Big ambitions in a small town

A Singing Hiker Who Scales the Heights of Mozart Opera

Tremendous Foreboding in the Air

SAINT-SAÀNS: Samson et Dalila

French composer Camille Saint-SaÎns was a child prodigy, musicologist, astronomer, archeologist, poet, writer, teacher, and one of the most important and prolific composers of his generation. Yet, Saint-SaÎnsí reputation has,…

PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut

Manon Lescaut was Pucciniís first big success, and his first contribution to the repertory. Yet itís popularity has always lagged behind that of the composerís following three mega-hits La Boheme,…

Ewa Podle? ó Rossini Gala

If Rossini could set a laundry list to music, then Ewa Podle? is one of the few candidates available to sing it. In this CD, recorded live at the Polish…

Software idea could benefit opera

Barbarians as a compelling chorus

Tangier Tattoo, Glyndebourne Opera House, Glyndebourne


Fedora, a melodrama in three acts. Umberto Giordano, composer. Arturo Colautti, librettist, based on the play with the same name by Victorien Sardou First performance: 17 November 1898 at Teatro…