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Lust for Revenge: Barenboim and Herlitzius fire up Strauss’s Elektra in Berlin

As the German language describes so beautifully, a “Schrei aus tiefstem Herzen” was felt as Evelyn Herlitzius channelled an Elektra from the depths of her soul.

Semyon Bychkov heading to NYC and DC with Glanert and Mahler

Heading to N.Y.C and D.C. for its annual performances, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra invited Semyon Bychkov to return for his Mahler debut with the Fifth Symphony. Having recently returned from Vienna with praise for their rendition, the orchestra now presented it at their homebase.

Lost Stravinsky re-united with Rimsky-Korsakov, Gergiev, Mariinsky

Igor Stravinsky's lost Funeral Song, (Chante funèbre) op 5 conducted by Valery Gergiev at the Mariinsky in St Petersburg This extraordinary performance was infinitely more than an ordinary concert, even for a world premiere of an unknown work.

Philippe Jaroussky at the Wigmore Hall: Baroque cantatas by Telemann and J.S.Bach

On Tuesday evening this week, I found myself at The Actors Centre in London’s Covent Garden watching a performance of Unknowing, a dramatization of Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben and Dichterliebe (in a translation by David Parry, in which Matthew Monaghan directed a baritone and a soprano as they enacted a narrative of love, life and loss. Two days later at the Wigmore Hall I enjoyed a wonderful performance, reviewed here, by countertenor Philippe Jaroussky with Julien Chauvin’s Le Concert de la Loge, of cantatas by Telemann and J.S. Bach.

The new Queen of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Here is one of the next new great conductors. That’s a bold statement, but even the L.A. Times agrees: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s appointment “is the biggest news in the conducting world.” But Ms. Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla will be getting a lot of weight on her shoulders.

Falstaff at Manitoba Opera

Manitoba Opera chose to open its 44th season by going for the belly laughs — literally — as it notably presented its inaugural production of Verdi’s Falstaff.

Gothic Schubert : Wigmore Hall, London

Macabre and moonstruck, Schubert as Goth, with Stuart Jackson, Marcus Farnsworth and James Baillieu at the Wigmore Hall. An exceptionally well-planned programme devised with erudition and wit, executed to equally high standards.

Rusalka, AZ Opera

On November 20, 2016, Arizona Opera completed its run of Antonín Dvořák’s fairy Tale opera, Rusalka. Loosely based on Hand Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, Joshua Borths staged it with common objects such as dining room chairs that could be found in the home of a child watching the story unfold.

First new Ring Cycle in 40 Years, Leipzig

Consistently overshadowed by the neighboring Bayreuth, the far less stuffy Oper Leipzig (Wagner’s birthplace) programmed after forty years their first complete Ring Cycle.

San Jose’s Beta-Carotene Rich Barber

You didn’t have to know the Bugs Bunny oeuvre to appreciate Opera San Jose’s enchanting Il barbiere di Sivigila, but it sure enhanced your experience if you did.

Manon Lescaut at Covent Garden

If there was ever any doubt that Puccini’s Manon is on a road to nowhere, then the closing image of Jonathan Kent’s 2014 production of Manon Lescaut (revived here for the first time, by Paul Higgins) leaves no uncertainty.

Fierce in War, dazzling in Peace: Joyce DiDonato at the Concertgebouw

Many opera singers are careful to maintain an air of political neutrality. Not so mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, who is outspoken about causes she holds dear. Her latest project, a very personal response to the 2015 terror attacks in Paris, puts her audience through the emotional wringer, but also showers them with musical rewards.

Walter Braunfels Orchestral Songs Vol 2

Honours yet again to Oehms Classics who understand the importance of excellence. A composer as good, and as individual, as Walter Braunfels deserves nothing less.

Simplicius Simplicissimus

I wonder if Karl Amadeus Hartmann saw something of himself in the young Simplicius Simplicissimus, the eponymous protagonist of his three-scene chamber opera of 1936. Simplicius is in a sort of ‘Holy Fool’ who manages to survive the violence and civil strife of the Thirty Years War (1618-48), largely through dumb chance, and whose truthful pronouncements fall upon the ears of the deluded and oppressive.

2017 Summer Festival at Lucerne

Lucerne Festival announces its 2017 Summer Festival.

Lucia di Lammermoor at Lyric Opera of Chicago

For its second opera of the 2016-17 season Lyric Opera of Chicago has staged Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor in a production seen at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Grand Théâtre de Genève.

Akhnaten Offers L A Operagoers Both Ear and Eye Candy

Akhnaten is the third in composer Philip Glass’s trilogy of operas about people who have made important contributions to society: Albert Einstein in science, Mahatma Gandhi in politics, and Akhnaten in religion. Glass’s three operas are: Einstein on the Beach, Satyagraha, and Akhnaten.

Shakespeare in the Late Baroque - Bampton Classical Opera

Shakespeare re-imagined for the very Late Baroque, with Bampton Classical Opera at St John's Smith Square. "Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare....the God of Our Idolatory". So wrote David Garrick in his Ode to Shakespeare (1759) through which the actor and showman marketed Shakespeare to new audiences, fanning the flames of "Bardolatory". All Europe was soon caught up in the frenzy.

