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Prom 9: Fidelio lives by its Florestan

The last time Beethoven’s sole opera, Fidelio, was performed at the Proms, in 2009, Daniel Barenboim was making a somewhat belated London opera debut with his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.

The Merchant of Venice: WNO at Covent Garden

In Out of Africa, her account of her Kenyan life, Karen Blixen relates an anecdote, ‘Farah and The Merchant of Venice’. When Blixen told Farah Aden, her Somali butler, the story of Shakespeare’s play, he was disappointed and surprised by the denouement: surely, he argued, the Jew Shylock could have succeeded in his bond if he had used a red-hot knife? As an African, Farah expected a different narrative, demonstrating that our reception of art depends so much on our assumptions and preconceptions.

Leoncavallo's Zazà at Investec Opera Holland Park

The make-up is slapped on thickly in this new production of Leoncavallo’s Zazà by director Marie Lambert and designer Alyson Cummings at Investec Opera Holland Park.

McVicar’s Enchanting but Caliginous Rigoletto in Castle Olavinlinna at Savonlinna Opera Festival

David McVicar’s thrilling take on Verdi’s Rigoletto premiered as the first international production of this Summer’s Savonlinna Opera Festival. The scouts for the festival made the smart decision to let McVicar adapt his 2001 Covent Garden staging to the unique locale of Castle Olavinlinna.

Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance at Covent Garden

The end of the ROH’s summer season was marked as usual by the Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance but this year’s showcase was a little lacklustre at times.

A Falstaff Opera in Shakespeare’s Words: Sir John in Love

Only one Shakespeare play has resulted in three operas that get performed today (whether internationally or primarily in one language-region). Perhaps surprisingly, the play in question is a comedy that is sometimes considered a lesser work by the Bard: The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Sallinen’s Kullervo is Brutal and Spectacular Finnish Opera at Savonlinna Opera Festival

For the centenary of Finland’s Independence, the Savonlinna Opera Festival brought back Kari Heiskanen’s spectacular 1992 production of Aulis Salinen’s Kullervo. The excellent Finnish soloists and glorious choir unflinchingly offered this opera of vocal blood and guts. Conductor Hannu Lintu fired up the Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra in Sallinen’s thrilling music.

Kát’a Kabanová at Investec Opera Holland Park

If there was any doubt of the insignificance of mankind in the face of the forces of Nature, then Yannis Thavoris’ design for Olivia Fuchs production of Janáček’s Kát’a Kabanová - first seen at Investec Opera Holland Park in 2009 - would puncture it in a flash, figuratively and literally.

A bel canto feast at Cadogan Hall

The bel canto repertoire requires stylish singing, with beautiful tone and elegant phrasing. Strength must be allied with grace in order to coast the vocal peaks with unflawed legato; flexibility blended with accuracy ensures the most bravura passages are negotiated with apparent ease.

Don Pasquale: a cold-hearted comedy at Glyndebourne

Director Mariame Clément’s Don Pasquale, first seen during the 2011 tour and staged in the house in 2013, treads a fine line between realism and artifice.

Billy Budd Indomitable in Des Moines

It is hard to know where to begin to praise the peerless accomplishment that is Des Moines Metro Opera’s staggeringly powerful Billy Budd.

Tannhäuser at Munich

Romeo Castellucci’s aesthetic — if one may speak in the singular — is very different from almost anything else on show in the opera house at the moment. That, I have no doubt, is unquestionably a good thing. Castellucci is a serious artist and it is all too easy for any of us to become stuck in an artistic rut, congratulating ourselves not only on our understanding but also,  may God help us, our ‘taste’ — as if so trivial a notion had something to do with anything other than ourselves.

Des Moines Answers Turandot’s Riddles

With Turandot, Des Moines Metro Opera operated from the premise of prima la voce, and if the no-holds-barred singing and rhapsodic playing didn’t send shivers down your spine, well, you were at the wrong address.

Maria Visits Des Moines

With an atmospheric, crackling performance of Astor Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires, Des Moines Metro Opera once again set off creative sparks with its Second Stage concept.

Die schöne Müllerin: Davies and Drake provoke fresh thoughts at Middle Temple Hall

Schubert wrote Die schöne Müllerin (1824) for a tenor (or soprano) range - that of his own voice. Wilhelm Müller’s poems depict the youthful unsophistication of a country lad who, wandering with carefree unworldliness besides a burbling stream, comes upon a watermill, espies the miller’s fetching daughter and promptly falls in love - only to be disillusioned when she spurns him for a virile hunter. So, perhaps the tenor voice possesses the requisite combination of lightness and yearning to convey this trajectory from guileless innocence to disenchantment and dejection.

World Premiere of Aulis Sallinen’s Castle in the Water Savonlinna Opera Festival

For my first trip to Finland, I flew from Helsinki to the east, close to the border of Russia near St. Petersburg over many of Suomi’s thousand lakes, where the summer getaway Savonlinna lays. Right after the solstice during July and early August, the town’s opera festival offers high quality productions. In this enchanting locale in the midst of peaceful nature, the sky at dusk after the mesmerising sunset fades away is worth the trip alone!

Mozart and Stravinsky in Aix

Bathed in Mediterranean light, basking in enlightenment Aix found two famous classical works, Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress in its famous festival’s open air Théâtre de l’Archevêche. But were we enlightened?

Des Moines: Nothing ‘Little’ About Night Music

Des Moines Metro Opera’s richly detailed production of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music left an appreciative audience to waltz home on air, and has prompted this viewer to search for adequate superlatives.

Longborough Festival Opera: A World Class Tristan und Isolde in a Barn Shed

Of all the places, I did not expect a sublime Tristan und Isolde in a repurposed barn in the Cotswolds. Don’t be fooled by Longborough’s stage without lavish red curtains to open and close each act. Any opera house would envy the riveting chemistry between Peter Wedd and Lee Bisset in this intimate, 500 seat setting. Conductor Anthony Negus proved himself a master at Wagner’s emotional depth. Epic drama in minimalistic elegance: who needs a big budget when you have talent and drama this passionate?

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra throws a glossy Bernstein party

For almost thirty years, summer at the Concertgebouw has been synonymous with Robeco SummerNights. This popular series expands the classical concert formula with pop, film music, jazz and more, served straight up or mixed together. Composer Leonard Bernstein’s versatility makes his oeuvre, ranging from Broadway to opera, prime SummerNight fare.


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11 Jul 2017

Savonlinna Opera Festival (I): World Premiere of Aulis Sallinen’s Castle in the Water

For my first trip to Finland, I flew from Helsinki to the east, close to the border of Russia near St. Petersburg over many of Suomi’s thousand lakes, where the summer getaway Savonlinna lays. Right after the solstice during July and early August, the town’s opera festival offers high quality productions. In this enchanting locale in the midst of peaceful nature, the sky at dusk after the mesmerising sunset fades away is worth the trip alone! »

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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/ »