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Don Quichotte at Chicago Lyric

A welcome addition to Lyric Opera of Chicago’s roster was its recent production of Jules Massenet’s Don Quichotte.

Written on Skin: Royal Opera House

800 years ago, every book was a precious treasure - ‘written on skin’. In George Benjamin’s and Martin Crimp’s 2012 opera, Written on Skin, modern-day archivists search for one such artefact: a legendary 12th-century illustrated vanity project, commissioned by an unnamed Protector to record and celebrate his power.

Madama Butterfly at Staatsoper im Schiller Theater

It was like a “Date Night” at Staatsoper unter den Linden with its return of Eike Gramss’ 2012 production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. While I entered the Schiller Theater, the many young couples venturing to the opera together, and emerging afterwards all lovey-dovey and moved by Puccini’s melodramatic romance, encouraged me to think more positively about the future of opera.

It’s the end of the world as we know it: Hannigan & Rattle sing of Death

For the Late Night concert after the Saturday series, fifteen Berliners backed up Barbara Hannigan in yet another adventurous collaboration on a modern rarity with Simon Rattle. I was completely unfamiliar with the French composer, but the performance tonight made me fall in love with Gérard Grisey’s sensually disintegrating soundscape Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil, or “Fours Songs to cross the Threshold”.

A Vocally Extravagant Saturday Night with Berliner Philharmoniker

One of the things I love about the Philharmonie in Berlin, is the normalcy of musical excellence week after week. Very few venues can pull off with such illuminating star wattage. Michael Schade, Anne Schwanewilms, and Barbara Hannigan performed in two concerts with two larger-than-life conductors Thielemann and Rattle. We were taken on three thrilling adventures.

Les Troyens at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s original and superbly cast production of Hector Berlioz’s Les Troyens has provided the musical public with a treasured opportunity to appreciate one of the great operatic achievements of the nineteenth century.

Merry Christmas, Stephen Leacock

The Little Opera Company opened its 21st season by championing its own, as it presented the world premiere of Winnipeg composer Neil Weisensel’s Merry Christmas, Stephen Leacock.

Bampton Classical Opera 2017

In 2015, Bampton Classical Opera’s production of Salieri’s La grotta di Trofonio - a UK premiere - received well-deserved accolades: ‘a revelation ... the music is magnificent’ (Seen and Heard International), ‘giddily exciting, propelled by wit, charm and bags of joy’ (The Spectator), ‘lively, inventive ... a joy from start to finish’ (The Oxford Times), ‘They have done Salieri proud’ (The Arts Desk) and ‘an enthusiastic performance of riotously spirited music’ (Opera Britannia) were just some of the superlative compliments festooned by the critical press.

The nature of narropera?

How many singers does it take to make an opera? There are single-role operas - Schönberg’s Erwartung (1924) and Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies (1969) spring immediately to mind - and there are operas that just require a pair of performers, such as Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart i Salieri (1897) or The Telephone by Menotti (1947).

A Christmas Festival: La Nuova Musica at St John's Smith Square

Now in its 31st year, the 2016 Christmas Festival at St John’s Smith Square has offered sixteen concerts performed by diverse ensembles, among them: the choirs of King’s College, London and Merton College, Oxford; Christchurch Cathedral Choir, Oxford; The Gesualdo Six; The Cardinall’s Musick; The Tallis Scholars; the choirs of Trinity College and Clare College, Cambridge; Tenebrae; Polyphony and the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightment.

Fleming's Farewell to London: Der Rosenkavalier at the ROH

As 2016 draws to a close, we stand on the cusp of a post-Europe, pre-Trump world. Perhaps we will look back on current times with the nostalgic romanticism of Richard Strauss’s 1911 paean to past glories, comforts and certainties: Der Rosenkavalier.

Loft Opera’s Macbeth: Go for the Singing, Not the Experience

Ah, Loft Opera. It’s part of the experience to wander down many dark streets, confused and lost, in a part of Brooklyn you’ve never been. It is that exclusive—you can’t even find the performance!

A clipped Walküre in Amsterdam

Let’s start by getting a couple of gripes out of the way. First, the final act of Die Walküre does not constitute a full-length concert, even with a distinguished cast and orchestra, and with animated drawings fluttering on a giant screen.

A Leonard Bernstein Delight

When you combine two charismatic New York stage divas with the artistry of Los Angeles Opera, you have a mix that explodes into singing, dancing and an evening of superb entertainment.

An English Winter Journey

Roderick Williams’ and Julius Drake’s English Winter Journey seems such a perfect concept that one wonders why no one had previously thought of compiling a sequence of 24 songs by English composers to mirror, complement and discourse with Schubert’s song-cycle of love and loss.

History Repeating Itself: Prokofiev’s Semyon Kotko, Amsterdam Concertgebouw

A historical afternoon at the NTR Saturday Matinee occurred with an epic concert version of Prokofiev’s Soviet Opera Semyon Kotko.

L’amour de loin at the Metropolitan Opera

Opening night at the Metropolitan is a gleeful occasion even when the composer is long gone, but December 1st was an opening for a living composer who has been making waves around the world and is, gasp, a woman — the second woman composer ever to have an opera presented at the Met.

