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Hans Werner Henze : Kammermusik 1958

"....In lieblicher Bläue". Landmark new recordings of Hans Werner Henze Neue Volkslieder und Hirtengesänge and Kammermusik 1958 from the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin, with Andrew Staples, Markus Weidmann, Jürgen Ruck and Daniel Harding.

Written on Skin: the Melos Sinfonia take George Benjamin's opera to St Petersburg

As I approach St Cyprian’s Church in Marylebone, musical sounds which are at once strange and sensuous surf the air. Inside I find seventy or so instrumentalists and singers nestled somewhat crowdedly between the pillars of the nave, rehearsing George Benjamin’s much praised 2012 opera, Written on Skin.

Classical Opera/The Mozartists celebrate 20 years of music-making

Classical Opera celebrated 20 years of music-making and story-telling with a characteristically ambitious and eclectic sequence of musical works at the Barbican Hall. Themes of creation and renewal were to the fore, and after a first half comprising a variety of vocal works and short poems, ‘Classical Opera’ were succeeded by their complementary alter ego, ‘The Mozartists’, in the second part of the concert for a rousing performance of Beethoven’s Choral Symphony - a work described by Page as ‘in many ways the most iconic work in the repertoire’.

Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition 2017

Bampton Classical Opera’s third Young Singers’ Competition takes place this autumn, culminating in a public final at Holywell Music Room, Oxford on November 19. 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.

Peter Kellner announced as winner of 2018 Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera Voice Fellowship

Independent Opera (IO) was very present at the Wigmore Hall last week. On Thursday 5 October, IO announced 26 year old Slovakian bass Peter Kellner as the winner of the 2018 Wigmore Hall/IO Voice Fellowship, a two-year award of £10,000 plus professional mentoring from IO and the Wigmore Hall. A graduate of the Konzervatórium Košice Timonova and the Mozarteum University Salzburg, Peter is currently a member of Oper Graz in Austria where later this season he will sing the title role of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Colline in Puccini’s La bohème.

Back to Baroque and to the battle lines with English Touring Opera

Romeo and Juliet, Rinaldo and Armida, Ramadès and Aida: love thwarted by warring countries and families is a perennial trope of literature, myth and history. Indeed, ‘Love and war are all one,’ declared Miguel de Cervantes in Don Quixote, a sentiment which seems to be particularly exemplified by the world of baroque opera with its penchant for plundering Classical Greek and Roman myths for their extreme passions and conflicts. English Touring Opera’s 2017 autumn tour takes us back to the Baroque and back to the battle-lines.

Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Christoph Willibald von Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice opened the 2017–18 season at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Michelle DeYoung, Mahler Symphony no 3 London

The Third Coming ! Esa-Pekka Salonen conducted Mahler Symphony no 3 with the Philharmonia at the Royal Festival Hall with Michelle DeYoung, the Philharmonia Voices and the Tiffin Boys’ Choir. It was live streamed worldwide, an indication of just how important this concert was, for it marks the Philharmonia's 34-year relationship with Salonen.

King Arthur at the Barbican: a semi-opera for the 'Brexit Age'

Purcell’s and Dryden’s King Arthur: or the British Worthy presents ‘problems’ for directors. It began life as a propaganda piece, Albion and Albanius, in 1683, during the reign of Charles II, but did not appear on stage as King Arthur until 1691 when William of Orange had ascended to the British Throne to rule as William III alongside his wife Mary and the political climate had changed significantly.

Elder conducts Lohengrin

There have been dozens of capable, and more than capable, recordings of Lohengrin. Among the most-often praised are the Sawallisch/Bayreuth (1962), Kempe (1963), Solti (1985), and Abbado (1991). Recording a major Wagner opera involves heavy costs that a record company may be unable to recoup.

Anne Schwanewilms sings Schreker, Schubert, Liszt and Korngold

On a day when events in Las Vegas cast a shadow over much of the news this was not the most comfortable recital to sit through for many reasons. The chosen repertoire did, at times, feel unduly heavy - and very Germanic - but it was also unevenly sung.

The Life to Come: a new opera by Louis Mander and Stephen Fry

It began ‘with a purely obscene fancy of a Missionary in difficulties’. So E.M. Forster wrote to Siegfried Sassoon in August 1923, of his short story ‘The Life to Come’ - the title story of a collection that was not published until 1972, two years after Forster’s death.

