Karita Mattila, Wigmore Hall, London

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/sep/14/karita-mattila-review »

14 Sep 2010

Royal Opera Japan tour diary: The second understudy steals the show

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/sep/14/royal-opera-japan-tour-diary »

14 Sep 2010

Met Opera Plans a Baroque Pastiche

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/15/arts/music/15opera.html »

13 Sep 2010

San Francisco Opera's 'Aida'

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/09/12/DDJ31FCCFL.DTL »

12 Sep 2010

Verdi’s 'Masked Ball' opens WNO season

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/curtain-up/2010/sep/12/verdis-masked-ball-opens-wno-season/ »

12 Sep 2010

Renee Fleming stretches beyond opera

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10255/1086549-388.stm »

12 Sep 2010

Grant Gershon keeps a steady beat

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/music/la-ca-grant-gershon-20100912,0,1966202.story »

10 Sep 2010

A Conductor’s Herculean Schedule

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/12/arts/music/12tommasini.html »

10 Sep 2010

Disembodied performance

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2010/opera-machover-0910.html »

10 Sep 2010

In The Penal Colony, Royal Opera House

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/showbiz-and-lifestyle/arts-in-wales/2010/09/10/music-preview-in-the-penal-colony-royal-opera-house-91466-27237607/ »

08 Sep 2010

A composer for all seasons

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/features/2010/0908/1224278430170.html »

07 Sep 2010

Buxton Opera House to open new Pavilion arts venue

http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/29520/buxton-opera-house-to-open-new-pavilion-arts »

06 Sep 2010

Conductor Seiji Ozawa stages comeback after illness

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11196729 »

05 Sep 2010

Bliss, Edinburgh

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/99dd9340-b771-11df-8ef6-00144feabdc0.html »

03 Sep 2010

Opera Noir: Alban Berg’s ‘Wozzeck’ — From the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129604139 »

02 Sep 2010

Excuse me, does my Boheme look big in this?

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/excuse-me-does-my-boheme-look-big-in-this/story-e6frg8n6-1225913001781 »

02 Sep 2010

Why no modern-day equals to 'Carmen,' 'Tosca'?

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/09/01/DDRS1F4TM8.DTL »

02 Sep 2010

Mathematicians, Musicians and Chess Masters

http://gambit.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/02/mathematicians-musicians-and-chess-masters/ »

01 Sep 2010

WNO and Kennedy Center Opera House Conductor Heinz Fricke Set to Retire

http://opera.broadwayworld.com/article/WNO_and_Kennedy_Center_Opera_House_Conductor_Heinz_Fricke_Set_to_Retire_20100901 »

31 Aug 2010

Scottish Opera may survive and thrive as a smaller and leaner part-time company

http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/herald-letters/letters-special-tuesday-31-august-2010-1.1051645 »

30 Aug 2010

Salzburger Festspiele: Triumph jenseits von Dur und Moll

http://diepresse.com/home/kultur/news/591056/index.do?_vl_backlink=/home/kultur/klassik/index.do »

30 Aug 2010

Krisen und Triumphe: Jonas Kaufmann erinnert sich

http://www.focus.de/kultur/kunst/musik-krisen-und-triumphe-jonas-kaufmann-erinnert-sich_aid_546888.html »

29 Aug 2010

Prom 51, Royal Albert Hall, London Tête à Tête Festival, Riverside Studios, London Così fan tutte, Village Underground, London

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/classical/reviews/prom-51-royal-albert-hall-londonbrt234te-224-t234te-festival-riverside-studios-londonbrcos236-fan-tutte-village-underground-london-2064616.html »

29 Aug 2010

BBC Prom 54; La fanciulla del West; Joyce DiDonato; Simon Keenlyside; Kronos Quartet

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/aug/29/proms-mark-anthony-turnage-edinburgh »

29 Aug 2010

At Bard Festival, placing Berg at center of modern musical Vienna

http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles/2010/08/29/alban_berg_the_focus_of_the_21st_annual_bard_music_festival/ »

