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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.

Die Frau ohne Schatten at Munich

It was fascinating to see — and of course, to hear — Krzysztof Warlikowsi’s productions of Die Gezeichneten and Die Frau ohne Schatten on consecutive nights of this year’s Munich Opera Festival.

A Resplendent Régine Crespin in Tosca

There have to be special reasons to release a monophonic live recording of a much-recorded opera. Often it can give us the opportunity to hear a singer in a major role that he or she never recorded commercially—or did record on some later occasion, when the voice was no longer fresh. Often a live recording catches the dramatic flow better than certain studio recordings that may be more perfect technically.


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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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29 Oct 2007

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26 Oct 2007

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23 Oct 2007

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22 Oct 2007

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22 Oct 2007

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21 Oct 2007

Monteverdi with an image problem

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21 Oct 2007

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21 Oct 2007

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18 Oct 2007

Diva fever

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17 Oct 2007

Royal College of Music: A serenade by the grateful stars of song

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17 Oct 2007

Seattle Opera’s mythic interpretation is a knockout.

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17 Oct 2007

Sellars lends unique vision to production

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17 Oct 2007

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16 Oct 2007

Rediscovery: Hélène by Saint-Saëns

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15 Oct 2007

Don Carlos gets personal on a grand scale

http://www.thestar.com/printArticle/266774 »

15 Oct 2007

The Well-tempered Web

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15 Oct 2007

San Francisco Opera's 'Magic Flute' a bit out of tune

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15 Oct 2007

Swiss conductor Jordan named Paris Opera music director

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07 Oct 2007

Mackerras returns to home turf

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07 Oct 2007

Jose Carreras woos Moscow with songs of love

http://www.russiatoday.ru/entertainment/news/15237 »

07 Oct 2007

Seattle Opera and the Met collaborate on "Iphigenia"

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07 Oct 2007

Lyric Opera meets 'Impossible' challenge

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07 Oct 2007

The Newest British Flagship

http://www.nysun.com/article/64011 »

07 Oct 2007

A Sensible, Musical ‘Figaro'

http://www.nysun.com/article/63959 »

07 Oct 2007

A ‘Figaro’ With Youth, Agility and Eros

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07 Oct 2007

Das Rheingold, Royal Opera House, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/16568476-71c6-11dc-8960-0000779fd2ac.html »

19 Sep 2007

The First of Maazel's Last

http://www.nysun.com/article/62945 »

19 Sep 2007

The gentle composer with fire in his soul

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article2474580.ece »

19 Sep 2007

S.F. Opera's German diction coach, 91, speaks from experience

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19 Sep 2007

The Culture: 'Samson and Delilah' and religion

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/09/12/DDG0S3FM1.DTL »

12 Sep 2007

A slave tale fails to break free

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/04a37ada-6146-11dc-bf25-0000779fd2ac.html »

12 Sep 2007

Iphigénie en Tauride, Royal Opera House, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/849a8af8-6083-11dc-8ec0-0000779fd2ac.html »

10 Sep 2007

A Taste of City Opera's Season

http://www.nysun.com/article/62285 »

07 Sep 2007

The Paradoxes of Pavarotti

http://www.nysun.com/article/62071 »

07 Sep 2007

All about Roberto and Angela

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/4dec808e-5c9a-11dc-9cc9-0000779fd2ac.html »

05 Sep 2007

Street Scenes: Opera on a Brooklyn Sidewalk

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118894606447517416.html?mod=weekend_leisure_banner_left »

05 Sep 2007

Don ho!

http://thephoenix.com/article_ektid46683.aspx »

04 Sep 2007

Poulenc Celebration

http://living.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=1104&id=1398062007 »

04 Sep 2007

Pitch perception skewed by modern tuning

http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=mg19526194.100 »

02 Sep 2007

The science of music

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article2350325.ece »

