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Adriana Lecouvreur Opera Holland Park

Twelve years after Opera Holland Park's first production of Francesco Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur, the opera made a welcome return.

Back to the Beginnings: Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria at Iford Opera.

The Italianate cloister setting at Iford chimes neatly with Monteverdi’s penultimate opera The Return of Ulysses, as the setting cannot but bring to mind those early days of the musical genre. The world of commercial public opera had only just dawned with the opening of the Teatro San Cassiano in Venice in 1637 and for the first time opera became open to all who could afford a ticket, rather than beholden to the patronage of generous princes. Monteverdi took full advantage of the new stage and at the age of 73 brought all his experience of more than 30 years of opera-writing since his ground-breaking L’Orfeo (what a pity we have lost all those works) to the creation of two of his greatest pieces, Ulysses and then his final masterpiece, Poppea.

Schoenberg : Moses und Aron, Welsh National Opera, London

Once again, we find ourselves thanking an unrepresentable being for Welsh National Opera’s commitment to its mission. It is a sad state of affairs when a season that includes both Boulevard Solitude and Moses und Aron is considered exceptional, but it is - and is all the more so when one contrasts such seriousness of purpose with the endless revivals of La traviata which, Die Frau ohne Schatten notwithstanding, seem to occupy so much of the Royal Opera’s effort. That said, if the Royal Opera has not undertaken what would be only its second ever staging of Schoenberg’s masterpiece - the first and last was in 1965, long before most of us were born! - then at least it has engaged in a very welcome ‘WNO at the Royal Opera House’ relationship, in which we in London shall have the opportunity to see some of the fruits of the more adventurous company’s endeavours.

Rossini is Alive and Well and Living in Iowa

If you don’t have the means to get to the Rossini festival in Pesaro, you would do just as well to come to Indianola, Iowa, where Des Moines Metro Opera festival has devised a heady production of Le Comte Ory that is as long on belly laughs as it is on musical fireworks.

Gergiev : Janáček Glagolitic Mass, BBC Proms

Composed during just a few weeks of the summer of 1926, Janáček’s Slavonic-text Glagolitic Mass was first performed in Brno in December 1927. During the rehearsals for the premiere - just 3 for the orchestra and one 3-hour rehearsal for the whole ensemble - the composer made many changes, and such alterations continued so that by the time of the only other performance during Janáček’s lifetime, in Prague in April 1928, many of the instrumental (especially brass) lines had been doubled, complex rhythmic patterns had been ‘ironed-out’ (the Kyrie was originally in 5/4 time), a passage for 3 off-stage clarinets had been cut along with music for 3 sets of pedal timpani, and choral passages were also excised.

Donizetti and Mozart, Jette Parker Young Artists Royal Opera House, London

With the conclusion of the ROH 2013-14 season on Saturday evening - John Copley’s 40-year old production of La Bohème bringing down the summer curtain - the sun pouring through the gleaming windows of the Floral Hall was a welcome invitation to enjoy a final treat. The Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Showcase offered singers whom we have admired in minor and supporting roles during the past year the opportunity to step into the spotlight.

Glyndebourne's Strauss Der Rosenkavalier, BBC Proms

Many words have already been spent - not all of them on musical matters - on Richard Jones’s Glyndebourne production of Der Rosenkavalier, which last night was transported to the Royal Albert Hall. This was the first time at the Proms that Richard Strauss’s most popular opera had been heard in its entirety and, despite losing two of its principals in transit from Sussex to SW1, this semi-staged performance offered little to fault and much to admire.

Il turco in Italia at the Aix Festival

Twenty years ago stage director Christopher Alden introduced Rossini’s then forgotten comedy to Southern California audiences in a production that is still remembered. In Aix Alden has revisited this complex work that many critics now consider Rossini’s greatest comedy.

First Night of the BBC Proms : Elgar The Kingdom

The BBC Proms 2014 season began with Sir Edward Elgars The Kingdom (1903-6). It was a good start to the season,which commemorates the start of the First World War. From that perspective Sir Andrew Davis's The Kingdom moved me deeply.

Le nozze di Figaro, Munich

One is unlikely to come across a cast of Figaro principals much better than this today, and the virtues of this performance indeed proved to be primarily vocal.

Winterreise and Trauernacht at the Aix Festival

That’s A Winter’s Journey and A Night of Mourning for metteurs-en-scène William Kentridge (South Africa) and Katie Mitchell (Great Britain), completing the clean sweep of English language stage directors for the Aix Festival productions this year.

James Gilchrist at Wigmore Hall

Assured elegance, care and thoughtfulness characterised tenor James Gilchrist’s performance of Schubert’s Schwanengesang at the Wigmore Hall, the cycles’ two poets framing a compelling interpretation of Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte.

