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San Jose’s Bohemian Rhapsody

Opera San Jose has capped a wholly winning season with an emotionally engaging, thrillingly sung, enticingly fresh rendition of Puccini’s immortal masterpiece La bohème.

Fine Traviata Completes SDO Season

On Saturday evening April 22, 2017, San Diego Opera presented Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata at the Civic Theater. Director Marta Domingo updated the production from the constrictions of the nineteenth century to the freedom of the nineteen twenties. Violetta’s fellow courtesans and their dates wore fascinating outfits and, at one point, danced the Charleston to what looked like a jazz combo playing Verdi’s score.

The Exterminating Angel: compulsive repetitions and re-enactments

Thomas Adès’s third opera, The Exterminating Angel, is a dizzying, sometimes frightening, palimpsest of texts (literary and cinematic) and music, in which ceaseless repetitions of the past - inexact, ever varying, but inescapably compulsive - stultify the present and deny progress into the future. Paradoxically, there is endless movement within a constricting stasis. The essential elements collide in a surreal Sartrean dystopia: beasts of the earth (live sheep and a simulacra of a bear) roam, a disembodied hand floats through the air, water spouts from the floor and a burning cello provides the flames upon which to roast the sacrificial lambs. No wonder that when the elderly Doctor tries to restore order through scientific rationalism he is told, “We don't want reason! We want to get out of here!”

Dutch National Opera revives deliciously dark satire A Dog’s Heart

Is A Dog’s Heart even an opera? It is sung by opera singers to live music. Alexander Raskatov’s score, however, is secondary to the incredible stage visuals. Whatever it is, actor/director Simon McBurney’s first stab at opera is fantastic theatre. Its revival at Dutch National Opera, where it premiered in 2010, is hugely welcome.

A Chat With Italian Conductor Riccardo Frizza

Riccardo Frizza is a young Italian conductor whose performances in Europe and the United States are getting rave reviews. He tells us of his love for the operas of Verdi, Bellini, and particularly Donizetti.

Opera Rara: new recording of Bellini's Adelson e Salvini

In May 2016, Opera Rara gave Bellini aficionados a treat when they gave a concert performance of Vincenzo Bellini’s first opera, Adelson e Salvini, at the Barbican Hall. The preceding week had been spent in the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios, and this recording, released last month, is a very welcome addition to Opera Rara’s bel canto catalogue.

Jonas Kaufmann : Mahler Das Lied von der Erde

Jonas Kaufmann Mahler Das Lied von der Erde is utterly unique but also works surprisingly well as a musical experience. This won't appeal to superficial listeners, but will reward those who take Mahler seriously enough to value the challenge of new perspectives.

Garsington Opera For All

Following Garsington Opera for All’s successful second year of free public screenings on beaches, river banks and parks in isolated coastal and rural communities, Handel’s sparkling masterpiece Semele will be screened in four areas across the UK in 2017. Free events are programmed for Skegness (1 July), Ramsgate (22 July), Bridgwater (29 July) and Grimsby (11 October).

María José Moreno lights up the Israeli Opera with Lucia di Lammermoor

I kept hearing from knowledgeable opera fanatics that the Israeli Opera (IO) in Tel Aviv was a surprising sure bet. So I made my way to the Homeland to hear how supposedly great the quality of opera was. And man, I was in for treat.

Cinderella Enchants Phoenix

At Phoenix’s Symphony Hall on Friday evening April 7, Arizona Opera offered its final presentation of the 2016-2017 season, Gioachino Rossini’s Cinderella (La Cenerentola). The stars of the show were Daniela Mack as Cinderella, called Angelina in the opera, and Alek Shrader as Don Ramiro. Actually, Mack and Shrader are married couple who met singing these same roles at San Francisco Opera.

LA Opera’s Young Artist Program Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

On Saturday evening April 1, 2017, Placido Domingo and Los Angeles Opera celebrated their tenth year of training young opera artists in the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Program. From the singing I heard, they definitely have something of which to be proud.

Extravagant Line-up 2017-18 at Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, Germany

The town’s name itself “Baden-Baden” (named after Count Baden) sounds already enticing. Built against the old railway station, its Festspielhaus programs the biggest stars in opera for Germany’s largest auditorium. A Mecca for music lovers, this festival house doesn’t have its own ensemble, but through its generous sponsoring brings the great productions to the dreamy idylle.

