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Fortepiano Schubert : Wigmore Hall

The Wigmore Hall complete Schubert song series continued with a recital by Georg Nigl and Andreas Staier. Staier's a pioneer, promoting the use of fortepiano in Schubert song. In Schubert's time, modern concert pianos didn't exist. Schubert and his contemporaries would have been familiar with a lighter, brighter sound. Over the last 30 years, we've come to better understand Schubert and his world through the insights Staier has given us. His many performances, frequently with Christoph Prégardien at the Wigmore Hall, have always been highlights.

Baroque at the Edge: London Festival of Baroque Music, 12-20 May 2017

On 9 January 2017 the London Festival of Baroque Music (formerly the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music) announced its programme for 2017. The Festival theme for 2017 is Baroque at the Edge. Inspired by the anniversaries of Monteverdi (450th of birth) and Telemann (250th of death) the Festival explores the ways that composers and performers have pushed at the chronological, stylistic, geographical and expressive boundaries of the Baroque era.

OPERA RARA AUCTION: online auction for opera lovers worldwide

On Thursday 19th January, opera lovers around the world started bidding online for rare and prized items made available for the first time from Opera Rara’s collection. In addition to the 26 lots auctioned online, 6 more items will be made available on 7 February - when online bidding closes - at Opera Rara’s gala dinner marking the final night of the auction. The gala will be held at London’s Caledonian Club and will feature guest appearances from Michael Spyres and Joyce El-Khoury.

MOZART 250: the year 1767

Classical Opera’s MOZART 250 project has reached the year 1767. Two years ago, the company embarked upon an epic, 27-year exploration of the music written by Mozart and his contemporaries exactly 250 years previously. The series will incorporate 250th anniversary performances of all Mozart’s important compositions and artistic director Ian Page tells us that as 1767 ‘was the year in which Mozart started to write more substantial works - opera, oratorio, concertos … this will be the first year of MOZART 250 in which Mozart’s own music dominates the programme’.

Monteverdi, Masters and Poets - Imitation and Emulation

‘[T]hey moderated or increased their voices, loud or soft, heavy or light according to the demands of the piece they were singing; now slowing, breaking of sometimes with a gentle sigh, now singing long passages legato or detached, now groups, now leaps, now with long trills, now with short, or again, with sweet running passages sung softly, to which one sometimes heard an echo answer unexpectedly. They accompanied the music and the sentiment with appropriate facial expressions, glances and gestures, with no awkward movements of the mouth or hands or body which might not express the feelings of the song. They made the words clear in such a way that one could hear even the last syllable of every word, which was never interrupted or suppressed by passages or other embellishments.’

Visionary Wagner - The Flying Dutchman, Finnish National Opera

An exceptional Wagner Der fliegende Holländer, so challenging that, at first, it seems shocking. But Kasper Holten's new production, currently at the Finnish National Opera, is also exceptionally intelligent.

Don Quichotte at Chicago Lyric

A welcome addition to Lyric Opera of Chicago’s roster was its recent production of Jules Massenet’s Don Quichotte.

Written on Skin: Royal Opera House

800 years ago, every book was a precious treasure - ‘written on skin’. In George Benjamin’s and Martin Crimp’s 2012 opera, Written on Skin, modern-day archivists search for one such artefact: a legendary 12th-century illustrated vanity project, commissioned by an unnamed Protector to record and celebrate his power.

Madama Butterfly at Staatsoper im Schiller Theater

It was like a “Date Night” at Staatsoper unter den Linden with its return of Eike Gramss’ 2012 production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. While I entered the Schiller Theater, the many young couples venturing to the opera together, and emerging afterwards all lovey-dovey and moved by Puccini’s melodramatic romance, encouraged me to think more positively about the future of opera.

It’s the end of the world as we know it: Hannigan & Rattle sing of Death

For the Late Night concert after the Saturday series, fifteen Berliners backed up Barbara Hannigan in yet another adventurous collaboration on a modern rarity with Simon Rattle. I was completely unfamiliar with the French composer, but the performance tonight made me fall in love with Gérard Grisey’s sensually disintegrating soundscape Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil, or “Fours Songs to cross the Threshold”.

