Love and death among battlements

In 2003, at Cagliís Accademia del Teatro, Elisabetta Courir directed a compelling CosÏ fan tutte, minimalist, sophisticated and low-budget; quite unlike Daniele Abbado, whose Lohengrin for Bolognaís Teatro Comunale integrated…

RÈgine Crespin ne chantera plus

http://www.tdg.ch/pages/home/tribune_de_geneve/l_actu/culture/detail_culture/(contenu)/104302

French Opera Great Crespin Dies at 80

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/05/AR2007070501638.html

Italy’s Spoleto Festival as a Family Affair

http://www.musicalamerica.com/news/newsstory.cfm?archived=0&storyID=16284&categoryID=1&cookies=1

HANDEL: Giulio Cesare in Egitto

Giulio Cesare in Egitto (HWV 17), Drama in three acts. Music composed by Georg Friedrich Handel (1685–1759). Libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym after an earlier libretto by Giacomo Francesco Bussani.

DONIZETTI: Don Pasquale

An ingenious and handsome staging, in the proper period and full of delicious color, fashion and furnishings, a production that honors the compatibility of tradition with good fun, and four…

SZYMANOWSKI: Songs of a Fairy-tale Princess; Harnasie; Love Songs of Hafiz

The Polish composer Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937) is one of more engaging composers of the early twentieth century.

DONIZETTI: Dom SÈbastien, roi de Portugal

When hearing the final work of a composer whose life was cut short, one can not help but wonder, ìWhat if?î

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Coq d’Or

The Golden Cockerel [Zolotoy petushok (Le coq d’or)], a dramatized fable with a prologue, three acts and an epilogue.

Beverly Sills Dies

http://www.nysun.com/article/57728