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A Donizetti world premiere: Opera Rara at the Royal Opera House

There may be sixty or so operas by Donizetti to choose from, but if you’ve put together the remnants of another one, why not give everyone a chance to hear it? And so, Opera Rara brought L’Ange de Nisida to the concert stage last night, 180 years after it was composed for the Théâtre de la Renaissance in Paris, conductor Sir Mark Elder leading a team of bel canto soloists and the Choir and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in a committed and at times stirring performance.

A stellar Ariadne auf Naxos at Investec Opera Holland Park

Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos is a strange operatic beast. Originally a Molière-Hofmannsthal-Strauss hybrid, the 1916 version presented in Vienna ditched Le bourgeois gentilhomme, which had preceded an operatic telling of the Greek myth of Ariadne and Theseus, and replaced it with a Prologue in which buffa met seria as competing factions prepared to present an entertainment for ‘the richest man in Vienna’. He’s a man who has ordered two entertainments, to follow an epicurean feast, and he wants these dramatic digestifs served simultaneously.

PROM 5: Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande

Stefan Herheim’s production of Debussy’s magnificent 1902 opera for Glyndebourne has not been universally acclaimed. The Royal Albert Hall brought with it, in this semi-staged production, a different set of problems - and even imitated some of the production’s original ones, notably the vast shadow of the organ which somewhat replicates Glyndebourne’s 1920’s Organ Room, and by a huge stretch of the imagination the forest in which so much of the opera’s action is set.

Thought-Provoking Concert in Honor of Bastille Day

Sopranos Elise Brancheau and Shannon Jones, along with pianists Martin Néron and Keith Chambers, presented a thrilling evening of French-themed music in an evening entitled: “Salut à la France,” at the South Oxford Space in Brooklyn this past Saturday, July 14th.

Dido in Deptford: Blackheath Halls Community Opera

Polly Graham’s vision of Dido and Aeneas is earthy, vigorous and gritty. The artistic director of Longborough Festival Opera has overseen a production which brings together professional soloists, students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and a cast of more than 80 south-east London adults and children for this, the 12th, annual Blackheath Halls Community Opera.

Summer madness and madcap high jinxs from the Jette Parker Young Artists

The operatic extracts which comprised this year’s Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance seemed to be joined by a connecting thread - madness: whether that was the mischievousness of Zerbinetta’s comedy troupe, the insanity of Tom Rakewell, the metaphysical distress of Hamlet, or the mayhem prompted by Isabella’s arrival at Mustafà’s Ottoman palace, the ‘insanity’ was equally compelling.

Mefistofele at Orange’s Chorégies

This is the one where a very personable devil tells God that mankind is so far gone it isn’t worth his time to bother corrupting it further.

Mascagni's Isabeau rides again at Investec Opera Holland Park

There seemed to me to be something distinctly Chaucerian about Martin Lloyd-Evans’ new production of Mascagni’s Isabeau (the first UK production of the opera) for Investec Opera Holland Park.

The 2018 BBC Proms opens in flamboyant fashion

Anniversaries and commemorations will, as usual, feature significantly during the 2018 BBC Proms, with the works of Leonard Bernstein, Claude Debussy and Lili Boulanger all prominently programmed during the season’s myriad orchestral, vocal and chamber concerts.

Banff’s Hell of an Orphée+

Against the Grain Theatre brought its award winning adaptation of Gluck’s opera to the Banff Festival billed as “an electronic baroque burlesque descent into hell.”

A Choral Trilogy at the Aix Festival

What Seven Stones (the amazing accentus / axe 21), and Dido and Aeneas (the splendid Ensemble Pygmalion) and Orfeo & Majnun (the ensemble [too many to count] of eleven local amateur choruses) share, and virtually nothing else, is spectacular use of chorus.

Vintage Audi — Parsifal, Kaufmann, Pape

From the Bayerisches Staatsoper Munich, Wagner Parsifal with a dream cast - René Pape, Jonas Kaufmann and Nina Stemme, Christian Gerhaher and Wolfgang Koch, conducted by Kirill Petrenko, directed by Pierre Audi. The production is vintage Audi - stylized, austere, but solidly thought-through.

Flight Soars High in Des Moines

Jonathan Dove’s innovative opera Flight is being lavished with an absolutely riveting new production at Des Moines Metro Opera’s resoundingly successful 2018 Festival.

Fledermaus Pops the Cork in Iowa

Like a fizzy bottle of champagne, Des Moines Metro Opera uncorked a zesty tasting of Johan Strauss’s vintage Die Fledermaus (The Bat).

A spritely summer revival of Falstaff at the ROH

Robert Carson’s 2012 ROH Falstaff is a bit of a hotchpotch, but delightful nevertheless. The panelled oak, exuding Elizabethan ambience, of the first Act’s gravy-stained country club reeks of the Wodehouse-ian 1930s, but has also has to serve as the final Act’s grubby stable and the Forest of Windsor, while the central Act is firmly situated in the domestic perfection of Alice Ford’s 1950s kitchen.

Down on the Farm with Des Moines’ Copland

Ingenious Des Moines Metro Opera continued its string of site-specific hits with an endearing production of Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land on the grounds of the Maytag Dairy farm.

Des Moines’ Ravishing Rusalka

Let me get right to the point: This is the Rusalka I have been waiting for all my life.

L'Ange de feu (The Fiery Angel)
in Aix

Prokofiev’s Fiery Angel is rarely performed. This new Aix Festival production to be shared with Warsaw’s Teatr Wielki exemplifies why.

Ariane à Naxos (Ariadne auf Naxos) in Aix

Yes, of course British stage director Katie Mitchell served up Richard Strauss’ uber tragic Ariadne on Naxos at a dinner table. Over the past few years Mme. Mitchell has staged quite a few household tragedies at the Aix Festival, mostly at dinner tables, though some on doorsteps.

The Skating Rink: Garsington Opera premiere

Having premiered Roxanna Panufnik’s opera Silver Birch in 2017 as part of its work with local community groups, Garsington Opera’s 2018 season included its first commission for the main opera season. David Sawer's The Skating Rink premiered at Garsington Opera this week; the opera is based on the novel by Chilean writer Roberto Bolano with a libretto by playwright Rory Mullarkey.


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10 Jul 2009

Bright lights among the shades — The passion of Orpheus pervades a historic Aldeburgh Festival

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09 Jul 2009

Mortier Leaves Paris With an Ending That’s a Beginning

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/09/arts/music/09bastille.html?scp=3&sq=&st=nyt »

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

http://www.examiner.com/x-2366-SF-Opera-Examiner~y2009m7d8-American-Idol-of-opera-SFOs-Heidi-Melton-wins-25000-Leah-Crocetto-wins-50000 »

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 »