Strong Tempest at Santa Fe

The news from Santa Fe Opera last week-end is good, unexpectedly so. The British composer Thomas Ades’ new (2004) opera, a riff on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, has been rumored hard…

Patrizia Ciofi embrase Orange

http://www.lefigaro.fr/culture/20060731.FIG000000024_patrizia_ciofi_embrase_orange.html

PONCHIELLI: La Gioconda

La Gioconda, dramma lirico in four acts.Music composed by Amilcare Ponchielli (1834–1886). Libretto by Arrigo Boito (under the pseudonym Tobia Gorrio), based upon Victor Hugo’s Angelo, Tyrant of Padua (1835).

Daniel Harding: Conducting his life with brio

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1833325,00.html

Deutsche Genies kann man nicht lieben

http://www.welt.de/data/2006/07/29/978214.html

He Wrote the Words

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/30/books/review/30marshall.html?ref=music

A Little-Known Opera That Was Fit for a Prince

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/30/arts/music/30holl.html

Boris Godunov ó Royal Opera House, London

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1832968,00.html

Boris Godunov

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14936-2289963,00.html

Une nouvelle maison Mozart

http://www.lemonde.fr/web/article/0,1-0@2-3246,36-799609@51-791987,0.html