‘Never was such advertisement for a film!’: Thomas Kemp and the OAE present a film of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier at the Oxford Lieder Festival

Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier was premiered at the Dresden Semperoper on 26th January 1911. Almost fifteen years to the day, on 10th January 1926, the theatre hosted another Rosenkavalier ‘premiere’, with the screening of a silent film version of the opera, directed by Robert Wiene - best known for his expressionistic masterpiece The Cabinet of Dr Caligari. The two-act scenario had been devised by Hugo von Hoffmansthal and the screening was accompanied by a symphony orchestra which Strauss himself conducted.

Premiere Recording: Mayr’s Telemaco nell’isola di Calipso (1797)

No sooner had I drafted my review of Simon Mayr’s Medea in Corinto,

Aida opens the season at ENO

Director Phelim McDermott’s new Aida at ENO seems to have been conceived more in terms of what it will look like rather than what the opera is or might be ‘about’. And, it certainly does look good. Designer Tom Pye - with whom McDermott worked for ENO’s Akhnaten last year (alongside his other Improbable company colleague, costume designer Kevin Pollard) - has again conjured striking tableaux and eye-catching motifs, and a colour scheme which balances sumptuous richness with shadow and mystery.

La Traviata in San Francisco

A beautifully sung Traviata in British stage director John Copley’s 1987 production, begging the question is this grand old (30 years) production the SFO mise en scène for all times.

The Judas Passion: Sally Beamish and David Harsent offer new perspectives

Was Judas a man ‘both vile and justifiably despised: an agent of the Devil, or a man who God-given task was to set in train an event that would be the salvation of Humankind’? This is the question at the heart of Sally Beamish’s The Judas Passion, commissioned jointly by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Philharmonia Baroque of San Francisco.

Choral at Cadogan: The Tallis Scholars open a new season

As The Tallis Scholars processed onto the Cadogan Hall platform, for the opening concert of this season’s Choral at Cadogan series, there were some unfamiliar faces among its ten members - or faces familiar but more usually seen in other contexts.

Stars of Lyric Opera 2017, Millennium Park, Chicago

As a prelude to the 2017-18 season Lyric Opera of Chicago presented its annual concert, Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park, during the last weekend. A number of those who performed in this event will be featured in roles during the coming season.

A Verlaine Songbook

Back in the LP days, if a singer wanted to show some sophistication, s/he sometimes put out an album of songs by famous composers set to the poems of one poet: for example, Phyllis Curtin’s much-admired 1964 disc of Debussy and Fauré songs to poems by Verlaine, with pianist Ryan Edwards (available now as a CD from VAI).


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Written on Skin: the Melos Sinfonia take George Benjamin's opera to St Petersburg

As I approach St Cyprian’s Church in Marylebone, musical sounds which are at once strange and sensuous surf the air. Inside I find seventy or so instrumentalists and singers nestled somewhat crowdedly between the pillars of the nave, rehearsing George Benjamin’s much praised 2012 opera, Written on Skin.  »

