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San Jose’s Bohemian Rhapsody

Opera San Jose has capped a wholly winning season with an emotionally engaging, thrillingly sung, enticingly fresh rendition of Puccini’s immortal masterpiece La bohème.

Fine Traviata Completes SDO Season

On Saturday evening April 22, 2017, San Diego Opera presented Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata at the Civic Theater. Director Marta Domingo updated the production from the constrictions of the nineteenth century to the freedom of the nineteen twenties. Violetta’s fellow courtesans and their dates wore fascinating outfits and, at one point, danced the Charleston to what looked like a jazz combo playing Verdi’s score.

The Exterminating Angel: compulsive repetitions and re-enactments

Thomas Adès’s third opera, The Exterminating Angel, is a dizzying, sometimes frightening, palimpsest of texts (literary and cinematic) and music, in which ceaseless repetitions of the past - inexact, ever varying, but inescapably compulsive - stultify the present and deny progress into the future. Paradoxically, there is endless movement within a constricting stasis. The essential elements collide in a surreal Sartrean dystopia: beasts of the earth (live sheep and a simulacra of a bear) roam, a disembodied hand floats through the air, water spouts from the floor and a burning cello provides the flames upon which to roast the sacrificial lambs. No wonder that when the elderly Doctor tries to restore order through scientific rationalism he is told, “We don't want reason! We want to get out of here!”

Dutch National Opera revives deliciously dark satire A Dog’s Heart

Is A Dog’s Heart even an opera? It is sung by opera singers to live music. Alexander Raskatov’s score, however, is secondary to the incredible stage visuals. Whatever it is, actor/director Simon McBurney’s first stab at opera is fantastic theatre. Its revival at Dutch National Opera, where it premiered in 2010, is hugely welcome.

A Chat With Italian Conductor Riccardo Frizza

Riccardo Frizza is a young Italian conductor whose performances in Europe and the United States are getting rave reviews. He tells us of his love for the operas of Verdi, Bellini, and particularly Donizetti.

Opera Rara: new recording of Bellini's Adelson e Salvini

In May 2016, Opera Rara gave Bellini aficionados a treat when they gave a concert performance of Vincenzo Bellini’s first opera, Adelson e Salvini, at the Barbican Hall. The preceding week had been spent in the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios, and this recording, released last month, is a very welcome addition to Opera Rara’s bel canto catalogue.

Jonas Kaufmann : Mahler Das Lied von der Erde

Jonas Kaufmann Mahler Das Lied von der Erde is utterly unique but also works surprisingly well as a musical experience. This won't appeal to superficial listeners, but will reward those who take Mahler seriously enough to value the challenge of new perspectives.

Garsington Opera For All

Following Garsington Opera for All’s successful second year of free public screenings on beaches, river banks and parks in isolated coastal and rural communities, Handel’s sparkling masterpiece Semele will be screened in four areas across the UK in 2017. Free events are programmed for Skegness (1 July), Ramsgate (22 July), Bridgwater (29 July) and Grimsby (11 October).

María José Moreno lights up the Israeli Opera with Lucia di Lammermoor

I kept hearing from knowledgeable opera fanatics that the Israeli Opera (IO) in Tel Aviv was a surprising sure bet. So I made my way to the Homeland to hear how supposedly great the quality of opera was. And man, I was in for treat.

Cinderella Enchants Phoenix

At Phoenix’s Symphony Hall on Friday evening April 7, Arizona Opera offered its final presentation of the 2016-2017 season, Gioachino Rossini’s Cinderella (La Cenerentola). The stars of the show were Daniela Mack as Cinderella, called Angelina in the opera, and Alek Shrader as Don Ramiro. Actually, Mack and Shrader are married couple who met singing these same roles at San Francisco Opera.

LA Opera’s Young Artist Program Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

On Saturday evening April 1, 2017, Placido Domingo and Los Angeles Opera celebrated their tenth year of training young opera artists in the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Program. From the singing I heard, they definitely have something of which to be proud.

Extravagant Line-up 2017-18 at Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, Germany

The town’s name itself “Baden-Baden” (named after Count Baden) sounds already enticing. Built against the old railway station, its Festspielhaus programs the biggest stars in opera for Germany’s largest auditorium. A Mecca for music lovers, this festival house doesn’t have its own ensemble, but through its generous sponsoring brings the great productions to the dreamy idylle.