A Vocally Extravagant Saturday Night with Berliner Philharmoniker

One of the things I love about the Philharmonie in Berlin, is the normalcy of musical excellence week after week. Very few venues can pull off with such illuminating star wattage. Michael Schade, Anne Schwanewilms, and Barbara Hannigan performed in two concerts with two larger-than-life conductors Thielemann and Rattle. We were taken on three thrilling adventures.

Les Troyens at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s original and superbly cast production of Hector Berlioz’s Les Troyens has provided the musical public with a treasured opportunity to appreciate one of the great operatic achievements of the nineteenth century.

Merry Christmas, Stephen Leacock

The Little Opera Company opened its 21st season by championing its own, as it presented the world premiere of Winnipeg composer Neil Weisensel’s Merry Christmas, Stephen Leacock.

Bampton Classical Opera 2017

In 2015, Bampton Classical Opera’s production of Salieri’s La grotta di Trofonio - a UK premiere - received well-deserved accolades: ‘a revelation ... the music is magnificent’ (Seen and Heard International), ‘giddily exciting, propelled by wit, charm and bags of joy’ (The Spectator), ‘lively, inventive ... a joy from start to finish’ (The Oxford Times), ‘They have done Salieri proud’ (The Arts Desk) and ‘an enthusiastic performance of riotously spirited music’ (Opera Britannia) were just some of the superlative compliments festooned by the critical press.

The nature of narropera?

How many singers does it take to make an opera? There are single-role operas - Schönberg’s Erwartung (1924) and Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies (1969) spring immediately to mind - and there are operas that just require a pair of performers, such as Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart i Salieri (1897) or The Telephone by Menotti (1947).

A Christmas Festival: La Nuova Musica at St John's Smith Square

Now in its 31st year, the 2016 Christmas Festival at St John’s Smith Square has offered sixteen concerts performed by diverse ensembles, among them: the choirs of King’s College, London and Merton College, Oxford; Christchurch Cathedral Choir, Oxford; The Gesualdo Six; The Cardinall’s Musick; The Tallis Scholars; the choirs of Trinity College and Clare College, Cambridge; Tenebrae; Polyphony and the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightment.

Fleming's Farewell to London: Der Rosenkavalier at the ROH

As 2016 draws to a close, we stand on the cusp of a post-Europe, pre-Trump world. Perhaps we will look back on current times with the nostalgic romanticism of Richard Strauss’s 1911 paean to past glories, comforts and certainties: Der Rosenkavalier.

Loft Opera’s Macbeth: Go for the Singing, Not the Experience

Ah, Loft Opera. It’s part of the experience to wander down many dark streets, confused and lost, in a part of Brooklyn you’ve never been. It is that exclusive—you can’t even find the performance!

A clipped Walküre in Amsterdam

Let’s start by getting a couple of gripes out of the way. First, the final act of Die Walküre does not constitute a full-length concert, even with a distinguished cast and orchestra, and with animated drawings fluttering on a giant screen.

A Leonard Bernstein Delight

When you combine two charismatic New York stage divas with the artistry of Los Angeles Opera, you have a mix that explodes into singing, dancing and an evening of superb entertainment.


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23 Dec 2016

The nature of narropera?

How many singers does it take to make an opera? There are single-role operas - Schönberg’s Erwartung (1924) and Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies (1969) spring immediately to mind - and there are operas that just require a pair of performers, such as Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart i Salieri (1897) or How many singers does it take to make an opera? There are single-role operas - Schönberg’s Erwartung (1924) and Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies (1969) spring immediately to mind - and there are operas that just require a pair of performers, such as Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart i Salieri (1897) or The Telephone by Menotti (1947). The Telephone by Menotti (1947).  »

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20 May 2008

L’incoronazione di Poppea, Glyndebourne Festival Opera

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20 May 2008

Inspirations by Neruda, the Minutiae in Mahler

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18 May 2008

Lincoln Center Raises Most of its $1.2 Billion Revamp Costs

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18 May 2008

Daniel Slater's new production of `Lohengrin' wins deserved cheers after opening-night boos

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/18981349.html »

18 May 2008

A Salon With Britten and Mozart as Guests

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/15/arts/music/15grov.html?ref=music »