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09 Jul 2009

Mortier Leaves Paris With an Ending That’s a Beginning

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09 Jul 2009

Soprano Upshaw muse to composer

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09 Jul 2009

An Acrobatic Approach to a Ruminative Tale of Love

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09 Jul 2009

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

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07 Jul 2009

In Performance: Bach Festival opens

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07 Jul 2009

Opera Maverick Makes Small Festival a Top Draw

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07 Jul 2009

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

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07 Jul 2009

Dessay takes on Verdi's Violetta for 1st time

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07 Jul 2009

Opera has a crush on Handel

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07 Jul 2009

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

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25 Jun 2009

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

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

25 Jun 2009

Aspen Music Festival goes back in time

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25 Jun 2009

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

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

21 Jun 2009

John McCarthy: Charismatic choral conductor and arranger

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

21 Jun 2009

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

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

21 Jun 2009

'Ghosts of Versailles' an entertaining evening

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

16 Jun 2009

Vu et entendu : Carmen à l’Opéra-Comique

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16 Jun 2009

A classic confection that's near perfection

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15 Jun 2009

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

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

15 Jun 2009

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

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

15 Jun 2009

Anna Netrebko - an opera superstar but no diva

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

15 Jun 2009

Kiri Te Kanawa emerges with a song in her heart

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

15 Jun 2009

Goddesses Have Their Moment in Boston

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

15 Jun 2009

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

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

11 Jun 2009

Ein Buh für die Sterilität

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

09 Jun 2009

All was right but the opera itself

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

21 May 2009

New Boss in Salzburg

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

07 May 2009

Great Performances — Behind the Scenes

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

29 Apr 2009

Villazón to Have Surgery, Cancels Performances

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

27 Apr 2009

Coronation revived by some great singing and a little restraint

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

27 Apr 2009

Glyndebourne's first ever semi-opera

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

27 Apr 2009

Suffering Brünnhilde, Her Betrayers and an Unexpected Hero

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

27 Apr 2009

In Brooding Lieder, Gentleness and Drama

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

27 Apr 2009

Opera for the Common Man

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

27 Apr 2009

Lulu, Opéra de Lyon

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

08 Apr 2009

The verdict on the 2009 Proms programme

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

08 Apr 2009

Cutting the Arts — Midlands Groups Struggle Amid Declining Support

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

08 Apr 2009

An Opera Where Debauchery Reigns at World’s End

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

08 Apr 2009

Lohengrin, Staatsoper Berlin

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

08 Apr 2009

Vibrant soprano brings many characters to life

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

08 Apr 2009

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

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

08 Apr 2009

Countertenor Brings Drama to Works by Bach and Handel

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

27 Mar 2009

The 20 best classical divas

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

27 Mar 2009

Philippe Jaroussky, Purcell Room, London

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

26 Mar 2009

Kentridge's 'Return of Ulysses'

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

26 Mar 2009

Lessons lie in tragedy of 'Peter Grimes'

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

26 Mar 2009

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

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

26 Mar 2009

The Janácek affair

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

26 Mar 2009

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

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

26 Mar 2009

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

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

26 Mar 2009

Moving performance

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

26 Mar 2009

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

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

26 Mar 2009

Genocidal Days

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

15 Mar 2009

Baltimore Opera Pursuing Chapter 7, Dissolution

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

15 Mar 2009

Opera Stars Revive a Neglected Work

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

09 Mar 2009

Bel canto, an escape into beauty

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

06 Mar 2009

Sir Harrison Birtwistle on the joy of music

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

05 Mar 2009

A Bellini Gem in a New Zimmerman Setting

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

03 Mar 2009

Staatsoper: „Eugen Onegin“, verzwergt

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

28 Feb 2009

Doctor Atomic at the English National Opera

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

28 Feb 2009

Endlich wird Händel wieder wie früher gespielt

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

28 Feb 2009

The compelling Dutchman

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

28 Feb 2009

Das Rheingold, Music Center, Los Angeles

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

28 Feb 2009

Fidelio at Cadogan Hall

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

16 Feb 2009

Strong 'Pagliacci' lifts uneven double bill at Lyric Opera

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/chi-0216-lyric-cavalleria-ovnfeb16,0,2215908.story »

16 Feb 2009

Blacked-out opera debuts in bar

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7892508.stm »

16 Feb 2009

From a vault in Paris: The sound of opera in 1907

http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/02/16/arts/opera.php »

16 Feb 2009

Florida Grand Opera parts ways with music director

http://www.miamiherald.com/living/story/902663.html »

16 Feb 2009

The Return of Tobias, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/classical/reviews/the-return-of-tobias-queen-elizabeth-hall-londonbrvenus-and-adonis-wiltons-music-hall-londonbrthe-nash-ensemble-wigmore-hall-london-1622133.html »

16 Feb 2009

Rigoletto, Royal Opera House, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/7b47b2b2-f85a-11dd-aae8-000077b07658.html »

09 Feb 2009

London Lyric Opera: Fidelio

http://www.musicomh.com/classical/features/llo-fidelio_0209.htm »

09 Feb 2009

A Catnip Role for a Soprano as a Tragic Actress

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/09/arts/music/09adri.html?ref=arts »

09 Feb 2009

Classical honors have an L.A. note

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-et-grammyclassical9-2009feb09,0,7825384.story »

09 Feb 2009

Crossing the Great Divide: The Diversity of Anne Sofie von Otter

http://www.playbillarts.com/features/article/7907.html »

09 Feb 2009

New staging of 'Orfeo' was too great a divide

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/printer2/index.asp?ploc=t&refer=http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/classical/399263_orfeo09q.html »

09 Feb 2009

Opera San Jose's new production of "Cosi fan tutte" is a winner

http://www.mercurynews.com/puzzles/ci_11657712 »

09 Feb 2009

At the Aspen Music Festival, recession seems just a rumor

http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_11638789 »