02 Sep 2007

Hitting the high notes

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02 Sep 2007

Singing the Lament of a Fugitive Slave

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02 Sep 2007

Off with the trousers

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02 Sep 2007

Capriccio, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

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02 Sep 2007

An Isolde in a million

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02 Sep 2007

Prima la Musica, Poi le Parole / Dido & Aeneas

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23 Aug 2007

Naxos Now on MusicGiants; PentaTone to Come

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23 Aug 2007

Stressed Opera Singers Turn to Drugs

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21 Aug 2007

Kate Royal and Christine Rice, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

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19 Aug 2007

The Savvy Operator Who Aced That Newfangled Art Form, Opera

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19 Aug 2007

Art Songs From An Honorary Austrian

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18 Aug 2007

Sea-shanty festival a porthole on Brittany's mode de vie

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16 Aug 2007

Executive Leadership Changes at Opera Colorado

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13 Aug 2007

Producers howl over sound cut out by MP3 compression

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13 Aug 2007

Showcasing a Starry Singer

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13 Aug 2007

Turn of the Screw, Glyndebourne, Sussex

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09 Aug 2007

War, Love, Loyalty & Betrayal

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09 Aug 2007

Metropolitan Opera to Triple Number of U.S. Screens for Simulcasts

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09 Aug 2007

The man who put opera on the front page

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09 Aug 2007

Four Trips to Hell and Back at the Opera

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09 Aug 2007

What is it about Wagner?

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02 Aug 2007

The evolution of the Proms

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05 Jul 2007

Régine Crespin ne chantera plus

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05 Jul 2007

French Opera Great Crespin Dies at 80

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05 Jul 2007

Italy's Spoleto Festival as a Family Affair

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02 Jul 2007

Beverly Sills Dies

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28 Jun 2007

Opera With Attitude, Guitars, and a Dose of Mayhem

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26 Jun 2007

Mozilla + iTunes + Rhapsody = Songbird

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22 Jun 2007

Woody Allen "seduced" by Los Angeles Opera

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/22/AR2007062200335.html »

22 Jun 2007

Talks on Global Broadcast Treaty Fail

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22 Jun 2007

Katya Kabanová

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18 Jun 2007

China student wins Cardiff Singer

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/6762643.stm »

18 Jun 2007

Stark beauty in telling of a tragic love story

http://living.scotsman.com/performing.cfm?id=952172007 »

18 Jun 2007

Laugh Now, Stupid! Garsington's `Lady of the Lake' Is Bad Joke

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18 Jun 2007

Hey, Giovanni, Put a Shirt on. You’ll Catch Cold.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/18/arts/music/18giov.html?ref=music »

18 Jun 2007

Out Amid the Cold Night Air the Devil Dares to Tread

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/16/arts/music/16faus.html?ref=music »

18 Jun 2007

Singing! Dancing! Tragedy! Comedy! Resurrecting a 1600s Operatic Spectacle

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/16/arts/music/16lull.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

18 Jun 2007

Opera's 'Iphigénie' cuts to the heart of myth in austere, intense production

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/06/16/DDGN7QFKCS1.DTL&hw=kosman&sn=002&sc=355 »

18 Jun 2007

Der Rosenkavalier, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/b62e681c-18ff-11dc-a961-000b5df10621.html »

11 Jun 2007

Janáček , From the House of the Dead

http://www.musicweb-international.com/SandH/2007/Jan-Jun07/janacek3105.htm »

06 Jun 2007

Wiener Staatsoper: Dominique Meyer wird Direktor ab 2010

http://www.diepresse.at/home/kultur/news/308760/index.do?_vl_backlink=/home/index.do »

04 Jun 2007

The Gambler

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article1877800.ece »

04 Jun 2007

Something to sing about

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/music/article-23399286-details/Something+to+sing+about/article.do »

04 Jun 2007

Splendor of 'Giovanni' too short

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/06/04/DDGN1Q64I71.DTL »

04 Jun 2007

Wexford Opera Festival, Der Silbersee, Pulcinella/Arlecchino, Johnstown Castle, Wexford

