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Hans Werner Henze : Kammermusik 1958

"....In lieblicher Bläue". Landmark new recordings of Hans Werner Henze Neue Volkslieder und Hirtengesänge and Kammermusik 1958 from the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin, with Andrew Staples, Markus Weidmann, Jürgen Ruck and Daniel Harding.

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).


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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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10 May 2010

'Amelia': Seattle Opera embraces challenge on a grand scale

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011825569_vietopera10m.html?prmid=head_more »

10 May 2010

Juan Diego Flórez, Barbican, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/ee20f1dc-5c44-11df-93f6-00144feab49a.html »

07 May 2010

In a Laboratory, Turning Traditional Notions of Opera Upside Down

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/08/arts/music/08vox.html?src=mv »

27 Apr 2010

Smut and loathing in Powder Her Face

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/music/review-23828539-smut-and-loathing-in-powder-her-face.do »

26 Apr 2010

New ‘Figaro’ sparkling, beautiful

http://jam.canoe.ca/Theatre/Reviews/M/Marriage_Of_Figarro/2010/04/26/pf-13727171.html »

26 Apr 2010

Alan Rich, Los Angeles Music Critic, Dies at 85

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/26/arts/26rich.html »

20 Apr 2010

The Fairy Queen at the Wigmore Hall

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/classical/article7102908.ece »

20 Apr 2010

Leah Crocetto's Schwabacher debut recital on Sunday with stage presence big and small

http://www.examiner.com/x-2366-SF-Opera-Examiner~y2010m4d20-Leah-Crocettos-Schwabacher-debut-recital-on-Sunday-with-stage-presence-big-and-small »

20 Apr 2010

Andreas Scholl, Barbican, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/0808e5d2-4c96-11df-9977-00144feab49a.html »

16 Apr 2010

Placido Domingo returns to singing -- to prolonged bravos -- at La Scala

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/04/placido-domingo-returns-to-the-stage-singing-verdi-at-la-scala-it-was-a-great-evening-he-says.html »

14 Apr 2010

Proserpina, Opera House, Wuppertal

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/875b4a84-47df-11df-b998-00144feab49a.html »

13 Apr 2010

A Crusade of Seduction and Sorcery

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/14/arts/music/14armida.html »

12 Apr 2010

Scottish Opera - The Adventures of Mr Broucek

http://news.scotsman.com/features/Music-review-Scottish-Opera-.6217140.jp »

11 Apr 2010

Highs and lows of the Salzburg Easter festival

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article7092129.ece »

11 Apr 2010

An Opera’s Very Long Overture

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/12/arts/music/12spratlan.html »

11 Apr 2010

Franz Schreker's 'The Stigmatized' at Los Angeles Opera

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/04/franz-schrekers-the-stigmatized-at-los-angeles-opera.html »

10 Apr 2010

Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9d78c9b6-4142-11df-adec-00144feabdc0.html »

07 Apr 2010

NPR's "50 Great Voices" and vocal technique

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-classical-beat/2010/04/nprs_50_great_voices_and_vocal.html »

07 Apr 2010

A traumatic Dionysian feast

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/46b78590-41dd-11df-865a-00144feabdc0.html »

06 Apr 2010

Maxim Shostakovich — “I feel my father looking over my shoulder”

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article7088032.ece »

06 Apr 2010

Soprano Leah Crocetto’s Career Takes Flight

http://www.sfcv.org/content/soprano-leah-crocetto%E2%80%99s-career-takes-flight »

06 Apr 2010

Lend Me a Tenor, Music Box Theatre, New York

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/475b19ac-419d-11df-865a-00144feabdc0.html »

04 Apr 2010

No longer stigmatized

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-stigmatized4-2010apr04,0,6451468.story »

03 Apr 2010

Tyne Daly as Maria Callas, a diva in a 'Master Class' by herself

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/02/AR2010040204358.html »