Music for a While: Improvisations on Henry Purcell

‘Music for a while shall all your cares beguile.’ Dryden’s words have never seemed as apt as at the conclusion of this wonderful sequence of improvisations on Purcell’s songs and arias, interspersed with instrumental chaconnes and toccatas, by L’Arpeggiata.

Nabucco at Orange

The acoustic of the gigantic Théâtre Antique Romain at Orange cannot but astonish its nine thousand spectators, the nearly one hundred meter breadth of the its proscenium inspires awe. There was excited anticipation for this performance of Verdi’s first masterpiece.

Richard Strauss: Notturno

Richard Strauss may be most closely associated with the soprano voice but this recording of a selection of the composer’s lieder by baritone Thomas Hampson is a welcome reminder that the rapt lyricism of Strauss’s settings can be rendered with equal beauty and character by the low male voice.

Saint Louis: A Hit is a Hit is a Hit

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has once again staked claim to being the summer festival “of choice” in the US, not least of all for having mounted another superlative world premiere.

La Flûte Enchantée (2e Acte)
at the Aix Festival

In past years the operas of the Aix Festival that took place in the Grand Théâtre de Provence began at 8 pm. The Magic Flute began at 7 pm, or would have had not the infamous intermittents (seasonal theatrical employees) demanded to speak to the audience.

Ariodante at the Aix Festival

High drama in Aix. Three scenarios in conflict — those of G.F. Handel, Richard Jones and the intermittents (disgruntled seasonal theatrical employees). Make that four — mother nature.

Lucy Crowe, Wigmore Hall

The programme declared that ‘music, water and night’ was the connecting thread running through this diverse collection of songs, performed by soprano Lucy Crowe and pianist Anna Tilbrook, but in fact there was little need to seek a unifying element for these eclectic works allowed Crowe to demonstrate her expressive range — and offered the audience the opportunity to hear some interesting rarities.

The Turn of the Screw, Holland Park

‘Only make the reader’s general vision of evil intense enough … and his own experience, his own imagination, his own sympathy … will supply him quite sufficiently with all the particulars.


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25 Jan 2010

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24 Jan 2010

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22 Jan 2010

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21 Jan 2010

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21 Jan 2010

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20 Jan 2010

Norma, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris

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19 Jan 2010

For Verdi, Masquerading as a Baritone

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19 Jan 2010

Simon Boccanegra, Metropolitan Opera, New York

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18 Jan 2010

La Boheme at the Grand, Leeds

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18 Jan 2010

Henze weekend, Barbican, London

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18 Jan 2010

Winter Opera focuses on singing in 'Werther'

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18 Jan 2010

'Il Trovatore' casts show convoluted plot's versatility

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14 Jan 2010

A Space Opera in a Proper Galaxy

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14 Jan 2010

Immolazione, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome

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13 Jan 2010

Collection of Italian Opera Libretti Now Accessible at Harry Ransom Center

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07 Jan 2010

Juliane Banse / András Schiff, Wigmore Hall, London

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03 Jan 2010

Spoleto will showcase historic Dock Street Theatre

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03 Jan 2010

That Daring Gypsy Strikes Again, and Anew

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31 Dec 2009

ENO, our gateway to opera

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30 Dec 2009

Boston Baroque to conduct itself in comedic ways

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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

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18 Dec 2009

Long wait rewarded with near-perfect production

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18 Dec 2009

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

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18 Dec 2009

Medical Miracle: Opera Singer's Lost Voice Returns

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11 Dec 2009

Notes of Ancient Greece in a Seldom-Seen Work

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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

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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

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03 Dec 2009

OperaUpClose: Puccini in the pub

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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

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29 Nov 2009

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

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27 Nov 2009

A beer at the opera with Falstaff

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26 Nov 2009

Le Balcon, Grand Theatre, Bordeaux

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25 Nov 2009

Swan Song of Offenbach, the Outsider

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24 Nov 2009

Two by Philip Glass

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22 Nov 2009

Elisabeth Söderström

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22 Nov 2009

The Tsarina’s Slippers, Royal Opera House, London

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15 Nov 2009

John Adams is feeling festive

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14 Nov 2009

Two Debuts, Overdue and Overwhelming

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13 Nov 2009

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11 Nov 2009

City Opera's Comeback

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11 Nov 2009

Baritone Nathan Gunn excels in American repertoire in Cleveland recital

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10 Nov 2009

Stunning portrayal of Verdi’s tale of love and tragedy

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10 Nov 2009

Lover of Birds and Opera Leaves Millions to Both

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10 Nov 2009

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

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10 Nov 2009

Bringing Melbourne in from the operatic cold

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08 Nov 2009

Reborn: Neglected Work and City Opera

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04 Nov 2009

The precious Hugo von Hofmannsthal

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20 Oct 2009

Opera star Bartoli explores music of the castrati

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19 Oct 2009

'Macbeth' toils with brain, not heart

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19 Oct 2009

'Death of Klinghoffer' at last

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19 Oct 2009

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

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19 Oct 2009

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

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16 Oct 2009

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

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10 Oct 2009

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

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10 Oct 2009

Opera Singer Fees Revealed

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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'