18 May 2008

René Pape in New York

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18 May 2008

New York opera fans warily await arrival of Gérard Mortier

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/05/13/arts/mortier.php »

07 May 2008

Glyndebourne: lust, greed -and some great tunes

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/05/08/bmopera108.xml »

07 May 2008

A knight at the opera

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/features/A-knight-at-the-opera.4061045.jp »

07 May 2008

Latest mash-up: COC and hip hop

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080507.whiphop07/BNStory/Entertainment/Music/ »

07 May 2008

Muti to CSO

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07 May 2008

Carolyn Abbate Joins University of Pennsylvania Faculty as Professor of Music

[7 May 2008] (Media-Newswire.com) - PHILADELPHIA –- Carolyn Abbate, who ranks among the world’s foremost musicologists, has been appointed the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. Abbate comes to Penn from... »

07 May 2008

Conductor to skip vampire-themed opera

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-web-0507-music-vampiresmay08,0,2772489,print.story »

22 Apr 2008

Atalanta at the Royal College of Music

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article3798023.ece »

22 Apr 2008

Florez wows crowd at Met with 18 high Cs

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/22/AR2008042200118.html »

22 Apr 2008

No Breaks in Life, Not Even in a Fast-Food World

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/21/arts/music/21wozz.html?em&ex=1209009600&en=f37813ece82a7acd&ei=5087%0A »

22 Apr 2008

A mountain of music

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18 Apr 2008

Composer Philip Glass charms in Nasher Salon lecture

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/ent/stories/DN-glass_0418gl.ART.State.Edition1.46773d6.html »

18 Apr 2008

Review: Ainadamar, Flavio and Der Rosenkavalier

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/04/18/bmaina118.xml »

18 Apr 2008

The Minotaur: Enthralling, hypnotising - and unloveable

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/04/17/btopera117.xml »

17 Apr 2008

Bringing Out the Big Gunns

http://www.nysun.com/arts/bringing-out-big-gunns »

17 Apr 2008

Kathleen Battle, Carnegie Hall, New York

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/03816b02-0b06-11dd-8ccf-0000779fd2ac.html »

11 Apr 2008

Tenor Giordani Sings for Pope at Yankee Stadium: Interview

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=a24mkyUuvpKM&refer=muse »

11 Apr 2008

'Candide' Shows Its Age

http://www.nysun.com/arts/candide-shows-its-age »

11 Apr 2008

L'opéra passion

http://www.lesoir.be/culture/musiques/musique-patrizia-ciofi-a-2008-04-11-590774.shtml »

11 Apr 2008

Feisty Orchestra Fuels Brussels Opera Changes

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=a8Rsjad5Li8g&refer=muse »

11 Apr 2008

An Improbable Opera

http://www.nysun.com/arts/improbable-opera »

06 Apr 2008

A Rising Star in L.A. Opera’s Young Artist Program

http://www.latimes.com/features/printedition/magazine/la-tm-soprano6apr06,1,1905589.story »

06 Apr 2008

Move over, Edinburgh

http://music.guardian.co.uk/classical/story/0,,2270713,00.html »

06 Apr 2008

Gheorghiu’s Big Screen ‘Bohème’

http://www.nysun.com/arts/gheorghiu%E2%80%99s-big-screen-%E2%80%98boh%C3%A8me%E2%80%99 »

06 Apr 2008

`Wozzeck' Waits on Tables, Murders Marie in Paris Staging

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=al.gt9fVIEXc »

06 Apr 2008

A voice freed by discipline

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20080330_A_voice_freed_by_discipline.html?adString=ph.entertainment/entertainment;!category=entertainment;&randomOrd=040108085835 »

30 Mar 2008

For Star Singers, a Worthy Partner

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/30/arts/music/30gure.html?ref=music »

30 Mar 2008

The Power of a Russian Birthright

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/30/arts/music/30tomm.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

30 Mar 2008

DiDonato’s Secret Ingredient

http://www.nysun.com/arts/didonato%E2%80%99s-secret-ingredient »

30 Mar 2008

Cecilia Bartoli, Salle Pleyel, Paris

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30 Mar 2008

‘Tristan’ Gains a Star, Loses a Soprano

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30 Mar 2008

True to Wagner’s Vision

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23 Mar 2008

Third Tristan Survives Tension at the Met

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/24/arts/music/24tris.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

