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Kaufmann's first Otello: Royal Opera House, London

Out of the blackness, Keith Warner’s new production of Verdi’s Otello explodes into being with a violent gesture of fury. Not the tempest raging in the pit - though Antonio Pappano conjures a terrifying maelstrom from the ROH Orchestra and the enlarged ROH Chorus hurls a blood-curdling battering-ram of sound into the auditorium. Rather, Warner offers a spot-lit emblem of frustrated malice and wrath, as a lone soldier fiercely hurls a Venetian mask to the ground.

Don Carlo in Marseille

First mounted in 2015 at the Opéra National de Bordeaux this splendid Don Carlo production took stage just now at the Opéra de Marseille with a completely different cast and conductor. This Marseille edition achieved an artistic stature rarely found hereabouts, or anywhere.

Diamanda Galás: Savagery and Opulence

Unconventional to the last, Diamanda Galás tore through her Barbican concert on Monday evening with a torrential force that shattered the inertia and passivity of the modern song recital. This was operatic activism, pure and simple. Dressed in metallic, shimmering black she moved rather stately across the stage to her piano - but there was nothing stately about what unfolded during the next 90 minutes.

Schubert Wanderer Songs - Florian Boesch, Wigmore Hall

A summit reached at the end of a long journey: Florian Boesch and Malcolm Martineau at the Wigmore Hall, as the two-year Complete Schubert Song series draws to a close. Unmistakably a high point in the whole traverse. A well-planned programme of much-loved songs performed exceptionally well, with less well known repertoire presented with intelligent flourish.

La Bohème in San Francisco

In 2008 it was the electrifying conducting of Nicola Luisotti and the famed Mimì of Angela Gheorghiu, in 2014 it was the riveting portrayals of Michael Fabbiano’s Rodolfo and Alexey Markov’s Marcelo. Now, in 2017, it is the high Italian style of Erika Grimaldi’s Mimì — and just about everything else!

A heart-rending Jenůfa at Grange Park Opera

Katie Mitchell’s 1998 Welsh National Opera production of Janáček’s first mature opera, Jenůfa, is a good choice for Grange Park Opera’s first season at its new home, West Horsley Place. Revived by Robin Tebbutt, Mitchell and designer Vicki Mortimer’s 1930s urban setting emphasises the opera’s lack of sentimentality and subjectivism, and this stark realism is further enhanced by the narrow horseshoe design of architect Wasfi Kani’s ‘Theatre in the Woods’ whose towering walls and narrow width seem to add further to the weight of oppression which constricts the lives of the inhabitants.

Pelléas et Mélisande at Garsington Opera

“I am nearer to the greatest secrets of the next world than I am to the smallest secrets of those eyes!” So despairs Golaud, enflamed by jealousy, suspicious of his mysterious wife Mélisande’s love for his half-brother Pelléas. Michael Boyd’s thought-provoking new production of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande at Garsington Opera certainly ponders plentiful secrets: of the conscience, of the subconscious, of the soul. But, with his designer Tom Piper, Boyd brings the opera’s dreams and mysteries into landscapes that are lit, symbolically and figuratively, with precision.

Carmen: The Grange Festival

The Grange Festival, artistic director Michael Chance, has opened at Northington Grange giving everyone a chance to see what changes have arisen from this change of festival at the old location. For our first visit we caught the opening night of Annabel Arden's new production of Bizet's Carmen on Sunday 11 June 2017. Conducted by Jean-Luc Tingaud with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in the pit, the cast included Na'ama Goldman as Carmen, Leonardo Capalbo as Don Jose, Shelley Jackson as Micaela and Phillip Rhodes as Escamillo. There were also two extra characters, Aicha Kossoko and Tonderai Munyevu as Commere and Compere. Designs were by Joanna Parker (costume co-designer Ilona Karas) with video by Dick Straker, lighting by Peter Mumford. Thankfully, the opera comique version of the opera was used, with dialogue by Meredith Oakes.

Don Giovanni in San Francisco

San Francisco Opera revved up its 2011 production of Don Giovanni with a new directorial team and a new conductor. And a blue-chip cast.

Dutch National Opera puts on a spellbinding Marian Vespers

A body lies in half-shadow, surrounded by an expectant gathering. Our Father is intoned in Gregorian chant. The solo voices bloom into a chorus with a joyful flourish of brass.

