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Back to the Beginnings: Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria at Iford Opera.

The Italianate cloister setting at Iford chimes neatly with Monteverdi’s penultimate opera The Return of Ulysses, as the setting cannot but bring to mind those early days of the musical genre. The world of commercial public opera had only just dawned with the opening of the Teatro San Cassiano in Venice in 1637 and for the first time opera became open to all who could afford a ticket, rather than beholden to the patronage of generous princes. Monteverdi took full advantage of the new stage and at the age of 73 brought all his experience of more than 30 years of opera-writing since his ground-breaking L’Orfeo (what a pity we have lost all those works) to the creation of two of his greatest pieces, Ulysses and then his final masterpiece, Poppea.

Schoenberg : Moses und Aron, Welsh National Opera, London

Once again, we find ourselves thanking an unrepresentable being for Welsh National Opera’s commitment to its mission. It is a sad state of affairs when a season that includes both Boulevard Solitude and Moses und Aron is considered exceptional, but it is - and is all the more so when one contrasts such seriousness of purpose with the endless revivals of La traviata which, Die Frau ohne Schatten notwithstanding, seem to occupy so much of the Royal Opera’s effort. That said, if the Royal Opera has not undertaken what would be only its second ever staging of Schoenberg’s masterpiece - the first and last was in 1965, long before most of us were born! - then at least it has engaged in a very welcome ‘WNO at the Royal Opera House’ relationship, in which we in London shall have the opportunity to see some of the fruits of the more adventurous company’s endeavours.

Rossini is Alive and Well and Living in Iowa

If you don’t have the means to get to the Rossini festival in Pesaro, you would do just as well to come to Indianola, Iowa, where Des Moines Metro Opera festival has devised a heady production of Le Comte Ory that is as long on belly laughs as it is on musical fireworks.

Gergiev : Janáček Glagolitic Mass, BBC Proms

Composed during just a few weeks of the summer of 1926, Janáček’s Slavonic-text Glagolitic Mass was first performed in Brno in December 1927. During the rehearsals for the premiere - just 3 for the orchestra and one 3-hour rehearsal for the whole ensemble - the composer made many changes, and such alterations continued so that by the time of the only other performance during Janáček’s lifetime, in Prague in April 1928, many of the instrumental (especially brass) lines had been doubled, complex rhythmic patterns had been ‘ironed-out’ (the Kyrie was originally in 5/4 time), a passage for 3 off-stage clarinets had been cut along with music for 3 sets of pedal timpani, and choral passages were also excised.

Donizetti and Mozart, Jette Parker Young Artists Royal Opera House, London

With the conclusion of the ROH 2013-14 season on Saturday evening - John Copley’s 40-year old production of La Bohème bringing down the summer curtain - the sun pouring through the gleaming windows of the Floral Hall was a welcome invitation to enjoy a final treat. The Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Showcase offered singers whom we have admired in minor and supporting roles during the past year the opportunity to step into the spotlight.

Glyndebourne's Strauss Der Rosenkavalier, BBC Proms

Many words have already been spent - not all of them on musical matters - on Richard Jones’s Glyndebourne production of Der Rosenkavalier, which last night was transported to the Royal Albert Hall. This was the first time at the Proms that Richard Strauss’s most popular opera had been heard in its entirety and, despite losing two of its principals in transit from Sussex to SW1, this semi-staged performance offered little to fault and much to admire.

Il turco in Italia at the Aix Festival

Twenty years ago stage director Christopher Alden introduced Rossini’s then forgotten comedy to Southern California audiences in a production that is still remembered. In Aix Alden has revisited this complex work that many critics now consider Rossini’s greatest comedy.

First Night of the BBC Proms : Elgar The Kingdom

The BBC Proms 2014 season began with Sir Edward Elgars The Kingdom (1903-6). It was a good start to the season,which commemorates the start of the First World War. From that perspective Sir Andrew Davis's The Kingdom moved me deeply.

Le nozze di Figaro, Munich

One is unlikely to come across a cast of Figaro principals much better than this today, and the virtues of this performance indeed proved to be primarily vocal.