23 Mar 2008

Opera 'Thunderstorm' fascinating, impressive

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23 Mar 2008

Falstaff's Comedy and Dignity

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23 Mar 2008

Opera's elite celebrate music of Viardot

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17 Mar 2008

Stewed Queen Loses Her Head in 'Bolena'

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17 Mar 2008

Isabel Leonard, Weill Recital Hall

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17 Mar 2008

The Cliché-Busting Baritone

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17 Mar 2008

Wozzeck, La Monnaie, Brussels

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/623311ac-f1eb-11dc-9b45-0000779fd2ac.html »

17 Mar 2008

St Matthew Passion at the Festival Hall

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/live_reviews/article3530835.ece »

17 Mar 2008

Eugene Onegin, ROH

http://music.guardian.co.uk/live/story/0,,2264291,00.html »

05 Mar 2008

A touch of Callas brought out the best in lyrical tenor

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05 Mar 2008

Rusalka, Operaen, Store Scene, Copenhagen

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05 Mar 2008

Utah Opera: No one-note Cinderella

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03 Mar 2008

Deceduto il tenore Giuseppe Di Stefano

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03 Mar 2008

Tosca at the Royal Albert Hall

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article3461536.ece »

03 Mar 2008

Benjamin Britten's Pampered Brute

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03 Mar 2008

A Polish Prince Seizes the Stage

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03 Mar 2008

Johann Sebastian Bach given a modern look, 260 years after portrait

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03 Mar 2008

Sir David Attenborough faces green protests over opera’s wind turbine

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article3434427.ece »

03 Mar 2008

On Met’s Grand Stage, Opera Singers of Tomorrow

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22 Feb 2008

Tito Manlio at the Barbican, London

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22 Feb 2008

'Tosca' is so intricately constructed it's uncuttable

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22 Feb 2008

Austria to auction late soprano's estate for charity

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20 Feb 2008

Sephardi singer keeps father's ancient passions and language alive in song

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20 Feb 2008

Giulio Cesare, Amsterdam

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/a638c8fe-dfd7-11dc-8073-0000779fd2ac.html »

20 Feb 2008

Houston Grand Opera: A Life of Many Acts

http://www.playbillarts.com/features/article/7567.html »

20 Feb 2008

José Carreras

http://music.guardian.co.uk/live/story/0,,2258097,00.html »

20 Feb 2008

L.A. Opera unearths music suppressed by the Nazis

http://www.ocregister.com/entertainment/music-ullmann-opera-1982435-one-director »

20 Feb 2008

Der fliegende Holländer, Stuttgart Staatsoper

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/668a3bc2-da4e-11dc-9bb9-0000779fd2ac.html »

20 Feb 2008

Susan Graham; Wigmore Hall

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/live_reviews/article3357607.ece »

11 Feb 2008

Grief and loathing in Lombardy

http://www.oregonlive.com/entertainment/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/entertainment/1202687701211300.xml&coll=7 »

11 Feb 2008

Opera more dramatic in the seats

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11 Feb 2008

Bait & Switch

http://www.nysun.com/article/71087 »

11 Feb 2008

Filling the Silence With Music

http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/02/11/entertainment/entertainment01.txt »

11 Feb 2008

Sopranos step up in competition

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ent/arts/classicalmusic/5530057.html »

06 Feb 2008

Opera journal going for a song

http://www.smh.com.au/news/arts/opera-journal-going-for-a-song/2008/02/05/1202090415658.html »

06 Feb 2008

Tragic story makes a fine 'Concubine'

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/ent/stories/DN-concubine_0206gl.ART.State.Edition2.4508981.html »

06 Feb 2008

IU Jacobs School of Music captures several Grammy nominations

http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/7448.html »

06 Feb 2008

Pregnant star soprano Netrebko to marry 'soon': newspaper

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iVhEsRlYdaqsMC6edUf-dzJ9f-ew »

06 Feb 2008

The Russian bombshell

http://music.guardian.co.uk/classical/story/0,,2252642,00.html »

