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Don Quichotte at Chicago Lyric

A welcome addition to Lyric Opera of Chicago’s roster was its recent production of Jules Massenet’s Don Quichotte.

Written on Skin: Royal Opera House

800 years ago, every book was a precious treasure - ‘written on skin’. In George Benjamin’s and Martin Crimp’s 2012 opera, Written on Skin, modern-day archivists search for one such artefact: a legendary 12th-century illustrated vanity project, commissioned by an unnamed Protector to record and celebrate his power.

Madama Butterfly at Staatsoper im Schiller Theater

It was like a “Date Night” at Staatsoper unter den Linden with its return of Eike Gramss’ 2012 production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. While I entered the Schiller Theater, the many young couples venturing to the opera together, and emerging afterwards all lovey-dovey and moved by Puccini’s melodramatic romance, encouraged me to think more positively about the future of opera.

It’s the end of the world as we know it: Hannigan & Rattle sing of Death

For the Late Night concert after the Saturday series, fifteen Berliners backed up Barbara Hannigan in yet another adventurous collaboration on a modern rarity with Simon Rattle. I was completely unfamiliar with the French composer, but the performance tonight made me fall in love with Gérard Grisey’s sensually disintegrating soundscape Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil, or “Fours Songs to cross the Threshold”.

A Vocally Extravagant Saturday Night with Berliner Philharmoniker

One of the things I love about the Philharmonie in Berlin, is the normalcy of musical excellence week after week. Very few venues can pull off with such illuminating star wattage. Michael Schade, Anne Schwanewilms, and Barbara Hannigan performed in two concerts with two larger-than-life conductors Thielemann and Rattle. We were taken on three thrilling adventures.

Les Troyens at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s original and superbly cast production of Hector Berlioz’s Les Troyens has provided the musical public with a treasured opportunity to appreciate one of the great operatic achievements of the nineteenth century.

Merry Christmas, Stephen Leacock

The Little Opera Company opened its 21st season by championing its own, as it presented the world premiere of Winnipeg composer Neil Weisensel’s Merry Christmas, Stephen Leacock.

Bampton Classical Opera 2017

In 2015, Bampton Classical Opera’s production of Salieri’s La grotta di Trofonio - a UK premiere - received well-deserved accolades: ‘a revelation ... the music is magnificent’ (Seen and Heard International), ‘giddily exciting, propelled by wit, charm and bags of joy’ (The Spectator), ‘lively, inventive ... a joy from start to finish’ (The Oxford Times), ‘They have done Salieri proud’ (The Arts Desk) and ‘an enthusiastic performance of riotously spirited music’ (Opera Britannia) were just some of the superlative compliments festooned by the critical press.

The nature of narropera?

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).

A Christmas Festival: La Nuova Musica at St John's Smith Square

Now in its 31st year, the 2016 Christmas Festival at St John’s Smith Square has offered sixteen concerts performed by diverse ensembles, among them: the choirs of King’s College, London and Merton College, Oxford; Christchurch Cathedral Choir, Oxford; The Gesualdo Six; The Cardinall’s Musick; The Tallis Scholars; the choirs of Trinity College and Clare College, Cambridge; Tenebrae; Polyphony and the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightment.

Fleming's Farewell to London: Der Rosenkavalier at the ROH

As 2016 draws to a close, we stand on the cusp of a post-Europe, pre-Trump world. Perhaps we will look back on current times with the nostalgic romanticism of Richard Strauss’s 1911 paean to past glories, comforts and certainties: Der Rosenkavalier.

Loft Opera’s Macbeth: Go for the Singing, Not the Experience

Ah, Loft Opera. It’s part of the experience to wander down many dark streets, confused and lost, in a part of Brooklyn you’ve never been. It is that exclusive—you can’t even find the performance!

A clipped Walküre in Amsterdam

Let’s start by getting a couple of gripes out of the way. First, the final act of Die Walküre does not constitute a full-length concert, even with a distinguished cast and orchestra, and with animated drawings fluttering on a giant screen.

A Leonard Bernstein Delight

When you combine two charismatic New York stage divas with the artistry of Los Angeles Opera, you have a mix that explodes into singing, dancing and an evening of superb entertainment.

An English Winter Journey

Roderick Williams’ and Julius Drake’s English Winter Journey seems such a perfect concept that one wonders why no one had previously thought of compiling a sequence of 24 songs by English composers to mirror, complement and discourse with Schubert’s song-cycle of love and loss.

History Repeating Itself: Prokofiev’s Semyon Kotko, Amsterdam Concertgebouw

A historical afternoon at the NTR Saturday Matinee occurred with an epic concert version of Prokofiev’s Soviet Opera Semyon Kotko.

L’amour de loin at the Metropolitan Opera

Opening night at the Metropolitan is a gleeful occasion even when the composer is long gone, but December 1st was an opening for a living composer who has been making waves around the world and is, gasp, a woman — the second woman composer ever to have an opera presented at the Met.

Battles administration neglects FLO’s assets by defunding the program

The college administration and President Denise Battles’ recent decision to defund the Finger Lakes Opera came as a shock to many and a concern to more. This decision reflects the administration’s blatant disregard for the arts and reveals a mindset that is counterproductive to the mission of the college.

Early Swedish opera - Stenhammer world premiere

The Feast at Solhaug : Henrik Ibsen's play Gildet paa Solhaug (1856) inspired Wilhelm Stenhammer's opera Gillet på Solhaug. The world premiere recording is now available via Sterling CD, in a 3 disc set which includes full libretto and background history.

La finta giardiniera at the Royal College of Music

For an opera that has never quite made it over the threshold into the ‘canonical’, the adolescent Mozart’s La finta giardiniera has not done badly of late for productions in the UK. In 2014, Glyndebourne presented Frederic Wake-Walker’s take on the eighteen-year-old’s dramma giocoso. Wake-Walker turned the romantic shenanigans and skirmishes into a debate on the nature of reality, in which the director tore off layers of theatrical artifice in order to answer Auden’s rhetorical question, ‘O tell me the truth about love’.


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The nature of narropera?

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

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 »