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David McVicar's Rigoletto returns to the ROH

This was a rather disconcerting performance of David McVicar’s 2001 production of Rigoletto. Not only because of the portentous murkiness with which Paule Constable’s lighting shrouds designer Michael Vale’s ramshackle scaffolding; nor, the fact that stage and pit frequently seemed to be tugging in different directions. But also, because some of the cast seemed rather out of sorts.

Verdi Otello, Bergen - Stuart Skelton, Latonia Moore, Lester Lynch

Verdi Otello livestream from Norway with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Edward Garner with a superb cast, led by Stuart Skelton, Latonia Moore, and Lester Lynch and a good cast, with four choirs, the Bergen Philharmonic Chorus, the Edvard Grieg Kor, Collegiûm Mûsicûm Kor, the Bergen pikekor and Bergen guttekor (Children’s Choruses) with chorus master Håkon Matti Skrede. The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1765, just a few years after the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra : Scandinavian musical culture has very strong roots, and is thriving still. Tucked away in the far north, Bergen may be a hidden treasure, but, as this performance proved, it's world class.

French orientalism : songs and arias, Sabine Devieilhe

Mirages : visions of the exotic East, a selection of French opera arias and songs from Sabine Devieilhe, with Alexandre Tharaud and Les Siècles conducted by François-Xavier Roth, new from Erato

Temple Winter Festival: the Gesualdo Six

‘Gaudete, gaudete!’ - Rejoice, rejoice! - was certainly the underlying spirit of this lunchtime concert at Temple Church, part of the 5th Temple Winter Festival. Whether it was vigorous joy or peaceful contemplation, the Gesualdo Six communicate a reassuring and affirmative celebration of Christ’s birth in a concert which fused medieval and modern concerns, illuminating surprising affinities.

Mark Padmore and Mitsuko Uchida at the Wigmore Hall

The journey is always the same, and never the same. As Ian Bostridge remarks, at the end of his prize-winning book Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession, when the wanderer asks Der Leiermann, “Will you play your hurdy-gurdy to my songs?”, in the final song of Winterreise, the ‘crazy but logical procedure would be to go right back to the beginning of the whole cycle and start all over again’.

Turandot in San Francisco

San Francisco Opera wrapped up its 95th fall opera season just now with a bang up Turandot. It has been a season of hopeful hints that this venerable company may regain some of its former luster.

Daniel Michieletto's Cav and Pag returns to Covent Garden

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

Manitoba Opera: Madama Butterfly

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

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

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

Girls of the Golden West in San Francisco

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

DiDonato is superb in Semiramide at Covent Garden

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

Hans Werner Henze Choral Music

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

Philippe Jaroussky and Ensemble Artaserse at the Wigmore Hall

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

La Rondine Takes Flight in San Jose

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

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

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

Clonter Opera Gala

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

Étienne-Nicolas Méhul: Uthal

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

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

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

A New Die Walküre at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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

As One a Haunting Success in San Diego

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


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10 May 2010

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

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10 May 2010

Juan Diego Flórez, Barbican, London

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07 May 2010

In a Laboratory, Turning Traditional Notions of Opera Upside Down

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27 Apr 2010

Smut and loathing in Powder Her Face

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26 Apr 2010

New ‘Figaro’ sparkling, beautiful

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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 »