28 Aug 2010

Multimedia Opera Production to Debut at Roosevelt University

http://www.pr.com/press-release/258353 »

28 Aug 2010

Opera San Jose plans 'gigantic' production for West Coast premiere of 'Anna Karenina'

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_15894366?nclick_check=1 »

27 Aug 2010

La fanciulla del West/L’Heure espagnole, Usher Hall, Edinburgh

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/749b8c4e-b169-11df-b899-00144feabdc0.html »

27 Aug 2010

Us and them is the cultural problem, not Pomp and Circumstance

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/aug/27/social-divisions-elitism-elgar-culture »

27 Aug 2010

How we learned to start worrying and love Mahler

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/classical/features/how-we-learned-to-start-worrying-and-love-mahler-2062962.html »

27 Aug 2010

Rolando's musical passion for home

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11109346 »

26 Aug 2010

HGO to produce Wagner's massive Ring Cycle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ent/7173173.html »

26 Aug 2010

Classique, opéra, danse : les temps forts de l'automne

http://www.lefigaro.fr/musique/2010/08/25/03006-20100825ARTFIG00542-classique-opera-danse-les-temps-forts-de-l-automne.php »

26 Aug 2010

Unlocking the Mystery of Honegger

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/arts/music/29chant.html?_r=1&ref=music »

26 Aug 2010

The Sixteen/Christophers, Usher Hall, Edinburgh

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/aug/26/the-sixteen-christophers-edinburgh-review »

25 Aug 2010

Mostly Mozart finale, Avery Fisher Hall, New York

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/f39ab6a4-b06b-11df-8c04-00144feabdc0.html »

25 Aug 2010

Opera Lover Targets Young Patrons With $25 Seats

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703447004575449731766172828.html?mod=googlenews_wsj »

24 Aug 2010

Les Enfants Terribles

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/aug/24/les-enfants-terribles-review »

24 Aug 2010

A Globe-Spanning Musical Feast

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/25/arts/25iht-loomis25.html »

24 Aug 2010

Naxos founder Klaus Heymann on what lies ahead for classical recordings

http://www.gramophone.co.uk/features/focus/the-future-of-listening-will-be-an-all-you-eat-formula »

23 Aug 2010

Idomeneo, Usher Hall, Edinburgh

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/4a57b7cc-aed1-11df-8e45-00144feabdc0.html »

23 Aug 2010

Edinburgh Festival 2010: Susan Bullock on playing Minnie in La fanciulla del West

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/edinburgh-festival/7959712/Edinburgh-Festival-2010-Susan-Bullock-on-playing-Minnie-in-La-fanciulla-del-West.html »

23 Aug 2010

The battle for Bayreuth

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/aug/23/katharina-wagner-bayreuth »

22 Aug 2010

Spratlan’s arid, pretentious “Dream” proves dated and deadly in belated world premiere

http://theclassicalreview.com/2010/08/spratlan%E2%80%99s-arid-pretentious-%E2%80%9Cdream%E2%80%9D-proves-dated-and-deadly-in-belated-world-premiere/ »

22 Aug 2010

A Rarely Heard Mozart Cantata Completes a Wide-Ranging Festival

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/23/arts/music/23mozart.html?_r=1&ref=music »

20 Aug 2010

A Response To Philip Kennicott’s “Ring Ideal”

http://www.soundsandfury.com/soundsandfury/2010/08/a-response-to-philip-kennicott.html »

20 Aug 2010

Opera Australia in harmony again

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/opera/opera-australia-in-harmony-again-20100819-12ry6.html »

19 Aug 2010

New book, 'Opera for All Seasons,' depicts history of Indiana University Opera Theater

http://newsinfo.iu.edu/web/page/normal/15249.html »

18 Aug 2010

More critics weigh in on the Rosenberg/Cleveland Orchestra/Plain Dealer case

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/classicalmusic/2010/08/more_critics_weigh_in_on_the_r.html »

17 Aug 2010

Elektra, Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg Festival

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/5db49aac-aa16-11df-9367-00144feabdc0.html »

17 Aug 2010

'Measure for Measure' adds a Southern twist

http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/yb/148725458 »

