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Voices of Revolution – Prokofiev, Exile and Return

Seven, they are Seven , op.30; Violin Concerto no.1 in D minor, op.19; Cantata for the Twentieth Anniverary of the October Revolution, op.74. David Butt Philip (tenor), Pekka Kuusisto (violin), Aidan Oliver (voice of Lenin, chorus director), Philharmonia Voices, Crouch End Festival Chorus, Students of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (military band), Philharmonia Orchestra/Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, Sunday 20 May 2018.

Charpentier Histoires sacrées, staged - London Baroque Festival

Marc-Antoine Charpentier Histoires sacrées with Ensemble Correspondances, conducted by Sébastien Daucé, at St John's Smith Square, part of the London Festival of the Baroque 2018. This striking staging, by Vincent Huguet, brought out its austere glory: every bit a treasure of the Grand Siècle, though this grandeur was dedicated not to Sun God but to God.

No Time in Eternity: Iestyn Davies discusses Purcell and Nyman

Revolution, repetition, rhetoric. On my way to meet countertenor Iestyn Davies, I ponder if these are the elements that might form connecting threads between the music of Henry Purcell and Michael Nyman, whose works will be brought together later this month when Davies joins the viol consort Fretwork for a thought-provoking recital at Milton Court Concert Hall.

Aïda in Seattle: don’t mention the war!

When Francesca Zambello presented Aïda at her own Glimmerglass Opera in 2012, her staging was, as they say, “ripped from today’s headlines.” Fighter planes strafed the Egyptian headquarters as the curtain rose, water-boarding was the favored form of interrogation, Radames was executed by lethal injection.

Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2018 opens with Annilese Miskimmon's Madama Butterfly

As the bells rang with romance from the tower of St George’s Chapel, Windsor, the rolling downs of Sussex - which had just acquired a new Duke - echoed with the strains of a rather more bitter-sweet cross-cultural love affair. Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s 2018 season opened with Annilese Miskimmon’s production of Madama Butterfly, first seen during the 2016 Glyndebourne tour and now making its first visit to the main house.

Remembering Debussy

This concert might have been re-titled Remembrance of Musical Times Past: the time, that is, when French song, nurtured in the Proustian Parisian salons, began to gain a foothold in public concert halls. But, the madeleine didn’t quite work its magic on this occasion.

Garsington's Douglas Boyd on Strauss and Skating Rinks

‘On August 3, 1941, the day that Capriccio was finished, 682 Jews were killed in Chernovtsy, Romania; 1,500 in Jelgava, Latvia; and several hundred in Stanisławów, Ukraine. On October 28, 1942, the day of the opera’s premiere in Munich, the first convoy of Jews from Theresienstadt arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau, and 90 percent of them went to the gas chamber.’

A chiaroscuro Orfeo from Iestyn Davies and La Nuova Musica

‘I sought to restrict the music to its true purpose of serving to give expression to the poetry and to strengthen the dramatic situations, without interrupting the action or hampering it with unnecessary and superfluous ornamentations. […] I believed further that I should devote my greatest effort to seeking to achieve a noble simplicity; and I have avoided parading difficulties at the expense of clarity.’

Lessons in Love and Violence: powerful musical utterances but perplexing dramatic motivations

‘What a thrill -/ My thumb instead of an onion. The top quite gone/ Except for a sort of hinge/ Of skin,/ A flap like a hat,/ Dead white. Then that red plush.’ Those who imagined that Sylvia Plath (‘Cut’, 1962) had achieved unassailable aesthetic peaks in fusing pain - mental and physical - with beauty, might think again after seeing and hearing this, the third, collaboration between composer George Benjamin and dramatist/librettist Martin Crimp: Lessons in Love and Violence.

Grands motets de Lalande

Majesté, a new recording by Le Poème Harmonique, led by Vincent Dumestre, of music by Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657-1726) new from Alpha Classics. Le Poème Harmonique are regular visitors to London, appreciated for the variety of their programes. On Friday this week, (11/5) they'll be at St John's Smith Square as part of the London Festival of Baroque, with a programme titled "At the World's Courts".

Perpetual Night - Early English Baroque, Ensemble Correspondances

New from Harmonia Mundi, Perpetual Night. a superb recording of ayres and songs from the 17th century, by Ensemble Correspondances with Sébastien Daucé and Lucile Richardot. Ensemble Correspondances are among the foremost exponents of the music of Versailles and the French royalty, so it's good to hear them turn to the music of the Stuart court.

Les Salons de Pauline Viardot: Sabine Devieilhe at Wigmore Hall

Always in demand on French and international stages, the French soprano Sabine Devieihle is, fortunately, becoming an increasingly frequent visitor to these shores. Her first appearance at Wigmore Hall was last month’s performance of works by Handel with Emmanuelle Haïm’s Le Concert d’Astrée. This lunchtime recital, reflecting the meetings of music and minds which took place at Parisian salon of the nineteenth-century mezzo-soprano Pauline Viardot (1821-1910), was her solo debut at the venue.

Jesus Christ Superstar at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago is now featuring as its spring musical Jesus Christ Superstar with music and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The production originated with the Regent’s Park Theatre, London with additional scenery by Bay Productions, U.K. and Commercial Silk International.

Persephone glows with life in Seattle

As a figure in the history of 20th century art, few deserve to be closer to center stage than Ida Rubenbstein. Without her talent, determination, and vast wealth, Ravel’s Boléro, Debussy’s Martyrdom of St. Sebastien, Honegger’s Joan of Arc at the Stake, and Stravinsky’s Perséphone would not exist.

La concordia de’ pianeti: Imperial flattery set to Baroque splendor in Amsterdam

One trusts the banquet following the world premiere of La concordia de’ pianeti proffered some spicy flavors, because Pietro Pariati’s text is so cloying it causes violent stomach-churning. In contrast, Antonio Caldara’s music sparkles and dances like a blaze of crystal chandeliers.

Kathleen Ferrier Awards Final 2018

The 63rd Competition for the Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2018 was an unusually ‘home-grown’ affair. Last year’s Final had brought together singers from the UK, the Commonwealth, Europe, the US and beyond, but the six young singers assembled at Wigmore Hall on Friday evening all originated from the UK.

Affecting and Effective Traviata in San Jose

Opera San Jose capped its consistently enjoyable, artistically accomplished 2017-2018 season with a dramatically thoughtful, musically sound rendition of Verdi’s immortal La traviata.

Brahms Liederabend

At his best, Matthias Goerne does serious (ernst) at least as well as anyone else. He may not be everyone’s first choice as Papageno, although what he brings to the role is compelling indeed, quite different from the blithe clowning of some, arguably much closer to its fundamental sadness. (Is that not, after all, what clowns are about?) Yet, individual taste aside, whom would one choose before him to sing Brahms, let alone the Four Serious Songs?

Angel Blue in La Traviata

One of the most beloved operas of all time, Verdi’s “ La Traviata” has never lost its enduring appeal as a tragic tale of love and loss, as potent today as it was during its Venice premiere in 1853.

Matthias Goerne and Seong-Jin Cho at Wigmore Hall

Is it possible, I wonder, to have too much of a ‘good thing’? Baritone Matthias Goerne can spin an extended vocal line and float a lyrical pianissimo with an unrivalled beauty that astonishes no matter how many times one hears and admires the evenness of line, the controlled legato, the tenderness of tone.


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29 Oct 2010

A Quiet Place, New York City Opera, New York

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28 Oct 2010

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

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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 »