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Works by Beethoven and Gerald Barry

As a whole, this concert proved a curious affair. It probably made more sense in the context of Thomas Adès’s series of Beethoven and Barry concerts with the Britten Sinfonia. The idea of a night off from the symphonic Beethoven to turn to chamber works was, in principle, a good one, but the sole Gerald Barry piece here seemed oddly out of place – and not in a productive, provocative way. Even the Beethoven pieces did not really seem to fit together especially well. A lovely performance of the op.16 Quintet nevertheless made the evening worthwhile.

The Moderate Soprano : Q&A with Nancy Carroll and Roger Allam

Nancy Carroll and Roger Allam play Audrey Mildmay and John Christie in David Hare’s play The Moderate Soprano which is currently at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London.

Le Concert Royal de la Nuit - Ensemble Correspondances

Le Concert Royal de la Nuit with Ensemble Correspondances led by Sébastien Daucé, the glorious culmination of the finest London Festival of the Baroque in years on the theme "Treasures of the Grand Siècle". Le Concert Royal de la Nuit was Louis XIV's announcement that he would be "Roi du Soleil", a ruler whose magnificence would transform France, and the world, in a new age of splendour.

Voices of Revolution – Prokofiev, Exile and Return

Seven, they are Seven , op.30; Violin Concerto no.1 in D minor, op.19; Cantata for the Twentieth Anniverary of the October Revolution, op.74. David Butt Philip (tenor), Pekka Kuusisto (violin), Aidan Oliver (voice of Lenin, chorus director), Philharmonia Voices, Crouch End Festival Chorus, Students of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (military band), Philharmonia Orchestra/Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, Sunday 20 May 2018.

Charpentier Histoires sacrées, staged - London Baroque Festival

Marc-Antoine Charpentier Histoires sacrées with Ensemble Correspondances, conducted by Sébastien Daucé, at St John's Smith Square, part of the London Festival of the Baroque 2018. This striking staging, by Vincent Huguet, brought out its austere glory: every bit a treasure of the Grand Siècle, though this grandeur was dedicated not to Sun God but to God.

No Time in Eternity: Iestyn Davies discusses Purcell and Nyman

Revolution, repetition, rhetoric. On my way to meet countertenor Iestyn Davies, I ponder if these are the elements that might form connecting threads between the music of Henry Purcell and Michael Nyman, whose works will be brought together later this month when Davies joins the viol consort Fretwork for a thought-provoking recital at Milton Court Concert Hall.

Aïda in Seattle: don’t mention the war!

When Francesca Zambello presented Aïda at her own Glimmerglass Opera in 2012, her staging was, as they say, “ripped from today’s headlines.” Fighter planes strafed the Egyptian headquarters as the curtain rose, water-boarding was the favored form of interrogation, Radames was executed by lethal injection.

Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2018 opens with Annilese Miskimmon's Madama Butterfly

As the bells rang with romance from the tower of St George’s Chapel, Windsor, the rolling downs of Sussex - which had just acquired a new Duke - echoed with the strains of a rather more bitter-sweet cross-cultural love affair. Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s 2018 season opened with Annilese Miskimmon’s production of Madama Butterfly, first seen during the 2016 Glyndebourne tour and now making its first visit to the main house.

Remembering Debussy

This concert might have been re-titled Remembrance of Musical Times Past: the time, that is, when French song, nurtured in the Proustian Parisian salons, began to gain a foothold in public concert halls. But, the madeleine didn’t quite work its magic on this occasion.

Garsington's Douglas Boyd on Strauss and Skating Rinks

‘On August 3, 1941, the day that Capriccio was finished, 682 Jews were killed in Chernovtsy, Romania; 1,500 in Jelgava, Latvia; and several hundred in Stanisławów, Ukraine. On October 28, 1942, the day of the opera’s premiere in Munich, the first convoy of Jews from Theresienstadt arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau, and 90 percent of them went to the gas chamber.’