16 Aug 2010

Metropolitan Opera Breaks Box Office Record

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

16 Aug 2010

Opera goes in search of fresh talent

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/opera-goes-in-search-of-fresh-talent/story-e6frg8n6-1225905582325 »

16 Aug 2010

Muti, fighting for his art

http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/music/2601604,CST-FTR-muti16.article »

15 Aug 2010

Santa Fe Opera sings a familiar note

http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_5bcc9db2-c851-5ff8-80bf-b105960f3b46.html »

14 Aug 2010

Santa Fe's Busy 'Tales,' Bloody 'Butterfly,' Tinny 'Flute'

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704388504575419283101986708.html?mod=WSJ_ArtsEnt_LifestyleArtEnt_4 »

14 Aug 2010

Unthinkable? Mid-opera clapping

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2010/aug/14/unthinkable-mid-opera-clapping-editorial »

13 Aug 2010

Families get to go Behind the Curtain at Wolf Trap

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/lifestyle/Families-get-to-go-Behind-the-Curtain-at-Wolf-Trap-470804-100665934.html »

12 Aug 2010

Eugene Onegin, Royal Opera House, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/af1398de-a620-11df-9cb9-00144feabdc0.html »

12 Aug 2010

Braving All the Boos To Advance A Wagnerian Vision

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/15/arts/music/15wagner.html?_r=1&ref=music »

10 Aug 2010

Life is a Dream/Albert Herring, Santa Fe Opera, New Mexico

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/c5730178-a495-11df-8c9f-00144feabdc0.html »

09 Aug 2010

Glimmerglass’s Le Nozze di Figaro: a handsome wedding, on a budget

http://blog.cnycafemomus.com/2010/08/12/august-9-glimmerglass-opera-the-marriage-of-figaro.aspx »

08 Aug 2010

Festival Opera plays it safe, soars with 'Lucia'

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/08/08/DDUP1ER020.DTL »

06 Aug 2010

A Wagnerian Treat for Children: ‘Tannhäuser’

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/07/arts/music/07wagner.html?_r=1&ref=music »

06 Aug 2010

BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/cab124fc-a0ea-11df-badd-00144feabdc0.html »

05 Aug 2010

Montezuma, Potsdam Music Festival

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/e7433bde-a09d-11df-a669-00144feabdc0.html »

03 Aug 2010

Glimmerglass’s Tosca: an economy of means, an extravagance of voice

http://blog.cnycafemomus.com/2010/08/06/august-3-glimmerglass-opera-tosca.aspx »

02 Aug 2010

The Rake's Progress: when Hockney met Hogarth

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/aug/02/rakes-progress-cox-hockney-glyndebourne/print »

02 Aug 2010

Dionysos, Haus für Mozart, Salzburg

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/45783b40-9e4c-11df-a5a4-00144feab49a.html »

25 Jul 2010

Overdue Debut for Composer and Exiled Prince

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/26/arts/music/26dream.html?_r=2&ref=arts »

22 Jul 2010

Tolomeo, New York

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/bdf13708-95a9-11df-b5ad-00144feab49a.html »

22 Jul 2010

Opera Star to Try Some Musical-Theater Gunplay

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/23/arts/music/23annie.html?_r=1&ref=music »

21 Jul 2010

Pity the Supplicant, Beware the Gatekeeper

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/22/arts/music/22porta.html »

18 Jul 2010

Paul Groves shines in dizzying take on 'Tales'

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/LocalNews/Paul-Groves-shines-in-dizzying-take-on--Tales- »

16 Jul 2010

The Duchess of Malfi, Great Eastern Quay, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/087b4056-906a-11df-ad26-00144feab49a.html »

15 Jul 2010

Conductor Charles Mackerras dies

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jul/15/conductor-charles-mackerras-dies/print »

12 Jul 2010

Mansouri looms larger than life in autobiography

http://www.sfexaminer.com/lifestyle/Mansouri-looms-larger-than-life-in-autobiography-98207924.html »

