BACH: Cantatas, vol. 18

Here we have another part of John Eliot Gardinerís remarkable Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, undertaken to performóand record liveóall of Bachís surviving church cantatas at many different churches in a single year.


Piotr Anderszewski is a talented young pianist, who makes Szymanowskiís music come alive in his recent recording of three of the composerís major pieces.

Has the fat lady sung for Italian opera?

Wagner’s `Ring’ Features Eschenbach, Singing Zombies in Paris

The Mines of Sulphur, New York City Opera

When a Sex Slave Makes Her Escape, Revenge Is in the Supernatural Air

Loud and clear ó Yvonne Kenny wants to break down barriers between the “amplified” generation and opera lovers

Opera babes ó Glyndebourne is reaching out to twentysomethings with its new operatic thriller Tangier Tattoo. What did post-punk rockers the Suffrajets make of it?,11710,1599804,00.html

Before being put to death, Norma would like to say a few words — and sing her heart out

An Opera Without Melodies