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On Trial in Saint Louis

That Opera Theatre of Saint Louis fearlessly embraces the cutting edge is once again evidenced by their compelling American premiere of The Trial.

A Traditional Rigoletto in Las Vegas

On June 9, 2017, Opera Las Vegas presented a traditional production of Verdi’s Rigoletto conducted by Music Director Gregory Buchalter with a cast headed by veteran baritone Michael Chioldi. A most convincing Rigoletto, Chioldi was a man in psychological pain from the begining of the opera. His fear and his vulnerability to the whims of the nobility were evident in every meaty, well-colored phrase he sang.

Thumbprint, An Amazing Woman Leaves an Indelible Mark

Thumbprint is the story of the young, innocent and illiterate Mukhtar Mai who was assaulted by a group of powerful men. Following the attack, Mukhtar, having supposedly been disgraced, was expected to commit suicide. Instead, she amazed everyone who knew her by going to the police and calling for the arrest of her attackers.

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.


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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 »