02 Apr 2010

Aleksandra Kurzak steps into Cecilia Bartoli's slippers

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/classical/features/observations-aleksandra-kurzak-steps-into-cecilia-bartolis-slippers-1933470.html »

31 Mar 2010

BSO/Jayce Ogren, Symphony Hall, Boston

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/73c1d62c-3ce1-11df-bbcf-00144feabdc0.html »

31 Mar 2010

Opera's Alice Coote on trousers, English songs

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/03/31/DDPU1CKOF7.DTL »

30 Mar 2010

In Revival of Verdi, a New Note of Drama

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/31/arts/music/31traviata.html »

30 Mar 2010

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Sondra Radvanovsky sing up a storm for WPAS

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/classicalmusic/2010/03/dmitri_hvorostovsky_sondra_rad.html »

29 Mar 2010

House of Style — A bumpy season at the Met

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/musical/2010/03/29/100329crmu_music_ross »

29 Mar 2010

Angels in America, Barbican, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/c20d5780-3b50-11df-b622-00144feabdc0.html »

28 Mar 2010

Demanding Macatsoris sends opera singers out to the world's stages prepared.

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/89259677.html »

25 Mar 2010

End of the aria as opera falls on hard times

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a6e6b998-360e-11df-aa43-00144feabdc0.html »

24 Mar 2010

Take a Play, Then Adorn It With Opera

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/25/arts/music/25fairy.html »

24 Mar 2010

Wolfgang Wagner, Director of Bayreuth, Is Dead at 90

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/23/arts/music/23wagner.html »

23 Mar 2010

La Voix humaine/Herzog Blaubarts Burg, Oper der Stadt Köln

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/744e9b0e-369f-11df-b810-00144feabdc0.html »

23 Mar 2010

Villazon Triumphs in Stage Return as Love-Sick Twit

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aOY8Cj1dclng# »

23 Mar 2010

Il pastor fido at the Royal College of Music

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article7071692.ece »

21 Mar 2010

How a Coloratura Soprano Saved the Met

http://www.aolnews.com/nation/article/how-coloratura-soprano-marlis-petersen-saved-the-metropolitan-opera/19407349 »

18 Mar 2010

New World order dominate line up for this year's Edinburgh International Festival

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/New-World-order-dominate-line.6161297.jp »

18 Mar 2010

Handel Festival: Apollo e Dafne and selected arias

http://www.musicalcriticism.com/concerts/stgeorges-bates-0310.shtml »

18 Mar 2010

This Prince: What a Piece of Work

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/18/arts/music/18hamlet.html »

18 Mar 2010

New soprano finding her footing in Lyric's ‘Figaro'

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chi-100318-figaro,0,2663965.column »

18 Mar 2010

Thomas Adès in concert

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/03/17/DDGL1CH62N.DTL »

16 Mar 2010

Platée, Opéra national du Rhin, Strasbourg

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/7f49c7f2-311f-11df-8e6f-00144feabdc0.html »

15 Mar 2010

‘Degenerate’ Opera: Hear No Evil

http://www.newsweek.com/id/234434 »

09 Mar 2010

Das Rheingold, Paris Opera (Bastille)

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/2747beac-2b9c-11df-a5c7-00144feabdc0.html »

09 Mar 2010

Regarding ‘The Nose’: What Did the Art Critic Think of the Opera?

