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Prom 54 - Mozart's Last Year with the Budapest Festival Orchestra

The mysteries and myths surrounding Mozart’s Requiem Mass - left unfinished at his death and completed by his pupil, Franz Xaver Süssmayr - abide, reinvigorated and prolonged by Peter Shaffer’s play Amadeus as directed on film by Miloš Forman. The origins of the work’s commission and composition remain unknown but in our collective cultural and musical consciousness the Requiem has come to assume an autobiographical role: as if Mozart was composing a mass for his own presaged death.

High Voltage Tosca in Cologne

I saw two operas consecutively at Oper Koln. First, the utterly bewildering Lucia di Lammermoor; then Thilo Reinhardt’s thrilling Tosca. His staging was pure operatic joy with some Hitchcockian provocations.

Haitink at the Lucerne Festival

Bernard Haitink’s monumental Bruckner and Mahler performances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO) got me hooked on classical music. His legendary performance of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 in C-minor, where in the Finale loosened plaster fell from the Concertgebouw ceiling, is still recounted in Amsterdam.

BBC Prom 45 - Janáček: The Makropulos Affair

Karita Mattila was born to sing Emilia Marty, the diva around whom revolves Leoš Janáček's The Makropulos Affair (Věc Makropulos). At Prom 45, she shone all the more because she was conducted by Jirí Belohlávek and performed alongside a superb cast from the National Theatre, Prague, probably the finest and most idiomatic exponents of this repertoire.

Two Tales of Offenbach: Opera della Luna at Wilton's Music Hall

‘Two outrageous operas in one crazy evening,’ reads the bill. Hyperbole? Certainly not when the operas are two of Jacques Offenbach’s more off-the-wall bouffoneries and when the company is Opera della Luna whose artistic director, Jeff Clarke, is blessed with the comic imagination and theatrical nous to turn even the most vacuous trivia into a sharp and sassy riotous romp.

Britten Untamed! Glyndebourne: A Midsummer Night's Dream

This performance of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Glyndebourne was so good that it was the highlight of the whole season, making the term ‘revival’ utterly irrelevant. Jakub Hrůša is always stimulating, but on this occasion, his conducting was so inspired that I found myself closing my eyes in order to concentrate on what he revealed in Britten's quirky but brilliant score. Eyes closed in this famous production by Peter Hall, first seen in 1981?

Salzburg encores

A staged piano recital and an opera as a concert.  Pianist András Schiff accompanied the Salzburg Marionette Theater at the Mozarteum Grosser Saal and Anna Netrebko sang Manon Lescaut at the Grosses Festspielhaus.

Leah Crocetto at Santa Fe

On August 4, 2016, soprano Leah Crocetto and accompanist Tamara Sanikidze gave a recital at the Scottish Rite Center in Santa Fe New Mexico. A winner of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions and the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Contest, this year Crocetto was singing Donna Anna in Santa Fe Opera’s excellent Don Giovanni.

Angela Meade at Sante Fe

On July 31, 2016, against the ethereal beauty of the main hall in the Scottish Rite Center, soprano Angela Meade and pianist Joe Illick gave a recital offering both opera and art songs ranging in origin from early nineteenth century Europe to mid twentieth century America. Many in the audience probably remembered Meade’s recent excellent portrayal of Norma at Los Angeles Opera.

Turco in Italia in Pesaro

When more is definitely more, and less would indeed be less. Two of the biggest names in Italian theater art collide in an eponymous theater.

Proms Chamber Music 5: Shakespeare at 400

It was the fifth Proms Chamber Music concert at Cadogan Hall this season, and we were celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th. And, given the extent and range of the composers and artists, and the diversity and profundity of the musical achievement inspired by the Bard, we could probably keep celebrating in this fashion ad infinitum.

La donna del lago in Pesaro

Each August the bleak and leaky, 12,000 seat Arena Adriatica (home of the famed Pesaro basketball team) magically transforms itself into an improvised opera house that boasts the ultimate in opera chic — exemplary Rossini production standards for its now twelve hundred seats.

Proms at … Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

This highly enjoyable Prom, part of 2016’s ‘Proms at …’ mini-series, took as its guiding concept the reopening of London’s theatres following the Restoration, focusing in particular upon musical and dramatic responses to Shakespeare. Purcell, rightly, loomed large, with John Blow and Matthew Locke joining him. Receiving their Proms premieres were the excerpts from Timon of Athens and those from Locke’s The Tempest.

Santa Fe: Straussian Sweet Nothings

With all the bombast of the presidential campaigns rattling in our heads, with invectives being exchanged and measured discussion all but absent, how utterly lovely to retreat and relax into the harmonious soundscape and well-reasoned debate posed in Strauss’ Capriccio, on magnificent display at Santa Fe Opera.

Santa Fe’s Civil War Gounod

When we entered the Crosby Theatre for Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette the stage was surprisingly dominated by a somber, semi-circular black mausoleum, many chambers inscribed with scrambled names of US Civil War era dead.

Coolly Elegant Vanessa in the Desert

Molten passions were seething just below the icy Nordic exterior of Santa Fe Opera’s wholly masterful production of Barber’s Vanessa.

Le Comte Ory, Seattle

Farce is probably the most difficult of dramatic comedy sub-genres to put across. A farce got up in the stately robes of opera sets its presenters an even higher bar. Presenting an operatic farce on a notoriously chilly and cavernous auditorium is to risk catastrophe.

Racette’s Golden Girl in New Mexico

Fan interest began raging when Santa Fe Opera engaged venerable artist Patricia Racette to make her role debut as Minnie in Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West.

Santa Fe’s Mozart Cast Sweeps All Before It

A funny thing happened on the way to Andalusia.

Die Liebe der Danae in Salzburg

The tale of a Syrian donkey driver. And, yes, the donkey stole the show! The competition was intense — the Vienna Philharmonic and the Grosses Festspielhaus in full production regalia for starters.


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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 »