Winterreise and Trauernacht at the Aix Festival

That’s A Winter’s Journey and A Night of Mourning for metteurs-en-scène William Kentridge (South Africa) and Katie Mitchell (Great Britain), completing the clean sweep of English language stage directors for the Aix Festival productions this year.

James Gilchrist at Wigmore Hall

Assured elegance, care and thoughtfulness characterised tenor James Gilchrist’s performance of Schubert’s Schwanengesang at the Wigmore Hall, the cycles’ two poets framing a compelling interpretation of Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte.

Music for a While: Improvisations on Henry Purcell

‘Music for a while shall all your cares beguile.’ Dryden’s words have never seemed as apt as at the conclusion of this wonderful sequence of improvisations on Purcell’s songs and arias, interspersed with instrumental chaconnes and toccatas, by L’Arpeggiata.

Nabucco at Orange

The acoustic of the gigantic Théâtre Antique Romain at Orange cannot but astonish its nine thousand spectators, the nearly one hundred meter breadth of the its proscenium inspires awe. There was excited anticipation for this performance of Verdi’s first masterpiece.

Richard Strauss: Notturno

Richard Strauss may be most closely associated with the soprano voice but this recording of a selection of the composer’s lieder by baritone Thomas Hampson is a welcome reminder that the rapt lyricism of Strauss’s settings can be rendered with equal beauty and character by the low male voice.

Saint Louis: A Hit is a Hit is a Hit

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has once again staked claim to being the summer festival “of choice” in the US, not least of all for having mounted another superlative world premiere.

La Flûte Enchantée (2e Acte)
at the Aix Festival

In past years the operas of the Aix Festival that took place in the Grand Théâtre de Provence began at 8 pm. The Magic Flute began at 7 pm, or would have had not the infamous intermittents (seasonal theatrical employees) demanded to speak to the audience.

Ariodante at the Aix Festival

High drama in Aix. Three scenarios in conflict — those of G.F. Handel, Richard Jones and the intermittents (disgruntled seasonal theatrical employees). Make that four — mother nature.

Lucy Crowe, Wigmore Hall

The programme declared that ‘music, water and night’ was the connecting thread running through this diverse collection of songs, performed by soprano Lucy Crowe and pianist Anna Tilbrook, but in fact there was little need to seek a unifying element for these eclectic works allowed Crowe to demonstrate her expressive range — and offered the audience the opportunity to hear some interesting rarities.

The Turn of the Screw, Holland Park

‘Only make the reader’s general vision of evil intense enough … and his own experience, his own imagination, his own sympathy … will supply him quite sufficiently with all the particulars.

Plenty of Va-Va-Vroom: La Fille du Regiment, Iford

It is not often that concept, mood, music and place coincide perfectly. On the first night of Opera della Luna’s La Fille du Regiment at Iford Opera in Wiltshire, England we arrived with doubts (rather large doubts it should be admitted)as to whether Donizetti’s “naive and vulgar” romp of militarism and proto-feminism, peopled with hordes of gun-toting soldiers and praying peasants, could hardly be contained, surely, inside Iford’s tiny cloister?


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09 Feb 2009

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09 Feb 2009

Frozen hand, chilly staging

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09 Feb 2009

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09 Feb 2009

Werner Herzog takes opera into a whole new aria

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09 Feb 2009

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29 Jan 2009

Alfie Boe searches his soul in preparation for La Boheme

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29 Jan 2009

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

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29 Jan 2009

L.A. Opera announces cutbacks

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27 Jan 2009

Choking Princess Draws Cheers, Robber Gets Greedy: Paris Opera

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27 Jan 2009

San Francisco Opera tightens belt for 2009-10

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27 Jan 2009

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

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27 Jan 2009

Yvonne, princesse de Bourgogne, Paris Opera (Garnier)

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26 Jan 2009

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26 Jan 2009

Double delight hits high notes on local scene

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26 Jan 2009

AVA bewitches with Respighi

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26 Jan 2009

A listless 'Tosca' never catches fire

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26 Jan 2009

Singer Storms Off

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26 Jan 2009

The Gambler, Opéra de Lyon, France

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26 Jan 2009

No Tears in Texas for Departed Opera Chief Steel

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26 Jan 2009

The Beggar’s Opera, Linbury Theatre, London

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18 Jan 2009

Verdi Requiem: When in Rome . . .