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/f5d0acee-12b7-11dc-a475-000b5df10621.html »

01 Jun 2007

Opera's Dynamic Duo

http://www.nysun.com/article/55651 »

30 May 2007

Royal Opera House buys leading classical music and dance DVD label

http://info.royaloperahouse.org/News/Index.cfm?ccs=1150 »

27 May 2007

Faust and the Exploding Angel

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/27/arts/music/27kell.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

27 May 2007

„Singen macht süchtig”

http://www.merkur-online.de/nachrichten/kultur/kunstakt/art282,798824.html »

27 May 2007

Nie wieder Königin der Nacht

http://www.welt.de/kultur/article896558/Nie_wieder_Koenigin_der_Nacht.html »

27 May 2007

Amanda Roocroft, Middle Temple Hall, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/eefba918-0a43-11dc-93ae-000b5df10621.html »

27 May 2007

Preview: Fidelio, Royal Opera House, London

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts/music/features/article2579330.ece »

27 May 2007

Così fan tutte, Glyndebourne, UK

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/6b8cc1da-097a-11dc-a349-000b5df10621.html »

25 May 2007

Carol I. Crawford To Leave At Conclusion Of 2008-2009 Season

http://www.operatoday.com/documents/Tulsa_Opera.pdf »

23 May 2007

Angela Gheorghiu in an interview about Puccini

http://youtube.com/watch?v=csfrubAhr8w »

20 May 2007

Pelléas et Mélisande, Royal Opera House London

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/reviews/article2562994.ece »

20 May 2007

Une "Walkyrie" belle à voir et à entendre

http://www.lemonde.fr/web/article/0,1-0@2-3246,36-912315@51-897966,0.html »

20 May 2007

‘I put up with noisy opera-goers’

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/353dc0de-02a9-11dc-a023-000b5df10621.html »

20 May 2007

Boston’s Early-Music Hegemony, Reasserted

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/18/arts/music/18earl.html?ref=music »

17 May 2007

Glimmerglass on a New Course

http://www.nysun.com/article/54662 »

17 May 2007

Bizet via mail-order catalogue

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/daa88e7c-0494-11dc-80ed-000b5df10621.html »

17 May 2007

Met Opera to Expand Simulcasts in Theaters

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/17/arts/music/17broa.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

03 May 2007

Wagner Dream -- Grand Théâtre, Luxembourg

http://music.guardian.co.uk/live/story/0,,2071182,00.html »

03 May 2007

'Billy Budd' showcases a decidedly different opera star

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/living/arts/opera/s_505713.html »

03 May 2007

The Tristan Project, Avery Fisher Hall, New York

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0db1a166-f994-11db-9b6b-000b5df10621.html »

03 May 2007

Eugene Onegin, Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre, Moscow

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2f1cb14a-f991-11db-9b6b-000b5df10621.html »

01 May 2007

Sexy Divas Boosting Classical Music Biz

http://www.businessweek.com/globalbiz/content/may2007/gb20070501_375740.htm?campaign_id=rss_daily »

01 May 2007

Dawn Upshaw's Beautiful World of Song

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/01/arts/music/01dawn.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

23 Apr 2007

Giulio Cesare at Barbican, London

http://music.guardian.co.uk/live/story/0,,2063163,00.html »

23 Apr 2007

Shrieks and screams over orchestra

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070423.ELEKTRA23/TPStory/TPEntertainment/Music/ »

23 Apr 2007

Stiffelio, Royal Opera House, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/e33bd478-f1b0-11db-b5b6-000b5df10621.html »

23 Apr 2007

A Triply Superb ‘Il Trittico'

http://www.nysun.com/article/53016 »

20 Apr 2007

Da Corneto ready for 'cursed' opera

http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/stage/349737,WKP-News-forza20.article »

20 Apr 2007

Beauty Across the Board

http://www.nysun.com/article/52891 »

20 Apr 2007

Met's `Trittico' . . .