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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 »

09 Jul 2009

Mortier Leaves Paris With an Ending That’s a Beginning

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/09/arts/music/09bastille.html?scp=3&sq=&st=nyt »

09 Jul 2009

Soprano Upshaw muse to composer

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20090709/ENT07/907090331/1025/ENT/Soprano+Upshaw+muse+to+composer »

09 Jul 2009

An Acrobatic Approach to a Ruminative Tale of Love

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/09/arts/music/09amour.html?hpw »

09 Jul 2009

"American Idols" of opera, SFO's Heidi Melton and Leah Crocetto, win big bucks $75,000

http://www.examiner.com/x-2366-SF-Opera-Examiner~y2009m7d8-American-Idol-of-opera-SFOs-Heidi-Melton-wins-25000-Leah-Crocetto-wins-50000 »

07 Jul 2009

In Performance: Bach Festival opens

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-classical-beat/2009/07/in_performance_bach_festival_o.html »

07 Jul 2009

Opera Maverick Makes Small Festival a Top Draw

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/08/arts/08iht-loomis8.html?ref=arts »

07 Jul 2009

Coming Up Big in a Tiny Space — The Castleton Festival Stages 'Turn of the Screw'

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/05/AR2009070502601.html?hpid=artsliving »

07 Jul 2009

Dessay takes on Verdi's Violetta for 1st time

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iqHbybuoZmj7Iqv1ItcZbD82ExpQD9991Q980 »

07 Jul 2009

Opera has a crush on Handel

http://www.denverpost.com/entertainment_old/ci_12743851 »

07 Jul 2009

From Ravinia to L.A., Conlon lives his rich musical life to the fullest

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/chi-0705-conlonjul05,0,5747902.column »

25 Jun 2009

The Lowry strikes not of discord over Royal Opera House in Manchester Lowry Centre

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article6571871.ece »

25 Jun 2009

Aspen Music Festival goes back in time

http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20090625/NEWS/906249960/1060 »

25 Jun 2009

Resignations, ENO Model, Might Save City Opera: Norman Lebrecht

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

21 Jun 2009

John McCarthy: Charismatic choral conductor and arranger

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/john-mccarthy-charismatic-choral-conductor-and-arranger-1712389.html »

21 Jun 2009

Wagner's great-granddaughter to probe composer's family links with Hitler and the Nazis

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1194536/Wagners-great-granddaughter-probe-composers-family-links-Hitler-Nazis.html »

21 Jun 2009

'Ghosts of Versailles' an entertaining evening

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/entertainment/reviews.nsf/stage/story/80A62C6B9AD75BB9862575D9006EA789?OpenDocument »

16 Jun 2009

Vu et entendu : Carmen à l’Opéra-Comique

http://www.diapasonmag.fr/news.php?id=351 »

16 Jun 2009

A classic confection that's near perfection

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/48074807.html?elr=KArks:DCiU1OiP:DiiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU »

15 Jun 2009

Anna Netrebko returns to S.F. in 'La Traviata'

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/06/15/DDTC1873M1.DTL »

15 Jun 2009

AOP & Opera On Tap Present 2nd Part Of Opera Grows In Brooklyn Series 7/11

http://broadwayworld.com/printcolumn.cfm?id=56459 »

15 Jun 2009

Anna Netrebko - an opera superstar but no diva

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/06/12/LVAK182A57.DTL »

15 Jun 2009

Kiri Te Kanawa emerges with a song in her heart

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-ca-kiri14-2009jun14,0,4349627.story »

15 Jun 2009

Goddesses Have Their Moment in Boston

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/13/arts/music/13poppea.html?ref=arts »

15 Jun 2009

G&S’ ‘Iolanthe’ offers old fun, new relevance

http://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/GS-Iolanthe-offers-old-fun-new-relevance-47884772.html »

11 Jun 2009

Ein Buh für die Sterilität

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/muenchen/999/471539/text/ »

09 Jun 2009

All was right but the opera itself

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/magazine/47289637.html »

21 May 2009

New Boss in Salzburg

http://figarosi.wordpress.com/2009/05/21/new-boss-in-salzburg/ »

07 May 2009

Great Performances — Behind the Scenes

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124165009925993489.html »

29 Apr 2009

Villazón to Have Surgery, Cancels Performances

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/29/villazon-to-have-surgery-cancels-performances/ »

27 Apr 2009

Coronation revived by some great singing and a little restraint

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090427.APOPPEA27ART1617/TPStory/Entertainment »