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/09/regarding-the-nose-what-did-the-art-critic-think-of-the-opera/ »

08 Mar 2010

A dark but moving "La Bohème" at the Minnesota Opera

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2010/03/08/music-dark-moving-la-boheme-minnesota-opera »

08 Mar 2010

Philip Langridge, British Operatic Tenor, Dies at 70

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/08/arts/music/08langridge.html »

07 Mar 2010

Tamerlano, Royal Opera House, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/b8c74a02-2a0a-11df-b940-00144feabdc0.html »

03 Mar 2010

Emilie, Opéra de Lyon

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/b083157c-261f-11df-aff3-00144feabdc0.html »

11 Feb 2010

Ex-EMI Executive Leads Salzburg Easter Festival, Magazine Says

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=a1HtQJHhL4lk# »

11 Feb 2010

Opera San Jose revisits the "Marriage of Figaro"

http://www.mercurynews.com/milpitas/ci_14375830 »

09 Feb 2010

Lulu, Grand Théâtre, Geneva

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/6b816ea6-15a3-11df-ad7e-00144feab49a.html »

08 Feb 2010

Ariadne auf Naxos, Metropolitan Opera, New York

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/0c6eb714-14d3-11df-8f1d-00144feab49a.html »

07 Feb 2010

Lucia di Lammermoor at the Coliseum

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article7016711.ece »

03 Feb 2010

Opera music part of junk hauler's treasure trove

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/02/AR2010020203662.html »

02 Feb 2010

Wozzeck, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theatre, San Francisco

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/a8f3bf10-101b-11df-841f-00144feab49a.html »

30 Jan 2010

Bass-baritone eager to sing at home, in English

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/29/AR2010012900194.html »

30 Jan 2010

In perfect harmony

http://beta.thehindu.com/arts/music/article95472.ece »

28 Jan 2010

New Music Director for Opera Orchestra

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/28/arts/music/28arts-NEWMUSICDIRE_BRF.html?ref=music&pagewanted=print »

25 Jan 2010

Le Poème Harmonique

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/26/arts/music/26roundup.html »

25 Jan 2010

War and Peace, Theatre Royal, Glasgow

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/452b84e0-09d6-11df-8b23-00144feabdc0.html »

25 Jan 2010

Florida Grand Opera's Eglise Gutiérrez lifts `Lucia di Lammermoor ' to modern heights

http://www.miamiherald.com/living/story/1444224.html »

25 Jan 2010

Stirring Storytelling and Amorous Rapture

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/26/arts/music/26fink.html?ref=music »

25 Jan 2010

War and Peace at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article7000726.ece »

24 Jan 2010

Opera review: Long Beach Opera stages 'Good Soldier Schweik'

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/01/long-beach-opera-stages-good-soldier-schweik.html »

22 Jan 2010

Fischer, NSO mine the beauty in 'Das Lied von der Erde'

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/22/AR2010012200018.html?nav=emailpage »

21 Jan 2010

Netrebko and Hvorostovsky, Royal Festival Hall, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/f63624a0-06b8-11df-b426-00144feabdc0.html »

21 Jan 2010

Monteverdi, 1610: Vespers to Usher in the Baroque

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/22/arts/music/22vespers.html?ref=music »

20 Jan 2010

Norma, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/a31d502c-05eb-11df-8c97-00144feabdc0.html »

19 Jan 2010

For Verdi, Masquerading as a Baritone

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/20/arts/music/20simon.html?ref=music »

19 Jan 2010

Simon Boccanegra, Metropolitan Opera, New York

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/379e6866-051b-11df-a85e-00144feabdc0.html »

18 Jan 2010

La Boheme at the Grand, Leeds

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article6992715.ece »

18 Jan 2010

Henze weekend, Barbican, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/df7181d4-0455-11df-8603-00144feabdc0.html »

18 Jan 2010

Winter Opera focuses on singing in 'Werther'

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/entertainment/reviews.nsf/stage/story/41E90990B562840B862576AF005D8003?OpenDocument »

18 Jan 2010

'Il Trovatore' casts show convoluted plot's versatility

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/entertainment/2010825923_opera19.html »

14 Jan 2010

A Space Opera in a Proper Galaxy

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/17/arts/music/17mondo.html?ref=music&pagewanted=print »

14 Jan 2010

Immolazione, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/500277a2-012f-11df-8c54-00144feabdc0.html »

