Fabulous Mister Fat Belly

He’s a terrible old rogue – but to opera composers, he’s irresistible. Tim Ashley on the deathless appeal of Falstaff

Les Violons du Roy and Magdalena Koûen· at Carnegie Hall

On Sunday, 28 February 2006, Carnegie Hall presented Les Violons du Roy, Bernard Labadie, Music Director and Conductor, with Magdalena Koûen·, Mezzo-Soprano, featuring works by Rameau and Gluck. Here are two reviews.

Shoe Box Memories Travel to the Opera Stage


Orfeo ed Euridice, Lyric Opera of Chicago


Wozzeck, Royal Opera House, London


Meeting the Challenge in an India of Fantasy


BACH: Works for Trumpet

This recording is a grouping of various compositions by J.S. Bach, which are not solely dedicated to the trumpet, but provide some of the most demanding repertoire for the instrument prior to the nineteenth century.

The shocking death of Thomas Becket is brought to life in an opera


Australian composer takes over as director of Edinburgh festival


Death in Venice, Frankfurt Opera