05 Feb 2008

Semele, Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a09ad284-d33e-11dc-b861-0000779fd2ac.html?nclick_check=1 »

03 Feb 2008

Madam Butterfly, Coliseum, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b97a43ea-d0ee-11dc-953a-0000779fd2ac.html?nclick_check=1 »

03 Feb 2008

"Dame de pique" gagnante

http://www.lemonde.fr/culture/article/2008/02/02/dame-de-pique-gagnante_1006700_3246.html#ens_id=1006769 »

03 Feb 2008

Dallas Opera presents lurid Bible story 'Salome'

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/ent/stories/DN-salome_0131gl.ART0.State.Edition2.45b1cc1.html »

03 Feb 2008

The Mikado

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article3283787.ece »

29 Jan 2008

Peter Grimes: Grim, gripping and glorious

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/01/29/btgrimes129.xml »

27 Jan 2008

'Judas Maccabaeus'

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/music/la-et-judas28jan28,1,3165563.story »

27 Jan 2008

Italian girl charms with humour, style

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=d4f5aa54-5a31-466a-aeb6-6598c2cdbd2b&k=66003 »

27 Jan 2008

Soprano shines in silly `Pearl Fishers' As the spurned Zurga violently.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/breaking_news/story/395904.html »

27 Jan 2008

„Eugen Onegin“: Pique Dame als Psychothriller

http://diepresse.com/home/kultur/klassik/357867/index.do?_vl_backlink=/home/kultur/klassik/index.do »

27 Jan 2008

The Master Class Continues

http://www.nysun.com/article/70199 »

25 Jan 2008

New Lyric season plays it safe

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/chi-0124lyricjan24,1,1162672.story?ctrack=5&cset=true »

24 Jan 2008

Turkmenistan ends ban on opera and circus

http://africa.reuters.com/odd/news/usnL21297765.html »

22 Jan 2008

Torvaldo e Dorliska now on DVD

http://livingattheopera.com/ »

20 Jan 2008

Vivaldi: Griselda

http://www.musicalcriticism.com/recordings/cd-griselda-naxos-0108.shtml »

20 Jan 2008

L.A. Opera presents a 'Tristan' of this world

http://www.ocregister.com/entertainment/tristan-opera-music-1962845-conlon-los »

20 Jan 2008

Behold! An Operatic Miracle

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/20/arts/music/20gree.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

18 Jan 2008

Lully Returns to the Opéra Comique

http://www.opera-comique.com/2008/presskit.pdf »

18 Jan 2008

Another fine Messiaen

http://music.guardian.co.uk/classical/story/0,,2242357,00.html »

18 Jan 2008

The Swashbuckling Separatist

http://www.nysun.com/article/69783 »

18 Jan 2008

Best of 2007

http://www.vilainefille.com/vilaine_fille/2008/01/best-of-2007.html »

14 Jan 2008

Hallelujah! Sex life of Handel’s muse coming to screen near you

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article3182112.ece »

14 Jan 2008

Boffo Performances in 'Barber'

http://www.nysun.com/article/69441 »

14 Jan 2008

Mozart's Love Letter

http://www.playbillarts.com/features/article/7541.html »

10 Jan 2008

Wo viele gern in die Oper gehen

WILHELM SINKOVICZ [Die Presse, 10 January 2008] Lokalaugenschein in Pressburg, wo das Nationaltheater für Verdi, Donizetti & Co. noch Regie statt Regietheater bietet und Stimmen zu entdecken sind. „Wiens drittes Opernhaus“, prangt die Werbung. Tatsächlich pilgern etliche Wiener Opernfreunde gern... »

10 Jan 2008

Judith Weir: What Tavener and Copland taught me

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/01/10/bmweir110.xml »

10 Jan 2008

Opera's Switch Hitter

http://www.nysun.com/article/69271 »

10 Jan 2008

Simon Keenlyside, Wigmore Hall, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/7f976a24-bfa3-11dc-8052-0000779fd2ac.html »

10 Jan 2008

Opera Manager Joan Ingpen Dies at 91

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iz_De0NUsuiZsjxUrtH-rsyv-vLgD8U2EOU00 »

10 Jan 2008

Maazel at the Met, Brünnhilde in a Bind

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/09/arts/music/09walk.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