09 Feb 2009

Welsh National Opera's new co-production of The Marriage of Figaro

http://www.herefordtimes.com/leisure/4110368.A_marriage_made_in_heaven/ »

09 Feb 2009

The Love of Three Oranges

http://www.journal-online.co.uk/article/5368-the-love-of-three-oranges »

09 Feb 2009

Opera North to take on Puccini’s Tosca

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article5659128.ece »

09 Feb 2009

Frozen hand, chilly staging

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/e55cbbc6-f3a4-11dd-9c4b-0000779fd2ac.html »

09 Feb 2009

The Soprano: Netrebko's Star Turn

http://www.wwd.com/lifestyle-news/eye/netrebkos-star-turn-1968567?justin=1968567 »

09 Feb 2009

Werner Herzog takes opera into a whole new aria

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/opera/4540003/Werner-Herzog-takes-opera-into-a-whole-new-aria.html »

09 Feb 2009

Her Season of Puccini on Stage and on Disc

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123370509642545547.html?mod=googlenews_wsj »

29 Jan 2009

Alfie Boe searches his soul in preparation for La Boheme

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article5612918.ece »

29 Jan 2009

Lyric Opera's 'Tristan' a triumph for the shining Isolde of Deborah Voigt

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/chi-0129-tristan-lyric-ovnjan29,0,1343266.story »

29 Jan 2009

L.A. Opera announces cutbacks

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/01/la-opera-announ.html »

27 Jan 2009

Choking Princess Draws Cheers, Robber Gets Greedy: Paris Opera

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aMS4gcJltNSI&refer=muse# »

27 Jan 2009

San Francisco Opera tightens belt for 2009-10

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/26/DDNM15H191.DTL »

27 Jan 2009

OCP's '09-10 season: Cuts and cutting edge

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20090127_OCP_s__09-10_season__Cuts_and_cutting_edge.html »

27 Jan 2009

Yvonne, princesse de Bourgogne, Paris Opera (Garnier)

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/f00bdb14-ebc1-11dd-8838-0000779fd2ac.html »

26 Jan 2009

Cheap Seats — The affordable art of concertgoing.

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/musical/2009/02/02/090202crmu_music_ross »

26 Jan 2009

Double delight hits high notes on local scene

http://www.ajc.com/services/content/printedition/2009/01/26/operareview0126lv.html »

26 Jan 2009

AVA bewitches with Respighi

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/magazine/20090126_AVA_bewitches_with_Respighi.html »

26 Jan 2009

A listless 'Tosca' never catches fire

http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/jan/26/1c26opera19340-listless-tosca-never-catches-fire/?zIndex=42937 »

26 Jan 2009

Singer Storms Off

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/26/arts/music/26arts-SINGERSTORMS_BRF.html?_r=1&ref=music »

26 Jan 2009

The Gambler, Opéra de Lyon, France

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/4700a906-e972-11dd-9535-0000779fd2ac.html »

26 Jan 2009

No Tears in Texas for Departed Opera Chief Steel

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601112&sid=aHfKfBWbsw_Q&refer=muse# »

26 Jan 2009

The Beggar’s Opera, Linbury Theatre, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/2af971d0-e89f-11dd-a4d0-0000779fd2ac.html »

18 Jan 2009

Verdi Requiem: When in Rome . . .

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article5525243.ece »

18 Jan 2009

Booming singer having a blast

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20090118_Booming_singer_having_a_blast.html »

18 Jan 2009

A Baroque Chameleon, Aria by Aria

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/17/arts/music/17gena.html »

18 Jan 2009

Scottish Opera sell-out in St Petersburg hits the high notes

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article5533445.ece »

18 Jan 2009

"Pelléas und Mélisande": Woraus alles hervorgeht

http://diepresse.com/home/kultur/news/443870/index.do?_vl_backlink=/home/kultur/news/index.do »

14 Jan 2009

New York City Opera Appoints George Steel As General Manager and Artistic Director

http://www.operatoday.com/City%20Opera%20Leadership%20Announcement%201-14-08.pdf »

07 Jan 2009

Mark Padmore, Julius Drake and friends, Wigmore Hall, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c86de08c-dcd2-11dd-a2a9-000077b07658.html?nclick_check=1 »

07 Jan 2009

Blythe Sings Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice 'Orfeo' at MET

http://broadwayworld.com/article/Stephanie_Blythe_Sings_Glucks_Orfeo_ed_Euridice_Title_Role_20090107 »