11 Jul 2010

Luisa Miller, Buxton Opera House, Derbyshire

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/993bf4b0-8b78-11df-ab4d-00144feab49a.html »

07 Jul 2010

Opera Bits and Pieces, Gently Scrambled

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/08/arts/music/08phil.html »

06 Jul 2010

Cesare Siepi, Renowned Italian Opera Singer, Dies at 87

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/07/arts/music/07siepi.html?src=me »

05 Jul 2010

Don Giovanni, Glyndebourne, Sussex, England

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/3328e2b0-884d-11df-aade-00144feabdc0.html »

02 Jul 2010

Los Angeles Opera's 'Ring' ends with a deficit but potential new patrons

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jul/02/entertainment/la-et-ring-ends-20100702 »

01 Jul 2010

The 'Other Bartoli'

http://www.musicalamerica.com/news/newsstory.cfm?hl=1&n=||&t=&a=&p=&k=vivaldi&archived=0&storyID=23128&categoryID=2 »

26 Jun 2010

Is anybody listening? American opera faces crossroads as audiences for performing arts slide

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/24/AR2010062406932.html »

24 Jun 2010

Opera Orchestra of New York Stages a Comeback

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/24/opera-orchestra-of-new-york-stages-a-comeback/ »

23 Jun 2010

Three iconic places to see an opera in Italy

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/2010-06-23-italy-opera_N.htm »

23 Jun 2010

San Francisco's feminist 'Die Walkure'

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/06/san-francisco-operas-feminist-die-walkure.html »

22 Jun 2010

A Surreal Russian Opera That's All Bark and a Lot of Bite, Too

http://70.32.73.199/cgi-bin/mt/mt.cgi?__mode=view&_type=entry&blog_id=1 »

22 Jun 2010

Best When It's Tangy, Not Sweet

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704895204575320720137221224.html?mod=WSJ_ArtsEnt_LifestyleArtEnt_4 »

20 Jun 2010

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/54c35442-7c7b-11df-8b74-00144feabdc0.html »

19 Jun 2010

Opera's challenge is to take it easy

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20100619_Opera_s_challenge_is_to_take_it_easy.html#axzz0rb8JTP5Y »

18 Jun 2010

John Adams lends his music to 'I Am Love,' starring Tilda Swinton

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/06/john-adams-lends-his-music-to-i-am-love-starring-tilda-swinton.html »

17 Jun 2010

The Love for Three Oranges, Grange Park Opera, UK

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/360f5762-7a2d-11df-aa69-00144feabdc0.html »

17 Jun 2010

Everyday Totalitarianism: Reflections on the Stuttgart Ring

http://oq.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/26/1/131?etoc »

17 Jun 2010

Underscoring Richard Wagner's influence on film music

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jun/17/entertainment/la-et-wagner-movies-20100617 »

17 Jun 2010

Maureen Forrester, Canadian Contralto, Dies at 79

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/18/arts/music/18forrester.html »

15 Jun 2010

Denyce Graves at Strathmore: Living -- if not singing -- up to her image

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/14/AR2010061405599.html »

12 Jun 2010

The Wild West and the superstar Italian composer

http://www.mercurynews.com/music/ci_15245607?nclick_check=1 »

09 Jun 2010

Better than Wagner

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article7146754.ece »

08 Jun 2010

Armida, Garsington Opera

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/opera/7811652/Armida-Garsington-Opera-review.html »

08 Jun 2010

A Dog's Heart, Het Muziektheatre, Amsterdam

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/8ab066ec-7313-11df-ae73-00144feabdc0.html »

08 Jun 2010

Mary Stuart, Grand Theatre, Leeds

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/7498707a-7313-11df-ae73-00144feabdc0.html »

07 Jun 2010

In S.F. Opera's sumptuous 'Faust,' John Relyea dominates as Mephistopheles

http://www.mercurynews.com/music/ci_15246643 »

06 Jun 2010

Capriccio/Tosca, Grange Park, Hampshire; Armida, Garsington Opera, Oxfordshire

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/a737986a-7180-11df-8eec-00144feabdc0.html »