13 Jan 2010

Collection of Italian Opera Libretti Now Accessible at Harry Ransom Center

http://www.operatoday.com/content/2010/01/collection_of_i.php »

07 Jan 2010

Juliane Banse / András Schiff, Wigmore Hall, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/a532e3b2-fbab-11de-9c29-00144feab49a.html »

03 Jan 2010

Spoleto will showcase historic Dock Street Theatre

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/breaking/story/1151878.html »

03 Jan 2010

That Daring Gypsy Strikes Again, and Anew

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/02/arts/music/02carmen.html »

31 Dec 2009

ENO, our gateway to opera

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article6965237.ece?&EMC-Bltn=BGOGU1F »

30 Dec 2009

Boston Baroque to conduct itself in comedic ways

http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/music/general/view.bg?articleid=1221905 »

28 Dec 2009

Candide, Vlaamse Opera, Antwerp

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/3730cbcc-f3d1-11de-ac55-00144feab49a.html »

28 Dec 2009

Decade in review

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/28/DD6Q1B812D.DTL »

24 Dec 2009

The Maestro Was Miserable

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703478704574612031825771904.html »

18 Dec 2009

Long wait rewarded with near-perfect production

http://www.theage.com.au/news/entertainment/arts/opera-2009-highlights/2009/12/17/1260639250928.html »

18 Dec 2009

Authenticity online: British Library allows virtual browsing of original Messiah score

http://thestar.blogs.com/soundmind/2009/12/a-facsimile-of-the-original-score-of-messiah-by-george-frideric-handel-has-been-in-print-for-a-while-now-you-can-flip-thr.html »

18 Dec 2009

Medical Miracle: Opera Singer's Lost Voice Returns

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnCall/opera-singers-lost-voice-returns-devastating-diagnosis/story?id=9364014 »

11 Dec 2009

Notes of Ancient Greece in a Seldom-Seen Work

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/11/arts/music/11faure.html »

10 Dec 2009

Andrea Chénier, Paris Opera (Bastille), Paris

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/dc859ede-e5aa-11de-b5d7-00144feab49a.html »

08 Dec 2009

'Threepenny Opera' makes most of grunge factor

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/08/DD4V1AU3FP.DTL »

07 Dec 2009

Iphigénie, La Monnaie, Brussels

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d034585e-e358-11de-8d36-00144feab49a.html »

04 Dec 2009

‘The Merry Widow’: Lyric Opera staging Franz Lehar classic

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/chi-1204-lyric-merry-widowdec04,0,313070.column »

03 Dec 2009

Imaginative New Opera to Debut in New York

http://www.digitalcity.com/2009/12/03/imaginative-new-opera-to-debut-in-new-york/ »

03 Dec 2009

New Schoenberg score stolen in Hungary

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gaq9zxASUMIzEfoMUOhpixgGND-Q »

03 Dec 2009

OperaUpClose: Puccini in the pub

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/dec/03/operaupclose-puccini-pub »

30 Nov 2009

Desert songs given an extra layer of drama

http://www.smh.com.au/news/entertainment/arts/desert-songs-given-an-extra-layer-of-drama/2009/11/30/1259429335052.html »

30 Nov 2009

Vancouver Opera's Norma pleases, but takes no risks

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/vancouver-operas-norma-pleases-but-takes-no-risks/article1382168/ »

29 Nov 2009

Cecilia Bartoli, The Tsarina's Slippers, Swanhunter, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/nov/29/cecilia-bartoli-tsarinas-slippers-swanhunter »

27 Nov 2009

A beer at the opera with Falstaff

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/tomserviceblog/2009/nov/27/beer-verdi-falstaff »

26 Nov 2009

Le Balcon, Grand Theatre, Bordeaux

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c88293ba-dab0-11de-933d-00144feabdc0.html?nclick_check=1 »

25 Nov 2009

Swan Song of Offenbach, the Outsider

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/29/arts/music/29tales.html »