07 Jan 2009

Plumbing the Exquisite Psychic Depths of Robert Ashley

http://www.villagevoice.com/2009-01-07/music/plumbing-the-exquisite-psychic-depths-of-robert-ashley/ »

07 Jan 2009

Songs in English were Voigt's biggest treat

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/37205064.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUss »

07 Jan 2009

German conductor Debus named music director of Canadian Opera Company

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iy59IVtOw9sUovjb0ev81prrmjXQ »

07 Jan 2009

Revisiting the Rare, in Search of a Surprise

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/arts/music/07jupi.html?ref=arts »

07 Jan 2009

Bayreuth: Sieben-Jahres-Verträge für Wagner-Schwestern

http://diepresse.com/home/kultur/klassik/441676/index.do?_vl_backlink=/home/kultur/klassik/index.do »

07 Jan 2009

La Rondine, Metropolitan Opera, New York

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/05cf7f9e-d8dc-11dd-ab5f-000077b07658.html »

07 Jan 2009

I listened to every Handel opera - and lived

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article5419433.ece »

23 Dec 2008

Berlin Mayor Taps Salzburg Bigwig to Run Barenboim’s Sad House

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=au_qkEzFIhNk&refer=muse »

23 Dec 2008

George Steel Says He Doesn’t Want to Join New York City Opera

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=am4og4fOaYB4&refer=home »

23 Dec 2008

Intermezzo, Theater an der Wien, Vienna

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7a0945a6-cdcf-11dd-8b30-000077b07658.html »

19 Dec 2008

Silja Dons Rubber Breasts, Creepy Makeup as Child-Eating Witch

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aL2ss6BQDLZM&refer=muse# »

19 Dec 2008

Carl Orff, the composer who lived a monstrous lie

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article5366154.ece »

19 Dec 2008

Cecilia Bartoli at the Barbican

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/live_reviews/article5365573.ece »

19 Dec 2008

A ‘Messiah’ as Handel Might Have Heard It

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/19/arts/music/19phil.html?_r=1&ref=music »

14 Dec 2008

A gift of music

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/editorial/bal-ed.opera14dec14,0,5038545.story »

14 Dec 2008

Cheers before bedtime

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/dec/14/hansel-und-gretel-review »

14 Dec 2008

Jake Heggie's 'Three Decembers'

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/12/12/DDMK14N1V6.DTL »

14 Dec 2008

'Tristan und Isolde' alive and gripping at the Met

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/ent/stories/121408dnenttristan.5bfec5b1.html »

10 Dec 2008

Curtain falls on opera companies as recession hits

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/11/curtain-falls-on-opera-companies-as-recession-hits/ »

10 Dec 2008

One Diva to Another: This Role Is Divine

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/10/arts/music/10thai.html?ref=music »

10 Dec 2008

Rusalka, La Monnaie, Brussels

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c4beb036-c6cc-11dd-97a5-000077b07658.html »

08 Dec 2008

Gatti, il Don Carlo e la Scala mancata

http://www.ilmessaggero.it/articolo.php?id=37459&sez=HOME_SPETTACOLO# »

08 Dec 2008

Opera Australia on the rocks

http://livenews.com.au/Articles/2008/12/08/Opera_Australia_on_the_rocks »

08 Dec 2008

Los Angeles Opera's 'Carmen'

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/music/la-et-carmen8-2008dec08,0,5345369.story »

08 Dec 2008

Parisina at the Festival Hall

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/live_reviews/article5302634.ece »

08 Dec 2008

The Damnation of Faust

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/features/Music-Review-The-Damnation-of.4769567.jp »

08 Dec 2008

La Scala swaps tenors for season opener

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hgpkkJC7MrSW9A-QLOaGL-VgUF7AD94U4A0G3 »

08 Dec 2008

Barenboim, the busy B

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20081207_Barenboim__the_busy_B.html »

05 Dec 2008

Didon et Enée, attention chef-d'oeuvre

http://www.lejdd.fr/cmc/culture/200849/didon-et-enee-attention-chef-d-oeuvre-_170363.html »

05 Dec 2008

La Scala in jeans applaude il «Don Carlo»

http://www.corriere.it/spettacoli/08_dicembre_05/scala_jeans_don_carlo_pierluigi_panza_728b90d6-c29e-11dd-8440-00144f02aabc.shtml »