27 Apr 2009

Glyndebourne's first ever semi-opera

http://www.crawleyobserver.co.uk/entertainment/Glyndebournes-first-ever-semiopera.5209530.jp »

27 Apr 2009

Suffering Brünnhilde, Her Betrayers and an Unexpected Hero

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/arts/music/27gott.html?ref=music »

27 Apr 2009

In Brooding Lieder, Gentleness and Drama

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/arts/music/27pape.html?ref=music »

27 Apr 2009

Opera for the Common Man

http://www.flatheadbeacon.com/articles/article/opera_for_the_common_man/9816/ »

27 Apr 2009

Lulu, Opéra de Lyon

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/1caba740-2e8d-11de-b7d3-00144feabdc0.html »

08 Apr 2009

The verdict on the 2009 Proms programme

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/classical/article6061297.ece »

08 Apr 2009

Cutting the Arts — Midlands Groups Struggle Amid Declining Support

http://www.free-times.com/index.php?cat=1992912064227409&ShowArticle_ID=11010804093742449 »

08 Apr 2009

An Opera Where Debauchery Reigns at World’s End

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/08/arts/08iht-loomis.html?ref=arts »

08 Apr 2009

Lohengrin, Staatsoper Berlin

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/7176ed16-2389-11de-996a-00144feabdc0.html »

08 Apr 2009

Vibrant soprano brings many characters to life

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20090407/ARTICLE/904071071/2073/FEATURES?Title=Vibrant-soprano-brings-many-characters-to-life »

08 Apr 2009

L’elisir d’amore, Metropolitan Opera, New York

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/87c07454-1f9f-11de-a7a5-00144feabdc0.html »

08 Apr 2009

Countertenor Brings Drama to Works by Bach and Handel

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/03/arts/music/03conc.html?ref=arts »

27 Mar 2009

The 20 best classical divas

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/classical/article5982166.ece »

27 Mar 2009

Philippe Jaroussky, Purcell Room, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/0e7902e8-1859-11de-bec8-0000779fd2ac.html »

26 Mar 2009

Kentridge's 'Return of Ulysses'

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/03/25/DDUT16MPIF.DTL »

26 Mar 2009

Lessons lie in tragedy of 'Peter Grimes'

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/bal-li.clefnotes26.1mar26,0,1319018.story »

26 Mar 2009

David Daniels fights to remove countertenor singing from the 'curiosity' category

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/chi-0326-classical-jvrmar26,0,227951.story »

26 Mar 2009

The Janácek affair

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article5972796.ece?&EMC-Bltn=KIXGEA »

26 Mar 2009

Cleveland Orchestra, Zurich Opera make a fine Marriage of Figaro'

http://www.cleveland.com/music/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/entertainment-0/123797002017990.xml&coll=2 »

26 Mar 2009

Orlando Opera faces the music: Shortfall could bring down the curtains

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orl-asec-economy-orlando-opera-032409,0,7488546.story »

26 Mar 2009

Moving performance

http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/mar/22/lz1c22opera184125-moving-performance/ »

26 Mar 2009

Vivaldi's 'Motezuma,' lost, found, restored, re-imagined

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-ca-motezuma22-2009mar22,0,6460594.story »

26 Mar 2009

Genocidal Days

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2009/mar/18/genocidal-days/ »

15 Mar 2009

Baltimore Opera Pursuing Chapter 7, Dissolution

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=31886 »

15 Mar 2009

Opera Stars Revive a Neglected Work

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/14/arts/music/00chor.html?ref=music »

09 Mar 2009

Bel canto, an escape into beauty

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article5859018.ece »

06 Mar 2009

Sir Harrison Birtwistle on the joy of music

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/5ccaa0d0-09dd-11de-add8-0000779fd2ac.html »

05 Mar 2009

A Bellini Gem in a New Zimmerman Setting

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123621190230234765.html »

03 Mar 2009

Staatsoper: „Eugen Onegin“, verzwergt

http://diepresse.com/home/kultur/klassik/459003/index.do?_vl_backlink=/home/kultur/klassik/index.do »

28 Feb 2009

Doctor Atomic at the English National Opera

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/feb/28/doctor-atomic-coliseum-john-adams »

28 Feb 2009

Endlich wird Händel wieder wie früher gespielt

http://www.welt.de/kultur/article3257471/Endlich-wird-Haendel-wieder-wie-frueher-gespielt.html »

28 Feb 2009

The compelling Dutchman

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/efd1218e-0293-11de-b58b-000077b07658.html »

28 Feb 2009

Das Rheingold, Music Center, Los Angeles

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/44dd63aa-01c6-11de-8199-000077b07658.html »

28 Feb 2009

Fidelio at Cadogan Hall

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/live_reviews/article5760108.ece »