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Enchanting Tales at L A Opera

On March 24, 2017, Los Angeles Opera revived its co-production of Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann which has also been seen at the Mariinsky Opera in Leningrad and the Washington National Opera in the District of Columbia.

Ermonela Jaho in a stunning Butterfly at Covent Garden

Ermonela Jaho is fast becoming a favourite of Covent Garden audiences, following her acclaimed appearances in the House as Mimì, Manon and Suor Angelica, and on the evidence of this terrific performance as Puccini’s Japanese ingénue, Cio-Cio-San, it’s easy to understand why. Taking the title role in the first of two casts for this fifth revival of Moshe Leiser’s and Patrice Caurier’s 2003 production of Madame Butterfly, Jaho was every inch the love-sick 15-year-old: innocent, fresh, vulnerable, her hope unfaltering, her heart unwavering.

Brave but flawed world premiere: Fortress Europe in Amsterdam

Calliope Tsoupaki’s latest opera, Fortress Europe, premiered as spring began taming the winter storms in the Mediterranean.

New Sussex Opera: A Village Romeo and Juliet

To celebrate its 40th anniversary New Sussex Opera has set itself the challenge of bringing together the six scenes - sometimes described as six discrete ‘tone poems’ - which form Delius’s A Village Romeo and Juliet into a coherent musico-dramatic narrative.

Cast announced for Bampton Classical Opera's 2017 production of Salieri's The School of Jealousy

Following highly successful UK premières of Salieri’s Falstaff (in 2003) and Trofonio’s Cave (2015), this summer Bampton Classical Opera will present the first UK performances since the late 18th century of arguably his most popular success: the bitter comedy of marital feuding, The School of Jealousy (La scuola de’ gelosi). The production will be designed and directed by Jeremy Gray and conducted by Anthony Kraus from Opera North. The English translation will be by Gilly French and Jeremy Gray. The cast includes Nathalie Chalkley (soprano), Thomas Herford (tenor) and five singers making their Bampton débuts:, Rhiannon Llewellyn (soprano), Kate Howden (mezzo-soprano), Alessandro Fisher (tenor), Matthew Sprange (baritone) and Samuel Pantcheff (baritone). Alessandro was the joint winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Competition 2016.

La voix humaine: Opera Holland Park at the Royal Albert Hall

Reflections on former visits to Opera Holland Park usually bring to mind late evening sunshine, peacocks, Japanese gardens, the occasional chilly gust in the pavilion and an overriding summer optimism, not to mention committed performances and strong musical and dramatic values.

London Handel Festival: Handel's Faramondo at the RCM

Written at a time when both his theatrical business and physical health were in a bad way, Handel’s Faramondo was premiered at the King’s Theatre in January 1738, fared badly and sank rapidly into obscurity where it languished until the late-twentieth century.

Brahms A German Requiem, Fabio Luisi, Barbican London

Fabio Luisi conducted the London Symphony Orchestra in Brahms A German Requiem op 45 and Schubert, Symphony no 8 in B minor D759 ("Unfinished").at the Barbican Hall, London.

Káťa Kabanová in its Seattle début

The atmosphere was a bit electric on February 25 for the opening night of Leoš Janàček’s 1921 domestic tragedy, and not entirely in a good way.

Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition 2017

Applications are now open for the Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition 2017. 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.

Festival Mémoires in Lyon

Each March France's splendid Opéra de Lyon mounts a cycle of operas that speak to a chosen theme. Just now the theme is Mémoires -- mythic productions of famed, now dead, late 20th century stage directors. These directors are Klaus Michael Grüber (1941-2008), Ruth Berghaus (1927-1996), and Heiner Müller (1929-1995).

Handel's Partenope: surrealism and sensuality at English National Opera

Handel’s Partenope (1730), written for his first season at the King’s Theatre, is a paradox: an anti-heroic opera seria. It recounts a fictional historic episode with a healthy dose of buffa humour as heroism is held up to ridicule. Musicologist Edward Dent suggested that there was something Shakespearean about Partenope - and with its complex (nonsensical?) inter-relationships, cross-dressing disguises and concluding double-wedding it certainly has a touch of Twelfth Night about it. But, while the ‘plot’ may seem inconsequential or superficial, Handel’s music, as ever, probes the profundities of human nature.

Christoph Prégardien and Julius Drake at the Wigmore Hall

The latest instalment of Wigmore Hall’s ambitious two-year project, ‘Schubert: The Complete Songs’, was presented by German tenor Christoph Prégardien and pianist Julius Drake.

La Tragédie de Carmen at San Diego

On March 10, 2017, San Diego Opera presented an unusual version of Georges Bizet’s Carmen called La Tragédie de Carmen (The Tragedy of Carmen).

Kasper Holten's farewell production at the ROH: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

For his farewell production as director of opera at the Royal Opera House, Kasper Holten has chosen Wagner’s only ‘comedy’, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: an opera about the very medium in which it is written.

AZ Musicfest Presents Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci

The dramatic strength that Stage Director Michael Scarola drew from his Pagliacci cast was absolutely amazing. He gave us a sizzling rendition of the libretto, pointing out every bit of foreshadowing built into the plot.

English Touring Opera Spring 2017: a lesson in Patience

A skewering of the preening pretentiousness of the Pre-Raphaelites and Aesthetes of the late-nineteenth century, Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1881 operetta Patience outlives the fashion that fashioned it, and makes mincemeat of mincing dandies and divas, of whatever period, who value style over substance, art over life.

Tara Erraught: mezzo and clarinet in partnership at the Wigmore Hall

Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught demonstrated a relaxed, easy manner and obvious enjoyment of both the music itself and its communication to the audience during this varied Rosenblatt Series concert at the Wigmore Hall. Erraught and her musical partners for the evening - clarinettist Ulrich Pluta and pianist James Baillieu - were equally adept at capturing both the fresh lyricism of the exchanges between voice and clarinet in the concert arias of the first half of the programme and clinching precise dramatic moods and moments in the operatic arias that followed the interval.

Opera Across the Waves

This Sunday the Metropolitan Opera will feature as part of the BBC Radio 3 documentary, Opera Across the Waves, in which critic and academic Flora Willson explores how opera is engaging new audiences. The 45-minute programme explores the roots of global opera broadcasting and how in particular, New York’s Metropolitan Opera became one of the most iconic and powerful producers of opera.

Premiere: Riders of the Purple Sage

On February 25, 2017, in Tucson and on the following March 3 in Phoenix, Arizona Opera presented its first world premiere, Craig Bohmler and Steven Mark Kohn’s Riders of the Purple Sage.


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How many singers does it take to make an opera? There are single-role operas - Schönberg’s Erwartung (1924) and Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies (1969) spring immediately to mind - and there are operas that just require a pair of performers, such as Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart i Salieri (1897) or How many singers does it take to make an opera? There are single-role operas - Schönberg’s Erwartung (1924) and Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies (1969) spring immediately to mind - and there are operas that just require a pair of performers, such as Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart i Salieri (1897) or The Telephone by Menotti (1947). The Telephone by Menotti (1947).  »

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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

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

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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 »