Gerhaher and Bartoli take over Baden-Baden’s Festspielhaus

The Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden pretty much programs only big stars. A prime example was the Fall Festival this season. Grigory Sokolov opened with a piano recital, which I did not attend. I came for Cecilia Bartoli in Bellini’s Norma and Christian Gerhaher with Schubert’s Die Winterreise, and Anne-Sophie Mutter breathtakingly delivering Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto together with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Robin Ticciati, the ballerino conductor, is not my favorite, but together they certainly impressed in Mendelssohn.

Mahler Symphony no 8 : Jurowski, LPO, Royal Festival Hall, London

Mahler as dramatist! Mahler Symphony no 8 with Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall. Now we know why Mahler didn't write opera. His music is inherently theatrical, and his dramas lie not in narrative but in internal metaphysics. The Royal Festival Hall itself played a role, literally, since the singers moved round the performance space, making the music feel particularly fluid and dynamic. This was no ordinary concert.

Rameau's Les fêtes d'Hébé, ou Les talens lyriques: a charming French-UK collaboration at the RCM

Imagine a fête galante by Jean-Antoine Watteau brought to life, its colour and movement infusing a bucolic scene with charm and theatricality. Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opéra-ballet Les fêtes d'Hébé, ou Les talens lyriques, is one such amorous pastoral allegory, its three entrées populated by shepherds and sylvans, real characters such as Sapho and mythological gods such as Mercury.

The Royal Opera House announces its 2017/18 season

Details of the Royal Opera House's 2017/18 Season have been announced. Oliver Mears, who will begin his tenure as Director of Opera, comments: “I am delighted to introduce my first Season as Director of Opera for The Royal Opera House. As I begin this role, and as the world continues to reel from social and political tumult, it is reassuring to contemplate the talent and traditions that underpin this great building’s history. For centuries, a theatre on this site has welcomed all classes - even in times of revolution and war - to enjoy the most extraordinary combination of music and drama ever devised. Since the time of Handel, Covent Garden has been home to the most outstanding performers, composers and artists of every era. And for centuries, the joyous and often tragic art form of opera has offered a means by which we can be transported to another world, in all its wonderful excess and beauty.”

St Matthew Passion: Armonico Consort and Ian Bostridge

Whatever one’s own religious or spiritual beliefs, Bach’s St Matthew Passion is one of the most, perhaps the most, affecting depictions of the torturous final episodes of Jesus Christ’s mortal life on earth: simultaneously harrowing and beautiful, juxtaposing tender stillness with tragic urgency.

Pop Art with Abdellah Lasri in Berliner Staatsoper’s marvelous La bohème

Lindy Hume’s sensational La bohème at the Berliner Staatsoper brings out the moxie in Puccini. Abdellah Lasri emerged as a stunning discovery. He floored me with his tenor voice through which he embodied a perfect Rodolfo.

New opera Caliban banal and wearisome

Listening to Moritz Eggert’s Caliban is the equivalent of watching a flea-ridden dog chasing its own tail for one-and-half hours. It scratches, twitches and yelps. Occasionally, it blinks pleadingly, but you can’t bring yourself to care for such a foolish animal and its less-than-tragic plight.

Two rarities from the Early Opera Company at the Wigmore Hall

A large audience packed into the Wigmore Hall to hear the two Baroque rarities featured in this melodious performance by Christian Curnyn’s Early Opera Company. One was by the most distinguished ‘home-grown’ eighteenth-century musician, whose music - excepting some of the lively symphonies - remains seldom performed. The other was the work of a Saxon who - despite a few ups and downs in his relationship with the ‘natives’ - made London his home for forty-five years and invented that so English of genres, the dramatic oratorio.


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14 Apr 2017

Extravagant Line-up 2017-18 at Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, Germany

The town’s name itself “Baden-Baden” (named after Count Baden) sounds already enticing. Built against the old railway station, its Festspielhaus programs the biggest stars in opera for Germany’s largest auditorium. A Mecca for music lovers, this festival house doesn’t have its own ensemble, but through its generous sponsoring brings the great productions to the dreamy idylle.  »

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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

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-classical-beat/2009/07/in_performance_bach_festival_o.html »

07 Jul 2009

Opera Maverick Makes Small Festival a Top Draw

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/08/arts/08iht-loomis8.html?ref=arts »

07 Jul 2009

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/05/AR2009070502601.html?hpid=artsliving »

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

http://www.denverpost.com/entertainment_old/ci_12743851 »

07 Jul 2009

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

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/chi-0705-conlonjul05,0,5747902.column »

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

http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20090625/NEWS/906249960/1060 »

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

http://www.diapasonmag.fr/news.php?id=351 »

16 Jun 2009

A classic confection that's near perfection

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/48074807.html?elr=KArks:DCiU1OiP:DiiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU »

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 »