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18 Jan 2009

Booming singer having a blast

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18 Jan 2009

A Baroque Chameleon, Aria by Aria

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18 Jan 2009

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

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18 Jan 2009

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14 Jan 2009

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

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07 Jan 2009

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07 Jan 2009

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

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07 Jan 2009

Plumbing the Exquisite Psychic Depths of Robert Ashley

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07 Jan 2009

Songs in English were Voigt's biggest treat

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07 Jan 2009

German conductor Debus named music director of Canadian Opera Company

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07 Jan 2009

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07 Jan 2009

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07 Jan 2009

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07 Jan 2009

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23 Dec 2008

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

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23 Dec 2008

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

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23 Dec 2008

Intermezzo, Theater an der Wien, Vienna

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19 Dec 2008

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

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19 Dec 2008

Carl Orff, the composer who lived a monstrous lie

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19 Dec 2008

Cecilia Bartoli at the Barbican

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19 Dec 2008

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14 Dec 2008

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14 Dec 2008

Cheers before bedtime

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14 Dec 2008

Jake Heggie's 'Three Decembers'

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14 Dec 2008

'Tristan und Isolde' alive and gripping at the Met

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10 Dec 2008

Curtain falls on opera companies as recession hits

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10 Dec 2008

One Diva to Another: This Role Is Divine

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10 Dec 2008

Rusalka, La Monnaie, Brussels

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08 Dec 2008

Gatti, il Don Carlo e la Scala mancata

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08 Dec 2008

Opera Australia on the rocks

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08 Dec 2008

Los Angeles Opera's 'Carmen'

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08 Dec 2008

Parisina at the Festival Hall

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08 Dec 2008

The Damnation of Faust

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08 Dec 2008

La Scala swaps tenors for season opener

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08 Dec 2008

Barenboim, the busy B

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05 Dec 2008

Didon et Enée, attention chef-d'oeuvre

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05 Dec 2008

La Scala in jeans applaude il «Don Carlo»

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05 Dec 2008

Kulturinstitut lädt zum Liederabend mit Annette Dasch

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05 Dec 2008

Muti, il mio «Otello» con Jago protagonista

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02 Dec 2008

Two operas, scaled for a chamber

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02 Dec 2008

Tannhäuser, Deutsche Oper Berlin

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02 Dec 2008

Tristan und Isolde, Metropolitan Opera, New York

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25 Nov 2008

Hickox death sparks artistic review

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25 Nov 2008

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

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25 Nov 2008

La traviata, Komische Oper Berlin

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25 Nov 2008

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

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19 Nov 2008

Hänsel und Gretel at the Royal Academy of Music

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19 Nov 2008

Hölderin, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin

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19 Nov 2008

Revisiting Rossini's 'L'italiana in Algeri'

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17 Nov 2008

Alarm over music academy spreads

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17 Nov 2008

'Porgy' at last

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17 Nov 2008

Opera singing a new tune

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17 Nov 2008

Farewell act of chutzpah

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17 Nov 2008

The Devil Is in the Details

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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

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12 Nov 2008

Sarah Connolly, Romeo and Giulietta

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12 Nov 2008

Oppenheimer the Opera: A review of Doctor Atomic

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12 Nov 2008

His Godunov just isn't good enough

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12 Nov 2008

La damnation de Faust, Metropolitan Opera, NY

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12 Nov 2008

Handel's 'Caesar' a musical delight

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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 »

10 Nov 2008

That 'Lulu' that you do so well

http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/music/classical/1269966,CST-FTR-lyric10web.article »

10 Nov 2008

Susan Bullock on how Elektra took her through hell and high Cs

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article5092244.ece »