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

20 Apr 2007

The Rake’s Progress, La Monnaie, Brussels

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/e7d5272c-ee87-11db-b5e9-000b5df10621.html »

18 Apr 2007

Drama at Vienna opera: Who will be its new leader?

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/04/18/news/austria.php »

16 Apr 2007

‘Giulio Cesare': Et Tu, New Met?

http://www.nysun.com/article/52540 »

16 Apr 2007

Pushkin/Prokofiev 'Godunov' finally realized

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/magazine/20070416_Pushkin_Prokofiev_Godunov_finally_realized.html »

16 Apr 2007

Inventive staging, skilled cast bring 1836 drama to life

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/20070416-9999-1c16opera.html »

16 Apr 2007

In search of a distant sound

http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles/2007/04/15/in_search_of_a_distant_sound/ »

11 Apr 2007

"Giulio Cesare," Crocodile-style

http://www.musicalamerica.com/news/newsstory.cfm?archived=0&storyid=15766&categoryid=4&cookies=1 »

09 Apr 2007

A Grand Work On a Miniature Scale

http://www.nysun.com/article/52080 »

08 Apr 2007

'I like to go on new adventures'

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/20070408-9999-lz1a08des.html »

08 Apr 2007

Bostridge/Adès, St Luke’s Church, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/6e2593fe-e45e-11db-bf06-000b5df10621.html »

08 Apr 2007

Colin Graham dies at 75

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/entertainment/stories.nsf/visitstlouis/story/424168FB6D19DEEF862572B60011E19F?OpenDocument »

05 Apr 2007

Mainstay Soprano Feels Snubbed by the Met

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/05/arts/music/05ruth.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

05 Apr 2007

Anna & Rolando Celebrate the Met, Metropolitan Opera, New York

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/bd6d35a6-e2ca-11db-a1c9-000b5df10621.html »

05 Apr 2007

'Too fat' opera star makes slight return

http://music.guardian.co.uk/classical/story/0,,2050116,00.html »

05 Apr 2007

Uproar in Vienna Over Opera-House Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/04/AR2007040401701.html »

03 Apr 2007

Quick Sex, Greed, Bryn Terfel Feature at London's Royal Opera

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aCgAuv8Sv4rI&refer=muse »

03 Apr 2007

Straddling Puccini’s China, From Smaller Roles to Large Spectacle

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/03/arts/music/03tura.html?ref=music »

03 Apr 2007

National Council Audition Winners Named!

http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/news/news_flash.aspx »

31 Mar 2007

Operatic flim-flam fun

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070331.MONTREAL31/TPStory/TPEntertainment/Music/ »

31 Mar 2007

Lyric Opera unmasks new 'Ballo'

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/living/articles/2007/03/31/lyric_opera_unmasks_new_ballo/ »

31 Mar 2007

Tote Diana, irrer George

http://www.diepresse.at/home/kultur/klassik/294745/index.do?_vl_backlink=/home/kultur/klassik/index.do »

27 Mar 2007

Deutsche Oper Goes From Bad to Worse With Weber Booed in Berlin

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aBGLGiQJB96w&refer=muse »

27 Mar 2007

Soprano’s Colorful Voice Undimmed, Despite a Cold

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/26/arts/music/26damr.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

27 Mar 2007

La donna del lago, New York City Opera, New York

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/9c305330-db83-11db-9233-000b5df10621.html »

27 Mar 2007

Welcome back noble 'Chenier'

http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/stage/ny-etmet5145587mar26,0,7365495.story?coll=ny-theater-print »

27 Mar 2007

Julian Budden — BBC producer and Verdi scholar

http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/article2393342.ece »

26 Mar 2007

Culture clash

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/theatre/show-23363664-details/30th+London+Handel+Festival+2007:+Benjamin+Britten+International+Opera+School+-+Poro,+Re+Dell'+Indie/showReview.do?reviewId=23390345 »