02 Jan 2008

Hansel and Gretel, Metropolitan Opera, New York

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/001e30ec-b86a-11dc-893b-0000779fd2ac.html »

30 Dec 2007

Genoa Opera Hires New Artistic Director

http://www.wqxr.com/cgi-bin/iowa/resources/musicalamerica/article.html?record=5873 »

27 Dec 2007

Houston puts final touches on new Heggie opera

http://www.operatoday.com/content/2007/12/houston_puts_fi.php »

27 Dec 2007

'Hansel and Gretel': Grand and Gross

http://www.nysun.com/article/68627 »

27 Dec 2007

The Perfect Picnic at Jermyn Street Theatre

http://www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk/box-office.html »

27 Dec 2007

‘Polish’ Not Change for Santa Fe Opera

http://www.operatoday.com/content/2007/12/polish_not_chan.php »

27 Dec 2007

You read it here first: now Naxos is ready to take over the world

http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/features/display.var.1926933.0.you_read_it_here_first_now_naxos_is_ready_to_take_over_the_world.php »

27 Dec 2007

Metropolitan Opera Extends Its Populist Mission

http://www.nysun.com/article/68503 »

16 Dec 2007

New York City Ballet and New York City Opera Agree to Improvements in the New York State Theater

http://www.nycopera.com/about/press/detail.aspx?rid=68 »

14 Dec 2007

2008 Temple Festival

http://www.londonlaunch.com/newsArticle.asp?retid=36&newsID=2388 »

14 Dec 2007

Danielle de Niese is opera‘s young star

http://www.leadingthecharge.com/ViewArticle.aspx?id=217874&source=2 »

12 Dec 2007

Magdalena Kozena: This is what happens to Madonna

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2007/12/13/bmkozena113.xml »

12 Dec 2007

Prolific composer wrote opera based on Stegner's 'Angle of Repose'

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-imbrie12dec12,1,7523159.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california »

12 Dec 2007

War and Peace, Metropolitan Opera, New York

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/50a04e12-a8cd-11dc-ad9e-0000779fd2ac.html »

11 Dec 2007

Billy Budd, Barbican, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f4dd987a-a80c-11dc-9485-0000779fd2ac.html?nclick_check=1 »

11 Dec 2007

A King's Christmas

http://www.nysun.com/article/67843 »

11 Dec 2007

Improv at the Opera

http://www.playbillarts.com/features/article/print/7471.html »

11 Dec 2007

Kwiecien's vocal blasts give songs a pummeling

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/12/11/DD3PTRHH5.DTL »

11 Dec 2007

Composer Karlheinz Stockhausen dies

http://ukpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5j2OLVL0rWGZE0bskTr5kVlUqJLag »

11 Dec 2007

6 Characters in Search of a Dimension, in Different Operatic Tempos

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/10/arts/music/10next.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

11 Dec 2007

Jérôme Deschamps veut redorer l’Opéra-Comique

http://www.lefigaro.fr/culture/2007/12/10/03004-20071210ARTFIG00381-jerome-deschamps-veut-redorer-lopera-comique-.php »

06 Dec 2007

Lust, greed, sex, lies, betrayal, pain and death

http://media.www.dailyutahchronicle.com/media/storage/paper244/news/2007/12/06/Redux/Lust-Greed.Sex.Lies.Betrayal.Pain.And.Death-3136144.shtml »

06 Dec 2007

A Tour of Russian Works, Led by the Locals

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/06/arts/music/06gerg.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

06 Dec 2007

The Stand-Alone

http://www.nysun.com/article/67610 »

05 Dec 2007

Ian Bostridge: 'Sid Vicious was a Romantic'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2007/12/06/bmbostridge106.xml »

05 Dec 2007

Mendes to make opera debut at Glyndebourne

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2222626,00.html »

05 Dec 2007

Scala-Orchester verweigert Smoking

http://diepresse.com/home/kultur/klassik/347558/index.do?_vl_backlink=/home/kultur/index.do »

05 Dec 2007

A Career in the Cards

http://www.nysun.com/article/67565 »

05 Dec 2007

A year after Gockley stepped in, how does the Opera sound?

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/12/05/DDNITO1QS.DTL »

05 Dec 2007

The High and Low Notes of Politics and Romance

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/05/arts/music/05rame.html?ref=music »

05 Dec 2007

Mortier sonne l’alarme à l’Opéra de Paris

http://www.lefigaro.fr/culture/2007/12/04/03004-20071204ARTFIG00521-mortier-sonne-lalarme-a-lopera-de-paris.php »

04 Dec 2007

Barenboim to debut with Wagner as principal guest conductor at Verdi's La Scala

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/12/04/arts/Music-Barenboim-La-Scala.php »

04 Dec 2007

Tenor Turns His Focus to the Art of the Song

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/04/arts/music/04pole.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

04 Dec 2007

Arts: Concert halls target the younger listener

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/74309694-a142-11dc-9f34-0000779fd2ac.html »

04 Dec 2007

Pieczonka among many UWO music faculty success stories

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Today/Music/2007/12/04/4706268-sun.html »

04 Dec 2007

'The Billy Elliot of opera'

http://music.guardian.co.uk/classical/story/0,,2221441,00.html »

04 Dec 2007

Op shop opera is using its head

http://www.smh.com.au/news/arts/op-shop-opera-is-using-its-head/2007/12/03/1196530570355.html »

19 Nov 2007

Only in an opera: Miami's Elaine Alvarez rises from understudy to star

http://www.miamiherald.com/tropical_life/story/312391.html »

19 Nov 2007

Lyric's 'Frau' casts a mighty shadow

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chi-mxa1119_frau_archivenov19,1,5377760.story »

19 Nov 2007

Concert review: Fleming, Botti enchant at Dallas Opera gala

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/ent/stories/DN-fleming_1118gl.ART.State.Edition2.36d23a2.html »

15 Nov 2007

Macbeth - Glyndebourne on Tour

http://new.edp24.co.uk/content/WhatsOn/story.aspx?datetime=15+Nov+2007+13%3A15&tbrand=EDPOnline&tCategory=WhatsOn&category=WhatsOnReviews&brand=EDPOnline&itemid=NOED15+Nov+2007+13%3A21%3A12%3A177 »

15 Nov 2007

Edward Hopper paintings inspire opera

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/bal-li.arts15nov15,0,1222466.story »

15 Nov 2007

Who Was That Masked Composer?

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200001/aaron-copland »

15 Nov 2007

Mozart's life in letters

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article2869775.ece?EMC-Bltn=FEJBG4 »

15 Nov 2007

Seattle Opera's version of Iphigenia: an exchange

http://www.crosscut.com/arts-beat/9025/ »

11 Nov 2007

'Cosi' -- the joys and despair of deep love

http://www.miamiherald.com/1213/story/302251.html »

11 Nov 2007

'Fledermaus' singer prince of a gal

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/ae/articles/1111blythe1111.html »

11 Nov 2007

Dallas Opera's 'Macbeth' makes for a distracting season opener

By SCOTT CANTRELL [Dallas Morning News, 10 November 2007] It would be a pleasure to report that the Dallas Opera has begun its second half-century with a triumph, but, well, ahem, shuffle, mumble ... The production of Verdi's Macbeth that... »

11 Nov 2007

An Operatic Voice Retuned for Cabaret

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/10/arts/music/10race.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

11 Nov 2007

Who will follow this lieder pairing?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2007/11/09/bmclassical109.xml »

11 Nov 2007

'Vanessa' at the New York City Opera

http://www.newsday.com/services/newspaper/printedition/friday/partii/ny-etmus5451218nov09,0,2377671.story »

02 Nov 2007

Seraglio, Theatre Royal, Glasgow

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/0489da54-8896-11dc-84c9-0000779fd2ac.html »

02 Nov 2007

Bounty of Countertenors in 1631 Opera

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/31/arts/music/31ales.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

29 Oct 2007

The Endless Scroll

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/musical/2007/11/05/071105crmu_music_ross »

29 Oct 2007

Kitsch captures the castle

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/5be0f4a4-863e-11dc-b00e-0000779fd2ac.html »

29 Oct 2007

Soprano wins the Bertelsmann Stiftung 12th International Singing Competition

http://www.neue-stimmen.de/en/217/ »