06 Nov 2008

A Truly Wacky Barber

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/arts/2008/11/07/372207.htm »

06 Nov 2008

It's time for the arts to get creative -- about money

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-et-notebook7-2008nov07,0,4984416.story »

06 Nov 2008

The Rape of Lucretia at Kings Place

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/live_reviews/article5090195.ece »

06 Nov 2008

Bernstein in Beijing: China's Classical Music Explosion

http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1855684,00.html »

06 Nov 2008

Les Indes galantes, Barbican, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9edecc22-ab4f-11dd-b9e1-000077b07658.html »

06 Nov 2008

Canadian Opera Company Trumpets its Success

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20081105.COC05/TPStory/Entertainment »

02 Nov 2008

In a Man’s World, Poison Is Her Best Revenge

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/03/arts/music/03borg.html »

02 Nov 2008

Opera Cleveland's 'Hansel and Gretel' at State Theatre was performance of charm, grace, musical depth

http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/122561826947620.xml&coll=2 »

02 Nov 2008

Tale of a fallen woman stands out for style

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d0e82dba-a773-11dd-865e-000077b07658.html »

02 Nov 2008

Getting a Handel on Baroque music

http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing_arts/story/867169.html »

30 Oct 2008

Opera by Martin Halpern at Music School Playhouse

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/categories/category.php?category_id=31&id=24103 »

30 Oct 2008

Composer John Adams' biography is as lively as his music

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/books/2008327521_br02adams.html »

28 Oct 2008

Parsifal, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a2ed51ee-a4f6-11dd-b4f5-000077b07658.html »

28 Oct 2008

Oakland Opera does Stravinsky

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/28/DD1L13OU6I.DTL »

28 Oct 2008

A fight at the opera

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/classical/news/a-fight-at-the-opera-975440.html »

27 Oct 2008

Women dominate battle of sexes

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/4e2808a8-a379-11dd-942c-000077b07658.html?nclick_check=1 »

27 Oct 2008

In a Floating World, Enter Heartbreak and Puppets

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/27/arts/music/27butter.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

26 Oct 2008

Ian McEwan on his debut opera, For You

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article5001255.ece »

26 Oct 2008

Boston Baroque opens with Handel's 'Xerxes'

http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles/2008/10/25/boston_baroque_opens_with_handels_xerxes/ »

26 Oct 2008

Seattle Opera's "Elektra" resounds with tragedy

http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/alltheworldsastage/archives/152474.asp?from=blog_last3 »

24 Oct 2008

O’Leary Succeeds MacKay At Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis

http://www.websterkirkwoodtimes.com/Articles-i-2008-10-24-81853.113117_OLeary_Succeeds_MacKay_At_Opera_Theatre_Of_Saint_Louis.html »

24 Oct 2008

Seattle Opera Transforms Seattle Into Ring City

http://www.huliq.com/13/71324/seattle-opera-transforms-seattle-ring-city »

23 Oct 2008

I Capuleti e i Montecchi at Grand Theatre, Leeds

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article4992566.ece »

23 Oct 2008

The Metropolitan Opera Joins With Leading Technology Providers to Launch the First HD-Quality Performing Arts Subscription Service

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/metropolitan-opera-joins-leading-technology/story.aspx?guid={681EA880-A7EC-45FA-A86A-A0C97D1649E5}&dist=hppr »

22 Oct 2008

Stealing the show at the festival

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/features/2008/1020/1224279461480.html?via=mr »

22 Oct 2008

Challenging 'Lulu' remains a great story

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=244256 »

22 Oct 2008

Tutti in maschera, Wexford Opera House, Ireland

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6ca6b784-9f87-11dd-a3fa-000077b07658.html »

21 Oct 2008

Oedipe, Théâtre du Capitole, Paris

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0fc8f54c-9f08-11dd-98bd-000077b07658.html »

21 Oct 2008

The Elemental Power of Ewa Podles

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/20/AR2008102002538.html »