24 Nov 2009

Two by Philip Glass

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704779704574553644146027258.html »

22 Nov 2009

Elisabeth Söderström

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/music-obituaries/6629452/Elisabeth-Soderstrom.html »

22 Nov 2009

The Tsarina’s Slippers, Royal Opera House, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/30a87f82-d77c-11de-b578-00144feabdc0.html »

15 Nov 2009

John Adams is feeling festive

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-ca-john-adams15-2009nov15,0,224344.story »

14 Nov 2009

Two Debuts, Overdue and Overwhelming

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/14/arts/music/14dead.html »

13 Nov 2009

You want to know what's wrong with the Met?

http://www.scena.org/columns/lebrecht/091113-NL-MET.html »

11 Nov 2009

City Opera's Comeback

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704402404574527573397165480.html »

11 Nov 2009

Baritone Nathan Gunn excels in American repertoire in Cleveland recital

http://www.cleveland.com/musicdance/index.ssf/2009/11/post_13.html »

10 Nov 2009

Stunning portrayal of Verdi’s tale of love and tragedy

http://www.bristol247.com/2009/11/11/stunning-portrayal-of-verdis-tale-of-love-and-tragedy/ »

10 Nov 2009

Lover of Birds and Opera Leaves Millions to Both

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/11/arts/music/11opera.html »

10 Nov 2009

Sylvia McNair powerful in Weill-filled "Songspiel" from American Opera Theater

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/classicalmusic/2009/11/sylvia_mcnair_powerful_in_weil.html »

10 Nov 2009

Bringing Melbourne in from the operatic cold

http://www.theage.com.au/news/entertainment/arts/bringing-melbourne-in-from-the-operatic-cold/2009/11/09/1257614998370.html »

08 Nov 2009

Reborn: Neglected Work and City Opera

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/09/arts/music/09esther.html »

04 Nov 2009

The precious Hugo von Hofmannsthal

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article6902508.ece?&EMC-Bltn=XT3451F »

20 Oct 2009

Opera star Bartoli explores music of the castrati

http://www.reuters.com/article/musicNews/idUSTRE59J0UC20091020 »

19 Oct 2009

'Macbeth' toils with brain, not heart

http://www.sltrib.com/arts/ci_13590195 »

19 Oct 2009

'Death of Klinghoffer' at last

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/10/death-of-klinghoffer-at-last.html »

19 Oct 2009

German soprano Nadja Michael gives a staggering performance as Salome at S.F. Opera

http://www.mercurynews.com/entertainment/ci_13595266?source=rss »

19 Oct 2009

Casting choices spin gold in Seattle Opera's 'Traviata'

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/thearts/2010094761_traviata20.html »

16 Oct 2009

On opening night, the sounds of success fill Winspear Opera House

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/ent/stories/101609dnentattpac.3ef3f78.html »

10 Oct 2009

Dresden’s Gain is Munich’s Loss: Thielemann Signs With Staatskapelle

http://www.weta.org/fmblog/?p=817 »

10 Oct 2009

Opera Singer Fees Revealed

http://www.scena.org/blog/2009/10/opera-singer-fees-revealed.html »

09 Oct 2009

Tristan und Isolde — Christof Loy and Antonio Pappano's stark production of Wagner's opera is a haunting triumph

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article6868045.ece »

09 Oct 2009

Tristan und Isolde — Christof Loy and Antonio Pappano's stark production of Wagner's opera is a haunting triumph

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article6868045.ece »

29 Sep 2009

Opera Vivente stages Rossini's 'Cinderella'

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/bal-ae.artsscene29sep29,0,2156188.story »

29 Sep 2009

James Levine to Undergo Back Surgery, Cancels Performances

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/29/james-levine-to-undergo-back-surgery-cancels-performances/?hp »

27 Sep 2009

'Siegfried' at Los Angeles Opera

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/09/siegfried-at-los-angeles-opera-.html »

