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Written on Skin: the Melos Sinfonia take George Benjamin's opera to St Petersburg

As I approach St Cyprian’s Church in Marylebone, musical sounds which are at once strange and sensuous surf the air. Inside I find seventy or so instrumentalists and singers nestled somewhat crowdedly between the pillars of the nave, rehearsing George Benjamin’s much praised 2012 opera, Written on Skin.

Classical Opera/The Mozartists celebrate 20 years of music-making

Classical Opera celebrated 20 years of music-making and story-telling with a characteristically ambitious and eclectic sequence of musical works at the Barbican Hall. Themes of creation and renewal were to the fore, and after a first half comprising a variety of vocal works and short poems, ‘Classical Opera’ were succeeded by their complementary alter ego, ‘The Mozartists’, in the second part of the concert for a rousing performance of Beethoven’s Choral Symphony - a work described by Page as ‘in many ways the most iconic work in the repertoire’.

Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition 2017

Bampton Classical Opera’s third Young Singers’ Competition takes place this autumn, culminating in a public final at Holywell Music Room, Oxford on November 19. This biennial competition was first launched in 2013 to celebrate the company’s 20th birthday, and is aimed at identifying the finest emerging young opera singers currently working in the UK.

Peter Kellner announced as winner of 2018 Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera Voice Fellowship

Independent Opera (IO) was very present at the Wigmore Hall last week. On Thursday 5 October, IO announced 26 year old Slovakian bass Peter Kellner as the winner of the 2018 Wigmore Hall/IO Voice Fellowship, a two-year award of £10,000 plus professional mentoring from IO and the Wigmore Hall. A graduate of the Konzervatórium Košice Timonova and the Mozarteum University Salzburg, Peter is currently a member of Oper Graz in Austria where later this season he will sing the title role of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Colline in Puccini’s La bohème.

Back to Baroque and to the battle lines with English Touring Opera

Romeo and Juliet, Rinaldo and Armida, Ramadès and Aida: love thwarted by warring countries and families is a perennial trope of literature, myth and history. Indeed, ‘Love and war are all one,’ declared Miguel de Cervantes in Don Quixote, a sentiment which seems to be particularly exemplified by the world of baroque opera with its penchant for plundering Classical Greek and Roman myths for their extreme passions and conflicts. English Touring Opera’s 2017 autumn tour takes us back to the Baroque and back to the battle-lines.

Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Christoph Willibald von Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice opened the 2017–18 season at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Michelle DeYoung, Mahler Symphony no 3 London

The Third Coming ! Esa-Pekka Salonen conducted Mahler Symphony no 3 with the Philharmonia at the Royal Festival Hall with Michelle DeYoung, the Philharmonia Voices and the Tiffin Boys’ Choir. It was live streamed worldwide, an indication of just how important this concert was, for it marks the Philharmonia's 34-year relationship with Salonen.

King Arthur at the Barbican: a semi-opera for the 'Brexit Age'

Purcell’s and Dryden’s King Arthur: or the British Worthy presents ‘problems’ for directors. It began life as a propaganda piece, Albion and Albanius, in 1683, during the reign of Charles II, but did not appear on stage as King Arthur until 1691 when William of Orange had ascended to the British Throne to rule as William III alongside his wife Mary and the political climate had changed significantly.

Elder conducts Lohengrin

There have been dozens of capable, and more than capable, recordings of Lohengrin. Among the most-often praised are the Sawallisch/Bayreuth (1962), Kempe (1963), Solti (1985), and Abbado (1991). Recording a major Wagner opera involves heavy costs that a record company may be unable to recoup.

Anne Schwanewilms sings Schreker, Schubert, Liszt and Korngold

On a day when events in Las Vegas cast a shadow over much of the news this was not the most comfortable recital to sit through for many reasons. The chosen repertoire did, at times, feel unduly heavy - and very Germanic - but it was also unevenly sung.

The Life to Come: a new opera by Louis Mander and Stephen Fry

It began ‘with a purely obscene fancy of a Missionary in difficulties’. So E.M. Forster wrote to Siegfried Sassoon in August 1923, of his short story ‘The Life to Come’ - the title story of a collection that was not published until 1972, two years after Forster’s death.

‘Never was such advertisement for a film!’: Thomas Kemp and the OAE present a film of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier at the Oxford Lieder Festival

Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier was premiered at the Dresden Semperoper on 26th January 1911. Almost fifteen years to the day, on 10th January 1926, the theatre hosted another Rosenkavalier ‘premiere’, with the screening of a silent film version of the opera, directed by Robert Wiene - best known for his expressionistic masterpiece The Cabinet of Dr Caligari. The two-act scenario had been devised by Hugo von Hoffmansthal and the screening was accompanied by a symphony orchestra which Strauss himself conducted.

Premiere Recording: Mayr’s Telemaco nell’isola di Calipso (1797)

No sooner had I drafted my review of Simon Mayr’s Medea in Corinto,

Aida opens the season at ENO

Director Phelim McDermott’s new Aida at ENO seems to have been conceived more in terms of what it will look like rather than what the opera is or might be ‘about’. And, it certainly does look good. Designer Tom Pye - with whom McDermott worked for ENO’s Akhnaten last year (alongside his other Improbable company colleague, costume designer Kevin Pollard) - has again conjured striking tableaux and eye-catching motifs, and a colour scheme which balances sumptuous richness with shadow and mystery.

La Traviata in San Francisco

A beautifully sung Traviata in British stage director John Copley’s 1987 production, begging the question is this grand old (30 years) production the SFO mise en scène for all times.

The Judas Passion: Sally Beamish and David Harsent offer new perspectives

Was Judas a man ‘both vile and justifiably despised: an agent of the Devil, or a man who God-given task was to set in train an event that would be the salvation of Humankind’? This is the question at the heart of Sally Beamish’s The Judas Passion, commissioned jointly by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Philharmonia Baroque of San Francisco.

Choral at Cadogan: The Tallis Scholars open a new season

As The Tallis Scholars processed onto the Cadogan Hall platform, for the opening concert of this season’s Choral at Cadogan series, there were some unfamiliar faces among its ten members - or faces familiar but more usually seen in other contexts.

Stars of Lyric Opera 2017, Millennium Park, Chicago

As a prelude to the 2017-18 season Lyric Opera of Chicago presented its annual concert, Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park, during the last weekend. A number of those who performed in this event will be featured in roles during the coming season.

A Verlaine Songbook

Back in the LP days, if a singer wanted to show some sophistication, s/he sometimes put out an album of songs by famous composers set to the poems of one poet: for example, Phyllis Curtin’s much-admired 1964 disc of Debussy and Fauré songs to poems by Verlaine, with pianist Ryan Edwards (available now as a CD from VAI).

Die Zauberflöte at the ROH: radiant and eternal

Watching David McVicar’s 2003 production of Die Zauberflöte at the Royal Opera House - its sixth revival - for the third time, I was struck by how discerningly John MacFarlane’s sumptuous designs, further enhanced by Paule Constable’s superbly evocative lighting, communicate the dense and rich symbolism of Mozart’s Singspiel.


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Written on Skin: the Melos Sinfonia take George Benjamin's opera to St Petersburg

As I approach St Cyprian’s Church in Marylebone, musical sounds which are at once strange and sensuous surf the air. Inside I find seventy or so instrumentalists and singers nestled somewhat crowdedly between the pillars of the nave, rehearsing George Benjamin’s much praised 2012 opera, Written on Skin.  »

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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

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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

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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 »