Battles administration neglects FLO’s assets by defunding the program

The college administration and President Denise Battles’ recent decision to defund the Finger Lakes Opera came as a shock to many and a concern to more. This decision reflects the administration’s blatant disregard for the arts and reveals a mindset that is counterproductive to the mission of the college.

Early Swedish opera - Stenhammer world premiere

The Feast at Solhaug : Henrik Ibsen's play Gildet paa Solhaug (1856) inspired Wilhelm Stenhammer's opera Gillet på Solhaug. The world premiere recording is now available via Sterling CD, in a 3 disc set which includes full libretto and background history.

La finta giardiniera at the Royal College of Music

For an opera that has never quite made it over the threshold into the ‘canonical’, the adolescent Mozart’s La finta giardiniera has not done badly of late for productions in the UK. In 2014, Glyndebourne presented Frederic Wake-Walker’s take on the eighteen-year-old’s dramma giocoso. Wake-Walker turned the romantic shenanigans and skirmishes into a debate on the nature of reality, in which the director tore off layers of theatrical artifice in order to answer Auden’s rhetorical question, ‘O tell me the truth about love’.


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The nature of narropera?

How many singers does it take to make an opera? There are single-role operas - Schönberg’s Erwartung (1924) and Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies (1969) spring immediately to mind - and there are operas that just require a pair of performers, such as Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart i Salieri (1897) or How many singers does it take to make an opera? There are single-role operas - Schönberg’s Erwartung (1924) and Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies (1969) spring immediately to mind - and there are operas that just require a pair of performers, such as Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart i Salieri (1897) or The Telephone by Menotti (1947). The Telephone by Menotti (1947).  »

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29 Oct 2007

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29 Oct 2007

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26 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

Elina Garanca und Mariss Jansons preisgekrönt

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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

Killer queen

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21 Oct 2007

Dostojewski in Wien: Suchtverhalten als Ahnung

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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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2007/10/18/bmroyal118.xml »

17 Oct 2007

Seattle Opera’s mythic interpretation is a knockout.

http://seattleweekly.com/2007-10-17/arts/opera-review-iphigenia-in-tauris.php »

17 Oct 2007

Sellars lends unique vision to production

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17 Oct 2007

Pushy Mother Plots to Win Her Son the Top Spot

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/16/arts/music/16agri.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

16 Oct 2007

Rediscovery: Hélène by Saint-Saëns

http://media-newswire.com/release_1056084.html »

15 Oct 2007

Don Carlos gets personal on a grand scale

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

15 Oct 2007

The Well-tempered Web

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/10/22/071022fa_fact_ross »

15 Oct 2007

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

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/10/15/DDIESPUOO.DTL »

15 Oct 2007

Swiss conductor Jordan named Paris Opera music director

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iaLQ0vWG2K5Ek6RiU_wGOOKmxpUg »

07 Oct 2007

Mackerras returns to home turf

http://www.smh.com.au/news/music/mackerras-returns-to-home-turf/2007/10/07/1191695736114.html »

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

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/20071006-9999-1c06lyric.html »

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/04/arts/music/04figa.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin »

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

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/09/16/PKTKS1HAE.DTL&type=performance »

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

http://music.guardian.co.uk/classical/story/0,,2160551,00.html »

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

http://arts.independent.co.uk/music/features/article2904239.ece »

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/17/arts/music/17mont.html?ref=music »

19 Aug 2007

Art Songs From An Honorary Austrian

http://www.nysun.com/article/60784 »

18 Aug 2007

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

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0816/p20s01-litr.html »

16 Aug 2007

Executive Leadership Changes at Opera Colorado

http://www.operacolorado.org/press/index.aspx?pageID=16&pressID=49 »

13 Aug 2007

Producers howl over sound cut out by MP3 compression

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13 Aug 2007

Showcasing a Starry Singer

http://www.nysun.com/article/60399 »

13 Aug 2007

Turn of the Screw, Glyndebourne, Sussex

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/5fa76cf8-48e0-11dc-b326-0000779fd2ac.html »

09 Aug 2007

War, Love, Loyalty & Betrayal

http://www.nysun.com/article/60203 »

09 Aug 2007

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

http://www.playbillarts.com/news/article/6906.html »

09 Aug 2007

The man who put opera on the front page

http://www.scena.org/columns/lebrecht/070808-NL-Adams.html »

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

http://www.tdg.ch/pages/home/tribune_de_geneve/l_actu/culture/detail_culture/(contenu)/104302 »

05 Jul 2007

French Opera Great Crespin Dies at 80

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/05/AR2007070501638.html »

05 Jul 2007

Italy's Spoleto Festival as a Family Affair

http://www.musicalamerica.com/news/newsstory.cfm?archived=0&storyID=16284&categoryID=1&cookies=1 »

02 Jul 2007

Beverly Sills Dies

http://www.nysun.com/article/57728 »

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

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/UN_BROADCASTING_RIGHTS?SITE=WIRE&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT »

22 Jun 2007

Katya Kabanová

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/bd080856-201a-11dc-9eb1-000b5df10621.html »

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

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=a14qNXpmXMnI&refer=muse »

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 »