Soldier Songs in San Diego

David Little composed his one-man opera, Soldier Songs, ten years ago and the International Festival of Arts & Ideas of New Haven, Connecticut, premiered it in 2011. At San Diego Opera, the fifty-five minute musical presentation and the “Talk Back” that followed it were part of the Shiley dētour Series which is held in the company’s smaller venue, the historic Balboa Theatre.

Barber of Seville [Hollywood Style] in Los Angeles

On Saturday evening November 12, 2016, Pacific Opera Project presented Gioachino Rossini’s comic opera The Barber of Seville in an updated version that placed the action in Hollywood. It was sung in the original Italian but the translation seen as supertitles was specially written to match the characters’ Hollywood identities.


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<em>And London Burned</em>
24 Oct 2016

And London Burned: in conversation with Raphaela Papadakis

Raphaela Papadakis seems to like ‘playing with fire’. After her acclaimed performance as the put-upon maid, Anna, in Independent Opera’s production of Šimon Voseček’s Beidermann and the Arsonists at Sadler’s Wells last year, she is currently rehearsing for the premiere this week of And London Burned, a new opera by Matt Rogers which has been commissioned by Temple Music Foundation to commemorate the 350th anniversary of The Great Fire of London. »

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20 May 2008

La magie renouvelée de Glyndebourne

http://www.lefigaro.fr/musique/2008/05/20/03006-20080520ARTFIG00338-la-magie-renouvelee-de-glyndebourne.php »

20 May 2008

Musiktheater: Das Leben ist grindig wie der Südbahnhof

http://diepresse.com/home/kultur/klassik/384854/index.do?_vl_backlink=/home/kultur/klassik/index.do »

20 May 2008

L’incoronazione di Poppea, Glyndebourne Festival Opera

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5f900cb4-25be-11dd-b510-000077b07658.html?nclick_check=1 »

20 May 2008

Inspirations by Neruda, the Minutiae in Mahler

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/19/arts/music/19hait.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

18 May 2008

Lincoln Center Raises Most of its $1.2 Billion Revamp Costs

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aLLVzDhoy5uo&refer=muse »

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

http://www.nysun.com/arts/pape-prepares-new-york »

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

http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/classical-music-and-culture/classical-musicculture/2008/05/muti-to-cso/ »

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

http://music.guardian.co.uk/classical/story/0,,2275194,00.html »

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

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/da3de0a2-fc20-11dc-9229-000077b07658.html »

30 Mar 2008

‘Tristan’ Gains a Star, Loses a Soprano

http://www.nysun.com/arts/%E2%80%98tristan%E2%80%99-gains-star-loses-soprano »

30 Mar 2008

True to Wagner’s Vision

http://www.nysun.com/arts/true-wagner%E2%80%99s-vision »

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

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=141cf6a0-1e2d-48a8-af9c-275b193a7510&k=85518 »

23 Mar 2008

Falstaff's Comedy and Dignity

http://www.nysun.com/article/73405 »

23 Mar 2008

Opera's elite celebrate music of Viardot

http://www.mercurynews.com/music/ci_8635314 »

17 Mar 2008

Stewed Queen Loses Her Head in 'Bolena'

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aISQ3OFGgBs8&refer=muse »

17 Mar 2008

Isabel Leonard, Weill Recital Hall

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/17/arts/music/17roun.html?ref=music »

17 Mar 2008

The Cliché-Busting Baritone

http://www.nysun.com/article/73002 »

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

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23324532-5013570,00.html »

05 Mar 2008

Rusalka, Operaen, Store Scene, Copenhagen

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/412b68cc-ead6-11dc-a5f4-0000779fd2ac.html »

05 Mar 2008

Utah Opera: No one-note Cinderella

http://www.sltrib.com/themix/ci_8420538 »

03 Mar 2008

Deceduto il tenore Giuseppe Di Stefano

http://www.corriere.it/spettacoli/08_marzo_03/distefano_morte_tenore_1fdca782-e93a-11dc-9255-0003ba99c667.shtml »

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

http://www.nysun.com/article/72194 »

03 Mar 2008

A Polish Prince Seizes the Stage

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/02/arts/music/02tomm.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

03 Mar 2008

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

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/visual_arts/article3455630.ece »

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/26/arts/26audi.html?scp=6&sq=TOMMASINI&st=nyt »

22 Feb 2008

Tito Manlio at the Barbican, London

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/live_reviews/article3404636.ece »

22 Feb 2008

'Tosca' is so intricately constructed it's uncuttable

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/classical/352197_clas22.html »

22 Feb 2008

Austria to auction late soprano's estate for charity

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jQHk9VLLIMGElaGWND1tboAeBSdw »

20 Feb 2008

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

http://www.theage.com.au/news/music/sephardi-singer-keeps-fathers-ancient-passions-and-language-alivein-song/2008/02/20/1203467172997.html »

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

http://www.contracostatimes.com/relationships/ci_8229243 »

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/ »