21 Oct 2008

Wagner's 'Rienzi' takes a cartoon-like turn

By George Loomis [Int'l Herald Tribune, 21 October 2008] BREMEN, Germany: History has assured that politics are inextricably bound up with the artistic output of Richard Wagner, but only one of his operas focuses on a political leader. The title... »

21 Oct 2008

Glimmerglass Opera appoints new company Music Director

http://www.wktv.com/news/local/31287234.html »

21 Oct 2008

Rimsky-Korsakov: the forgotten centenary

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/tomserviceblog/2008/oct/20/rimsky-korsakov-anniversary-russia »

21 Oct 2008

A complicated beast

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/oct/18/ianmcewan-michaelberkeley »

21 Oct 2008

Wagner's Great-Granddaughter Gives Rienzi Wigs, Glitter, Hoover

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=at9uNH7EwdKw&refer=muse »

21 Oct 2008

Armide, Muslim Sorceress, Falls for Christian Crusader in Paris

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aU.JuIm6RrfM&refer=muse »

21 Oct 2008

Stunning victory for long-awaited War and Peace

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20081013.OPERA13/TPStory/Entertainment »

21 Oct 2008

Von Stade sounds out the Broad Stage

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-et-broad13-2008oct13,0,7616090.story »

21 Oct 2008

Lorin Maazel, Fostering Artistry at Home

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/12/AR2008101201849.html »

21 Oct 2008

Vienna director sick, but good music saves opera

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gsZ8EFeOtJFr3Knp1yDSCuaTp1WQD93ONN1O0 »

21 Oct 2008

Partenope, Coliseum, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a19966ae-96e9-11dd-8cc4-000077b07658.html?nclick_check=1 »

21 Oct 2008

New Hands Detonate ‘Doctor Atomic’

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

21 Oct 2008

New Opera? Great Idea. Good Luck!

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/arts/music/12tomm.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

01 Oct 2008

Zurich train station temporarily becomes opera hall

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/234948,zurich-train-station-temporarily-becomes-opera-hall.html »

30 Sep 2008

'Manon' gala makes spirits bright

http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/music/classical/1192082,CST-FTR-lyric30.article »

30 Sep 2008

Classic 'Candide' is a vibrant season opener

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/20080929-9999-1c29candide.html »

30 Sep 2008

Deborah Voigt's Bold Gambit

http://www.nysun.com/arts/deborah-voigts-bold-gambit/86648/ »

23 Sep 2008

The new opera buff

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/features/The-new-opera-buff.4516617.jp »

23 Sep 2008

Fleming Gala Opens the Met’s Season

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/24/arts/music/24gala.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

23 Sep 2008

A daring return to simplicity

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/82118422-88bd-11dd-a179-0000779fd18c.html »

22 Sep 2008

Analyzing music the digital way

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/entertainment/20080922_Computers_have_exquisite_ears.html »

19 Sep 2008

Pergolesi’s Home Service Really Delivers!

http://www.operatoday.com/content/2008/09/pergolesis_home.php »

18 Sep 2008

Dr. Ulrike Hessler First Woman Appointed Intendant to Semper Oper in Dresden

http://www.operatoday.com/content/2008/09/dr_ulrike_hessl.php »

17 Sep 2008

John Adams: a composer as clever as he's courageous

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/09/17/bmivan117.xml »

16 Sep 2008

A September Day Like No Other for a Downtown Family

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/16/arts/music/16call.html?ref=arts »

15 Sep 2008

Let's Go, Verdi! A Change-Up At Nats Park

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/14/AR2008091402042.html »

15 Sep 2008

'Bonesetter's Daughter'

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/15/DDGV12TU9R.DTL »

15 Sep 2008

An Opera of an Epic, Composed in Stages

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/15/arts/music/15xena.html?ref=arts »

15 Sep 2008

Philip Glass: Confessions of a chameleon

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/philip-glass-confessions-of-a-chameleon-926532.html »

15 Sep 2008

Expanding audiences and ambitions

http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/arts/chi-harris-classical-0914sep14,0,840679.story »

15 Sep 2008

Why the critics swatted The Fly opera

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/Theatre/article/497742 »