Into the Wood: A Midsummer Night's Dream at Snape Maltings

‘I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where Oxlips and the nodding Violet grows.’ In her new production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Netia Jones takes us deep into the canopied groves of Oberon’s forest, luring us into the nocturnal embrace of the wood with a heady ‘physick’ of disorientating visual charms.

Rigoletto in San Francisco

Every once in a while a warhorse redefines itself. This happened last night in San Francisco when Rigoletto propelled itself into the ranks of the great masterpieces of opera as theater — the likes of Falstaff and Tristan and Rossini’s Otello.

My Fair Lady at Lyric Opera of Chicago

In its spring musical production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s My Fair Lady Lyric Opera of Chicago has put together an ensemble which does ample justice to the wit and lyrical beauty of the well-known score.

Henze: Elegie für junge Liebende

Hans Werner Henze’s compositions include ten fine symphonies, various large choral and religious works, fourteen ballets (among them one, Undine, that ranks the greatest of modern times), numerous prominent film scores, and hundreds of additional works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, solo instruments or voice. Yet he considered himself, above all, a composer of opera.

Werther at Manitoba Opera

If opera ultimately is about bel canto, then one need not look any further than Manitoba Opera’s company premiere of Massenet’s Werther, its lushly scored portrait of an artist as a young man that also showcased a particularly strong cast of principal artists. Notably, all were also marking their own role debuts, as well as this production being the first Massenet opera staged by organization in its 44-year history.

Seattle: A seamlessly symphonic L’enfant

Seattle Symphony’s “semi-staged” presentation of L’enfant et les sortilèges was my third encounter with Ravel’s 1925 one-act “opera.” It was incomparably the most theatrical, though the least elaborate by far.

Color and Drama in Two Choral Requiems from Post-Napoleonic France

The Requiem text has brought out the best in many composers. Requiem settings by Mozart, Verdi, and Fauré are among the most beloved works among singers and listeners alike, and there are equally wondrous settings by Berlioz and Duruflé, as well as composers from before 1750, notably Jean Gilles.

Der Rosenkavalier: Welsh National Opera in Cardiff

Olivia Fuchs' new production of Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production between Welsh National Opera and Theater Magdeburg. The production debuted in Magdeburg last year and now Welsh National Opera is presenting the production as part of its Summer season, the company's first Der Rosenkavalier since 1990 (when the cast included Rita Cullis as the Marschallin and Amanda Roocroft making her role debut as Sophie).

Don Giovanni takes to the waves at Investec Opera Holland Park

There’s no reason why Oliver Platt’s imaginative ‘concept’ for this new production of Don Giovanni at Investec Opera Holland Park shouldn’t work very well. Designer Neil Irish has reconstructed a deck of RMS Queen Mary - the Cunard-White Star Line’s flag-ship cruiser during the 1930s, that golden age of trans-Atlantic cruising. Spanning the entire width of the OHP stage, the deck is lined with port-holed cabin doors - perfect hideaways for one of the Don’s hasty romantic dalliances.

"Recreated" Figaro at Garsington delights

After the preceding evening’s presentation of Annilese Miskimmon’s sparkling production of Handel’s Semele - an account of marital infidelity in immortal realms - the second opera of Garsington Opera’s 2017 season brought us down to earth for more mundane disloyalties and deceptions amongst the moneyed aristocracy of the eighteenth-century, as presented by John Cox in his 2005 production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.


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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

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09 Jul 2009

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09 Jul 2009

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07 Jul 2009

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07 Jul 2009

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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

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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

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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

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21 Jun 2009

John McCarthy: Charismatic choral conductor and arranger

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21 Jun 2009

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

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21 Jun 2009

'Ghosts of Versailles' an entertaining evening

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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

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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

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15 Jun 2009

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

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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

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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

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29 Apr 2009

Villazón to Have Surgery, Cancels Performances

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27 Apr 2009

Coronation revived by some great singing and a little restraint

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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

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27 Apr 2009

In Brooding Lieder, Gentleness and Drama

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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

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08 Apr 2009

Cutting the Arts — Midlands Groups Struggle Amid Declining Support

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08 Apr 2009

An Opera Where Debauchery Reigns at World’s End

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08 Apr 2009

Lohengrin, Staatsoper Berlin

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08 Apr 2009

Vibrant soprano brings many characters to life

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08 Apr 2009

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

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08 Apr 2009

Countertenor Brings Drama to Works by Bach and Handel

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27 Mar 2009

The 20 best classical divas

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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

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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

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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

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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 »