05 Dec 2008

Kulturinstitut lädt zum Liederabend mit Annette Dasch

http://www.dolomiten.it/nachrichten/artikel.asp?KatId=bc&p=3&ArtId=129216 »

05 Dec 2008

Muti, il mio «Otello» con Jago protagonista

http://iltempo.ilsole24ore.com/spettacoli/2008/12/04/960255-muti_otello_jago_protagonista.shtml »

02 Dec 2008

Two operas, scaled for a chamber

http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles/2008/12/02/two_operas_scaled_for_a_chamber/ »

02 Dec 2008

Tannhäuser, Deutsche Oper Berlin

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/efd87ef4-c083-11dd-9559-000077b07658.html »

02 Dec 2008

Tristan und Isolde, Metropolitan Opera, New York

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a9ce8f8a-bfbf-11dd-9222-0000779fd18c.html »

25 Nov 2008

Hickox death sparks artistic review

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/11/25/1227491543233.html »

25 Nov 2008

The MET Celebrates 125th Anniversary with Gala Performance 3/15

http://broadwayworld.com/article/The_MET_Celebrates_125th_Anniversary_With_A_Performance_315_20081125 »

25 Nov 2008

La traviata, Komische Oper Berlin

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6ff9b2ac-ba3e-11dd-92c9-0000779fd18c.html »

25 Nov 2008

Boston Early Music Festival Opera This Weekend--Tickets Are Going Fast!

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/Boston-Early-Music-Festival-Opera/story.aspx?guid={7DA11B33-64F3-41A5-9728-72C9B886C66A} »

19 Nov 2008

Hänsel und Gretel at the Royal Academy of Music

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article5181316.ece »

19 Nov 2008

Hölderin, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d50dca80-b579-11dd-ab71-0000779fd18c.html »

19 Nov 2008

Revisiting Rossini's 'L'italiana in Algeri'

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/magazine/20081118_Revisiting_Rossini_s__L_italiana_in_Algeri_.html »

17 Nov 2008

Alarm over music academy spreads

http://www.theage.com.au/national/alarm-over-music-academy-spreads-20081117-6946.html »

17 Nov 2008

'Porgy' at last

http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/music/classical/1282713,CST-FTR-porgy17.article »

17 Nov 2008

Opera singing a new tune

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/34425449.html?elr=KArksD:aDyaEP:kD:aUnOiP3UiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU »

17 Nov 2008

Farewell act of chutzpah

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b95a9156-b268-11dd-bbc9-0000779fd18c.html »

17 Nov 2008

The Devil Is in the Details

http://nymag.com/arts/classicaldance/classical/reviews/52151/ »

17 Nov 2008

'Figaro' at Music Hall one of best Dallas Opera productions in memory

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/ent/stories/111608dnlivfigaro.1b66db825.html »

17 Nov 2008

The Greek Passion, Zurich Opera

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/9e649fc6-b0de-11dd-8915-0000779fd18c,Authorised=false.html?_i_location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F0%2F9e649fc6-b0de-11dd-8915-0000779fd18c.html&_i_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Farts%2Fmusic »

12 Nov 2008

Sarah Connolly, Romeo and Giulietta

http://www.journallive.co.uk/culture-newcastle/2008/11/11/sarah-connoll-romeo-and-giulietta-opera-north-61634-22225993/ »

12 Nov 2008

Oppenheimer the Opera: A review of Doctor Atomic

http://www.sciam.com/blog/60-second-science/post.cfm?id=oppenheimer-the-opera-a-review-of-d-2008-11-11 »

12 Nov 2008

His Godunov just isn't good enough

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/11/12/btboris112.xml »

12 Nov 2008

La damnation de Faust, Metropolitan Opera, NY

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/78309482-af43-11dd-a4bf-000077b07658.html »

12 Nov 2008

Handel's 'Caesar' a musical delight

http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing_arts/story/884437.html »

10 Nov 2008

Elektra's score is revelatory

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/music/show-23582883-details/The+Royal+Opera:+Elektra/showReview.do?reviewId=23584383 »

10 Nov 2008

Mortier Stiffs City Opera; Met Drops a Bomb, Welcomes Faust

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=axVkBoHbwRc4&refer=home »

10 Nov 2008

WNO's 'Carmen': Its Charms Are All Too Familiar

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/09/AR2008110902093.html »

10 Nov 2008

Between Hell and Heaven, a World of Morphing Imagery

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/10/arts/music/10faus.html?ref=arts »