Gerhaher and Bartoli take over Baden-Baden’s Festspielhaus

The Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden pretty much programs only big stars. A prime example was the Fall Festival this season. Grigory Sokolov opened with a piano recital, which I did not attend. I came for Cecilia Bartoli in Bellini’s Norma and Christian Gerhaher with Schubert’s Die Winterreise, and Anne-Sophie Mutter breathtakingly delivering Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto together with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Robin Ticciati, the ballerino conductor, is not my favorite, but together they certainly impressed in Mendelssohn.

Mahler Symphony no 8 : Jurowski, LPO, Royal Festival Hall, London

Mahler as dramatist! Mahler Symphony no 8 with Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall. Now we know why Mahler didn't write opera. His music is inherently theatrical, and his dramas lie not in narrative but in internal metaphysics. The Royal Festival Hall itself played a role, literally, since the singers moved round the performance space, making the music feel particularly fluid and dynamic. This was no ordinary concert.

Rameau's Les fêtes d'Hébé, ou Les talens lyriques: a charming French-UK collaboration at the RCM

Imagine a fête galante by Jean-Antoine Watteau brought to life, its colour and movement infusing a bucolic scene with charm and theatricality. Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opéra-ballet Les fêtes d'Hébé, ou Les talens lyriques, is one such amorous pastoral allegory, its three entrées populated by shepherds and sylvans, real characters such as Sapho and mythological gods such as Mercury.

The Royal Opera House announces its 2017/18 season

Details of the Royal Opera House's 2017/18 Season have been announced. Oliver Mears, who will begin his tenure as Director of Opera, comments: “I am delighted to introduce my first Season as Director of Opera for The Royal Opera House. As I begin this role, and as the world continues to reel from social and political tumult, it is reassuring to contemplate the talent and traditions that underpin this great building’s history. For centuries, a theatre on this site has welcomed all classes - even in times of revolution and war - to enjoy the most extraordinary combination of music and drama ever devised. Since the time of Handel, Covent Garden has been home to the most outstanding performers, composers and artists of every era. And for centuries, the joyous and often tragic art form of opera has offered a means by which we can be transported to another world, in all its wonderful excess and beauty.”

St Matthew Passion: Armonico Consort and Ian Bostridge

Whatever one’s own religious or spiritual beliefs, Bach’s St Matthew Passion is one of the most, perhaps the most, affecting depictions of the torturous final episodes of Jesus Christ’s mortal life on earth: simultaneously harrowing and beautiful, juxtaposing tender stillness with tragic urgency.

Pop Art with Abdellah Lasri in Berliner Staatsoper’s marvelous La bohème

Lindy Hume’s sensational La bohème at the Berliner Staatsoper brings out the moxie in Puccini. Abdellah Lasri emerged as a stunning discovery. He floored me with his tenor voice through which he embodied a perfect Rodolfo.

New opera Caliban banal and wearisome

Listening to Moritz Eggert’s Caliban is the equivalent of watching a flea-ridden dog chasing its own tail for one-and-half hours. It scratches, twitches and yelps. Occasionally, it blinks pleadingly, but you can’t bring yourself to care for such a foolish animal and its less-than-tragic plight.

Two rarities from the Early Opera Company at the Wigmore Hall

A large audience packed into the Wigmore Hall to hear the two Baroque rarities featured in this melodious performance by Christian Curnyn’s Early Opera Company. One was by the most distinguished ‘home-grown’ eighteenth-century musician, whose music - excepting some of the lively symphonies - remains seldom performed. The other was the work of a Saxon who - despite a few ups and downs in his relationship with the ‘natives’ - made London his home for forty-five years and invented that so English of genres, the dramatic oratorio.


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14 Apr 2017

Extravagant Line-up 2017-18 at Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, Germany

The town’s name itself “Baden-Baden” (named after Count Baden) sounds already enticing. Built against the old railway station, its Festspielhaus programs the biggest stars in opera for Germany’s largest auditorium. A Mecca for music lovers, this festival house doesn’t have its own ensemble, but through its generous sponsoring brings the great productions to the dreamy idylle.  »

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20 May 2008

La magie renouvelée de Glyndebourne

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20 May 2008

Musiktheater: Das Leben ist grindig wie der Südbahnhof

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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/ »