05 Jun 2010

Renée Fleming -- opera, pop and snobbery (and music samples)

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/06/opera-singer-renee-fleming-goes-pop.html »

02 Jun 2010

The Pearl Fishers, Coliseum, London

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jun/02/the-pearl-fishers-review »

01 Jun 2010

Le Nozze di Figaro at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/opera/7794458/Le-Nozze-di-Figaro-at-the-Royal-Opera-Covent-Garden-review.html »

01 Jun 2010

Spoleto So Far: intense piano music, funny dance, a spare opera and a change at the top

http://www.free-times.com/index.php?cat=1991103094321166&act=post&pid=11860106103975381 »

31 May 2010

Mainly Mozart’s David Atherton: June Artist of the Month

http://www.sdnn.com/sandiego/2010-05-31/things-to-do/classical-opera/mainly-mozarts-david-atherton-june-artist-of-the-month »

29 May 2010

End-of-the-world opera

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/magazine/20100529_End-of-the-world_opera.html#axzz0pdK7Yds8 »

27 May 2010

S.F. Opera gets summer classical music season off to a sizzling start

http://www.contracostatimes.com/music/ci_15152483 »

27 May 2010

At Prague Spring, new works and a lighthearted farewell

http://www.praguepost.com/night-and-day/stage/4493-arrivals-and-departures.html »

26 May 2010

Betulia Liberata, Haus für Mozart, Salzburg

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/86102e3a-68da-11df-910b-00144feab49a.html »

26 May 2010

Opera Lafayette's 'Sancho Panca'

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/25/AR2010052504888.html »

26 May 2010

The Last Superstar Tenor

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704852004575258543852137052.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_TOPRightCarousel »

24 May 2010

Lufthansa Festival, St John’s, Smith Square, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/4d838b82-6729-11df-bf08-00144feab49a,s01=1.html »

23 May 2010

Washington National Opera's 'Hamlet' done in Cold War style

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/lifestyle/Washington-National-Opera_s-_Hamlet_-done-in-Cold-War-style-94607579.html »

23 May 2010

Ottone in Villa

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/may/23/ottone-in-villa-review »

23 May 2010

Orchestra’s Opera Gamble

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/24/arts/music/24gilbert.html »

23 May 2010

James Conlon, Los Angeles Opera's 'Ring' master

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/may/23/entertainment/la-ca-conlon-20100523 »

23 May 2010

Billy Budd / Così fan tutte, Glyndebourne, East Sussex

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/b796fed4-6682-11df-aeb1-00144feab49a.html »

21 May 2010

Even the walls wept as Dietrich's spiritual heir sang auf wiedersehen

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/even-the-walls-wept-as-dietrichs-spiritual-heir-sang-auf-wiedersehen-20100520-vnwi.html »

21 May 2010

Opera Cleveland presents a winning new "Lucia"

http://www.cleveland.com/musicdance/index.ssf/2010/05/lucia_review.html »

21 May 2010

'Rheingold' Glitters in Milan

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB127438870285494471.html?mod=googlenews_wsj »

20 May 2010

Interview: Sir Andrew Davies - Conductor

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/features/Interview-Sir-Andrew-Davies-.6302682.jp »

20 May 2010

Garsington Opera preview

http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/leisure/8176159.Garsington_Opera_preview/ »

18 May 2010

Opera News columnist takes music critics (myself included) to task over Leonard Slatkin fiasco at the Met

http://thestar.blogs.com/soundmind/2010/05/opera-news-columnist-takes-music-critics-myself-included-to-task-over-leonard-slatkin-fiasco-at-the-.html »

17 May 2010

Keeper Of the Shrine

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704635204575242262598768250.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEFTTopOpinion »

11 May 2010

'La Traviata' revival expressive, impressive

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/magazine/20100511__La_Traviata__revival_expressive__impressive.html »

10 May 2010

Canny tale of a femme fatale

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/79659804-5c51-11df-93f6-00144feab49a.html »

10 May 2010

Antony Walker: Big things lie ahead for opera conductor

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/09/AR2010050902954.html »