A chiaroscuro Orfeo from Iestyn Davies and La Nuova Musica

‘I sought to restrict the music to its true purpose of serving to give expression to the poetry and to strengthen the dramatic situations, without interrupting the action or hampering it with unnecessary and superfluous ornamentations. […] I believed further that I should devote my greatest effort to seeking to achieve a noble simplicity; and I have avoided parading difficulties at the expense of clarity.’

Lessons in Love and Violence: powerful musical utterances but perplexing dramatic motivations

‘What a thrill -/ My thumb instead of an onion. The top quite gone/ Except for a sort of hinge/ Of skin,/ A flap like a hat,/ Dead white. Then that red plush.’ Those who imagined that Sylvia Plath (‘Cut’, 1962) had achieved unassailable aesthetic peaks in fusing pain - mental and physical - with beauty, might think again after seeing and hearing this, the third, collaboration between composer George Benjamin and dramatist/librettist Martin Crimp: Lessons in Love and Violence.

Grands motets de Lalande

Majesté, a new recording by Le Poème Harmonique, led by Vincent Dumestre, of music by Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657-1726) new from Alpha Classics. Le Poème Harmonique are regular visitors to London, appreciated for the variety of their programes. On Friday this week, (11/5) they'll be at St John's Smith Square as part of the London Festival of Baroque, with a programme titled "At the World's Courts".

Perpetual Night - Early English Baroque, Ensemble Correspondances

New from Harmonia Mundi, Perpetual Night. a superb recording of ayres and songs from the 17th century, by Ensemble Correspondances with Sébastien Daucé and Lucile Richardot. Ensemble Correspondances are among the foremost exponents of the music of Versailles and the French royalty, so it's good to hear them turn to the music of the Stuart court.

Les Salons de Pauline Viardot: Sabine Devieilhe at Wigmore Hall

Always in demand on French and international stages, the French soprano Sabine Devieihle is, fortunately, becoming an increasingly frequent visitor to these shores. Her first appearance at Wigmore Hall was last month’s performance of works by Handel with Emmanuelle Haïm’s Le Concert d’Astrée. This lunchtime recital, reflecting the meetings of music and minds which took place at Parisian salon of the nineteenth-century mezzo-soprano Pauline Viardot (1821-1910), was her solo debut at the venue.

Jesus Christ Superstar at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago is now featuring as its spring musical Jesus Christ Superstar with music and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The production originated with the Regent’s Park Theatre, London with additional scenery by Bay Productions, U.K. and Commercial Silk International.

Persephone glows with life in Seattle

As a figure in the history of 20th century art, few deserve to be closer to center stage than Ida Rubenbstein. Without her talent, determination, and vast wealth, Ravel’s Boléro, Debussy’s Martyrdom of St. Sebastien, Honegger’s Joan of Arc at the Stake, and Stravinsky’s Perséphone would not exist.

La concordia de’ pianeti: Imperial flattery set to Baroque splendor in Amsterdam

One trusts the banquet following the world premiere of La concordia de’ pianeti proffered some spicy flavors, because Pietro Pariati’s text is so cloying it causes violent stomach-churning. In contrast, Antonio Caldara’s music sparkles and dances like a blaze of crystal chandeliers.

Kathleen Ferrier Awards Final 2018

The 63rd Competition for the Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2018 was an unusually ‘home-grown’ affair. Last year’s Final had brought together singers from the UK, the Commonwealth, Europe, the US and beyond, but the six young singers assembled at Wigmore Hall on Friday evening all originated from the UK.

Affecting and Effective Traviata in San Jose

Opera San Jose capped its consistently enjoyable, artistically accomplished 2017-2018 season with a dramatically thoughtful, musically sound rendition of Verdi’s immortal La traviata.