26 Mar 2007

WNO's 'Walkure' Takes Flight

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/25/AR2007032501220.html »

26 Mar 2007

Resurrecting Rossini's Leading Lady

http://www.nysun.com/article/51153 »

26 Mar 2007

The Modern ‘Magic Flute'

http://www.nysun.com/article/51189 »

25 Mar 2007

Chicago Opera Theater springs forward

http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/music/classical/311754,SHO-Sunday-cot25.article »

25 Mar 2007

Rebel Poet Loses His Heart (and Head)

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/24/arts/music/24andr.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

25 Mar 2007

Central City vs. Opera Colorado?

http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_5499463 »

21 Mar 2007

Opera star wins "underwear throwing" case

http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSSYD27518920070321 »

20 Mar 2007

Munich Mussorgsky Revival Mixes Liturgy With Torture and Murder

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

19 Mar 2007

Sing Like An Egyptian

http://www.nysun.com/article/50745 »

18 Mar 2007

A soprano spreads her wings

http://living.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=420142007 »

18 Mar 2007

Historic opera makes plea for tolerance

http://www.ejpress.org/article/15183 »

18 Mar 2007

The Tempest, Royal Opera House, London

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/reviews/article2369524.ece »

18 Mar 2007

That Face of Beauty, the Chaos It Creates

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/17/arts/music/17hele.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

18 Mar 2007

A ‘Barber' Debut for DiDonato

http://www.nysun.com/article/50622 »

18 Mar 2007

Dido and Aeneas, Sadler’s Wells, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/38aba3b8-d314-11db-829f-000b5df10621.html »

15 Mar 2007

Imelda de’Lambertazzi, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/4017d4ac-d2e5-11db-829f-000b5df10621.html »

15 Mar 2007

Imelda de’ Lambertazzi

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/live_reviews/article1509875.ece »

15 Mar 2007

"Figaro" in Zürich: Revolution, Kind der Komödie

http://www.diepresse.at/home/kultur/klassik/290503/index.do?_vl_backlink=/home/kultur/klassik/index.do »

13 Mar 2007

Mark Morris Directs and Choreographs Orfeo ed Euridice in Met Debut

http://www.operatoday.com/documents/MarkMorris.pdf »

12 Mar 2007

Which Is the People’s Opera? Let the Fireworks Begin

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/11/arts/music/11tomm.html?ref=music »

12 Mar 2007

This Time, Tragic Butterfly Lives in a Low-Frills Zone

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/12/arts/music/12butt.html?ref=music »

06 Mar 2007

A pleasure for all

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/theatre/show-23363335-details/Royal%20Academy%20Opera:%20Tchaikovsky's%20Iolanta%20And%20Puccini's%20Gianni%20Schicchi/showReview.do?reviewId=23387855 »

06 Mar 2007

A Recital To Last the Ages

http://www.nysun.com/article/49867 »

05 Mar 2007

Die Walküre, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/93374fc2-cb43-11db-b436-000b5df10621.html »

04 Mar 2007

Unterm zappelnden Monde von Le Havre

http://www.welt.de/kultur/musik/article745469/Unterm_zappelnden_Monde_von_Le_Havre.html »

02 Mar 2007

Eclipsing Beauty

http://www.city-journal.org/html/eon2007-03-01hm.html »

02 Mar 2007

Julian Budden (1924-2007)

http://www.puccini.it/bollettino/20070301-Budden.pdf »

02 Mar 2007

Daniels/Le Point du Jour

http://music.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,2023893,00.html »

01 Mar 2007

Orlando, Royal Opera House, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0afeef72-c768-11db-8078-000b5df10621.html »

28 Feb 2007

The Excursions of Mr Broucek, Barbican, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/3c3c18ea-c681-11db-be1a-000b5df10621.html »

27 Feb 2007

Met to Add Seven New Productions for 2007-8

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/27/arts/music/27met.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »