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Daniel Michieletto's Cav and Pag returns to Covent Garden

It felt rather decadent to be sitting in an opera house at 12pm. Even more so given the passion-fuelled excesses of Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, which might seem rather too sensual and savage for mid-day consumption.

Manitoba Opera: Madama Butterfly

Manitoba Opera opened its 45th season with Puccini’s Madama Butterfly proving that the aching heart as expressed through art knows no racial or cultural divide, with the Italian composer’s self-avowed favourite opera still able to spread its poetic wings across time and space since its Milan premiere in 1904.

Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake celebrate 25 years of music-making

In 1992, concert promoter Heinz Liebrecht introduced pianist Julius Drake to tenor Ian Bostridge and an acclaimed, inspiring musical partnership was born. On Wenlock Edge formed part of their first programme, at Holkham Hall in Norfolk; and, so, in this recital at Middle Temple Hall, celebrating their 25 years of music-making, the duo included Vaughan Williams’ Housman settings for tenor, piano and string quartet alongside works with a seventeenth-century origin or flavour.

Girls of the Golden West in San Francisco

Not many (maybe any) of the new operas presented by San Francisco Opera over the past 10 years would lure me to the War Memorial Opera House a second time around. But for Girls of the Golden West just now I would be there again tomorrow night and the next, and I am eagerly awaiting all future productions.

DiDonato is superb in Semiramide at Covent Garden

It’s taken a while for Rossini’s Semiramide to reach the Covent Garden stage. The last of the operas which Rossini composed for Italian theatres between 1810-1823, Semiramide has had only one outing at the Royal Opera House since 1887, and that was a concert version in 1986.

Hans Werner Henze Choral Music

Hans Werner Henze works for mixed voice and chamber orchestra with SWR Vokalensemble and Ensemble Modern, conducted by Marcus Creed. Welcome new recordings of important pieces like Lieder von einer Insel (1964), Orpheus Behind the Wire (1984) plus Fünf Madrigale (1947).

Philippe Jaroussky and Ensemble Artaserse at the Wigmore Hall

‘His master’s masterpiece, the work of heaven’: ‘a common fountain’ from which flow ‘pure silver drops’. At the risk of effulgent hyperbole, I’d suggest that Antonio’s image of the blessed governance and purifying power of the French court - in the opening scene of Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi - is also a perfect metaphor for the voice of French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, as it slips through Handel’s roulades like a silken ribbon.

La Rondine Takes Flight in San Jose

Kudos to San Jose Opera for offering up a wholly winning, consistently captivating new production of Puccini’s seldom performed La Rondine.

Bettina Smith, Norwegian Mezzo, in Songs by Fauré and Debussy

Here are five complete song sets by two of the greatest masters of French song. The performers are highly competent. I should have known, given the rave reviews that their 2015 recording of modern Norwegian songs received.

Clonter Opera Gala

Clonter’s Opera Gala in the breath-taking beautiful ball-room at the Lansdowne Club in Mayfair was a glamorously glittering smattering of opera – which made me want to run out to every opera in town.  

Étienne-Nicolas Méhul: Uthal

The opera world barely knows how to handle works that have significant amounts of spoken dialogue. Conductors and stage directors will often trim the dialogue to a bare minimum (Magic Flute), have it rendered as sung recitative (Carmen), or have it spoken in the vernacular though the sung numbers may often be performed in the original language (Die Fledermaus).

A New Anna Moffo?: The Debut Disc of Aida Garifullina

Here is the latest CD from a major label promoting a major new soprano. Aida Garifullina is utterly remarkable: a lyric soprano who also can handle coloratura with ease. Her tone has a constant shimmer, with a touch of quick, narrow vibrato even on short notes.

A New Die Walküre at Lyric Opera of Chicago

From the start of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s splendid, new production of Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre conflict and resolution are portrayed throughout with moving intensity. The central character Brünnhilde is sung by Christine Goerke and her father Wotan by Eric Owens.

As One a Haunting Success in San Diego

San Diego Opera has mined solid gold with its mesmerizing and affecting production of As One, a part of their innovative ‘Detour Series.’

OLF: Songs by Tchaikovsky, Anton Rubinstein, Rachmaninov and Georgy Sviridov

Compared to the oft-explored world of German lieder and French chansons, the songs of Russia are unfairly neglected in recordings and in the concert hall. The raw emotion and expansive lyricism present in much of this repertoire was clearly in evidence at the Holywell Music Room for the penultimate day of the celebrated Oxford Lieder Festival.

Stockhausen’s STIMMUNG and COSMIC PULSES at the Barbican.

This concert was an event on several levels - marking a decade since the death of Stockhausen, the fortieth anniversary (almost to the day) since Singcircle first performed STIMMUNG (at the Round House), and their final public performance of the piece. It was also a rare opportunity to hear (and see) Stockhausen’s last completed purely electronic work, COSMIC PULSES - an overwhelming visual and aural experience that anyone who was at this concert will long remember.

Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition 2017 - Winner Announced

Bampton Classical Opera is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 Young Singers’ Competition is mezzo-soprano Emma Stannard and the runner-up is tenor Wagner Moreira. The winner of the accompanists’ prize, a new category this year, is Keval Shah.

Il sogno di Scipione: a new recording from Classical Opera

With this recording of Mozart’s 1771 opera, Il sogno di Scipione (Sicpio’s Dream), Classical Opera continue their progress through the adolescent composer’s precocious achievements and take another step towards the fulfilment of their complete Mozart opera series for Signum Classics.

Nico Muhly's Marnie at ENO

Winston Graham’s 1961 novel Marnie was bold for its time. Its themes of sexual repression, psychological suspense and criminality set within the dark social fabric of contemporary Britain are but outlier themes of the anti-heroine’s own narrative of deceit, guilt, multiple identities and blackmail.

TOSCA: A Dramatic Sing-Fest

On November 12, 2017, Arizona Opera presented Giacomo Puccini’s verismo opera, Tosca, in a dramatic production directed by Tara Faircloth. Her production utilized realistic scenery from Seattle Opera and detailed costumes from the New York City Opera. Gregory Allen Hirsch’s lighting made the set look like the church of St. Andrea as some of us may have remembered it from time gone by.


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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 »