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20 May 2008

L’incoronazione di Poppea, Glyndebourne Festival Opera

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20 May 2008

Inspirations by Neruda, the Minutiae in Mahler

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18 May 2008

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

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18 May 2008

A Salon With Britten and Mozart as Guests

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18 May 2008

René Pape in New York

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18 May 2008

New York opera fans warily await arrival of Gérard Mortier

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07 May 2008

Glyndebourne: lust, greed -and some great tunes

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07 May 2008

A knight at the opera

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07 May 2008

Latest mash-up: COC and hip hop

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07 May 2008

Muti to CSO

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07 May 2008

Carolyn Abbate Joins University of Pennsylvania Faculty as Professor of Music

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07 May 2008

Conductor to skip vampire-themed opera

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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

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22 Apr 2008

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

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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

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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

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17 Apr 2008

Kathleen Battle, Carnegie Hall, New York

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11 Apr 2008

Tenor Giordani Sings for Pope at Yankee Stadium: Interview

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11 Apr 2008

'Candide' Shows Its Age

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11 Apr 2008

L'opéra passion

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11 Apr 2008

Feisty Orchestra Fuels Brussels Opera Changes

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11 Apr 2008

An Improbable Opera

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06 Apr 2008

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

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06 Apr 2008

Move over, Edinburgh

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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

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06 Apr 2008

A voice freed by discipline

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30 Mar 2008

For Star Singers, a Worthy Partner

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30 Mar 2008

The Power of a Russian Birthright

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30 Mar 2008

DiDonato’s Secret Ingredient

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30 Mar 2008

Cecilia Bartoli, Salle Pleyel, Paris

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30 Mar 2008

‘Tristan’ Gains a Star, Loses a Soprano

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30 Mar 2008

True to Wagner’s Vision

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23 Mar 2008

Third Tristan Survives Tension at the Met

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23 Mar 2008

Opera 'Thunderstorm' fascinating, impressive

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23 Mar 2008

Falstaff's Comedy and Dignity

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23 Mar 2008

Opera's elite celebrate music of Viardot

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17 Mar 2008

Stewed Queen Loses Her Head in 'Bolena'

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17 Mar 2008

Isabel Leonard, Weill Recital Hall

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17 Mar 2008

The Cliché-Busting Baritone

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17 Mar 2008

Wozzeck, La Monnaie, Brussels

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17 Mar 2008

St Matthew Passion at the Festival Hall

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17 Mar 2008

Eugene Onegin, ROH

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05 Mar 2008

A touch of Callas brought out the best in lyrical tenor

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05 Mar 2008

Rusalka, Operaen, Store Scene, Copenhagen

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05 Mar 2008

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03 Mar 2008

Deceduto il tenore Giuseppe Di Stefano

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03 Mar 2008

Tosca at the Royal Albert Hall

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03 Mar 2008

Benjamin Britten's Pampered Brute

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03 Mar 2008

A Polish Prince Seizes the Stage

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03 Mar 2008

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

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03 Mar 2008

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

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03 Mar 2008

On Met’s Grand Stage, Opera Singers of Tomorrow

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22 Feb 2008

Tito Manlio at the Barbican, London

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22 Feb 2008

'Tosca' is so intricately constructed it's uncuttable

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22 Feb 2008

Austria to auction late soprano's estate for charity

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20 Feb 2008

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

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20 Feb 2008

Giulio Cesare, Amsterdam

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20 Feb 2008

Houston Grand Opera: A Life of Many Acts

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20 Feb 2008

José Carreras

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20 Feb 2008

L.A. Opera unearths music suppressed by the Nazis

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20 Feb 2008

Der fliegende Holländer, Stuttgart Staatsoper

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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

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11 Feb 2008

Opera more dramatic in the seats

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11 Feb 2008

Bait & Switch

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11 Feb 2008

Filling the Silence With Music

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11 Feb 2008

Sopranos step up in competition

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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'

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06 Feb 2008

IU Jacobs School of Music captures several Grammy nominations

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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'

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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.

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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

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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'

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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 »