22 Sep 2009

The Met's Twist on 'Tosca'? It's the Audience That Gets the Knife.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/22/AR2009092200045.html?hpid=moreheadlines »

13 Sep 2009

The Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/97771b66-a076-11de-b9ef-00144feabdc0.html »

13 Sep 2009

Technology changes the face of productions

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-ca-techno13-2009sep13,0,7151605.story »

12 Sep 2009

'Il Trovatore' by the San Francisco Opera

http://www.mercurynews.com/arts/ci_13326384 »

11 Sep 2009

Mid-19th-Century Tale With Oedipal Plot Twist

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/12/arts/music/12emmeline.html »

11 Sep 2009

Linda di Chamounix, Royal Opera House

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/a1e6ce92-9e1f-11de-b0aa-00144feabdc0.html »

07 Sep 2009

To aria is human, to tweet divine

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/691807 »

07 Sep 2009

Actus Tragicus, review

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/opera/6149883/Actus-Tragicus-review.html »

07 Sep 2009

Rusalka, Norwegian National Opera, Oslo

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/48548fb2-9ba0-11de-b214-00144feabdc0.html »

06 Sep 2009

Actus tragicus at the Festival Theatre

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/specials/edinburgh/article6823818.ece »

05 Sep 2009

Musicologist says he has found 'Elise'

http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/2009/09/05/Musicologist-says-he-has-found-Elise/UPI-96471252208588/ »

20 Aug 2009

Soprano Acclaimed for Wagner Roles

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/19/AR2009081903913.html »

20 Aug 2009

Siegfried/Götterdämmerung, Seattle Opera

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/110684fa-8c11-11de-b14f-00144feabdc0.html »

10 Aug 2009

Opera being composed on Twitter

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/arts_and_culture/8193917.stm »

05 Aug 2009

Undeniable Influence

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204619004574320190510992778.html »

03 Aug 2009

Conjuring Mozart Themes and Sighs

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/03/arts/music/03gardner.html »

30 Jul 2009

Gergiev's Covent Garden Ring is a primary school travesty, so I walked out

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/damianthompson/100001908/gergievs-covent-garden-ring-is-a-primary-school-travesty-so-i-walked-out/ »

30 Jul 2009

Wo gibt's hier Spaghetti?

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/kultur/906/482369/text/ »

29 Jul 2009

'L'Amico Fritz' stirs emotions

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/07/28/DDOB18VPJ0.DTL »

28 Jul 2009

Kát’a Kabanová at Holland Park

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article6729115.ece »

25 Jul 2009

Jedermanns Theater

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/kultur/403/481870/text/ »

23 Jul 2009

Munich opera director says public taste is always behind the times

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,4512659,00.html »

16 Jul 2009

Letter from Munich: Trouble in Tahiti

http://www.scena.org/blog/2009/07/letter-from-munich-trouble-in-tahiti.html »

13 Jul 2009

Korn/Ferry Sponsorship Pullout Shakes Holland Park: Interview

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aXW7yhWyxbLY# »

13 Jul 2009

Down on a Virginia Farm, a New Festival of Music

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/14/arts/music/14beggar.html »

13 Jul 2009

SF Opera celebrates beginning new era with incoming music director Nicola Luisotti

http://www.examiner.com/x-2366-SF-Opera-Examiner~y2009m7d13-SF-Opera-celebrates-beginning-new-era-with-incoming-music-director-Nicola-Luisotti »

13 Jul 2009

The Diva Has Issues

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/13/arts/music/13rufus.html?hpw »

11 Jul 2009

The Royal Opera's 2008-9 season ends in a blaze of glory with Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Puccini's Tosca

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/opera/5796134/Il-Barbiere-di-Siviglia-Tosca-review.html »

10 Jul 2009

Bright lights among the shades — The passion of Orpheus pervades a historic Aldeburgh Festival

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article6682456.ece »