RACHMANINOV: Piano concerti nos. 1 and 2

This is a wonderful, recent recording of these popular piano concertos by Rachmaninov. The Piano concerto no. 1 is a studio recording, while the Piano concerto no. 2 is a live version.

Ian Bostridge, Middle Temple Hall, London



New recordings of complete operas lumber into view these days as the dinosaurs trod painfully into a dying sun in an animated depiction of their extinction.

Retired opera star returns to Iowa


OFFENBACH: La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein

Los Angeles Opera opened the 2005-6 season with a staging of Offenbachís La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein, directed by Hollywoodís Garry Marshall.

A soprano stands tall while others sicken and fall


Jumalaa kiitt‰‰ sielunióHymns in Finnish

In 2001, Finland observed the 300th anniversary of the Finnish Hymnal. As a part of the celebration, YLE (the Finnish public broadcasting company) launched a project to record a substantial portion of the hymnal in performance by soloists or ensembles.

Mara Lanfranchi


More Offenbach, more often


Otto Schenk, Opera Director, Says ‘Don Pasquale’ Is His Last Met Production