The Savvy Operator Who Aced That Newfangled Art Form, Opera

Art Songs From An Honorary Austrian

Sea-shanty festival a porthole on Brittany’s mode de vie

The Week that Was for Opera: Santa Fe ó Dallas ó Denver/St Louis ó Toronto

The week just ended was certainly of historic moment in the world of North American opera companies.

Katharina Wagner’s Debut at Bayreuth

If you are in need of a Romantic, Alt-Nuernberg, Beloved-Old-Vaterland-As-It-(Never)-Was sort of production of “Die Meistersinger,” you would probably do well to wait for the Met revival, and stay far far away (actually, add another “far” to that) from the Bayreuth Festpiel’s latest “Skandal”-ripe interpretation.

Ohio Light Opera Festival

For twenty-eight years now the Ohio Light Opera Festival (OLO) has held forth in Wooster in the summertime, presenting no less than 99 different works (their big 100th comes next year), familiar and forgotten, by the likes of Gilbert and Sullivan, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Offenbach, Sigmund Romberg, Carl Zeller and Emmerich K·lm·n — to refer only to the authors of the seven undertaken this year.

Executive Leadership Changes at Opera Colorado

A Cloudy Mirror

ìTea: Mirror of the Soulî with book by Xu Ying and music by Tan Dun, revised from an earlier version first produced in Japan in 2002, was to have been the novelty of the present Santa Fe Opera season. Instead, it was dead on arrival.

Haydnís LíAnima del Filosofo (Orfeo ed Eurydice) ó A rare performance at Glimmerglass this summer, as part of their ìOrpheusî 2007 Festival Season

On a cold winterís day in Vienna, just before Christmas 1790, Mr. Haydn dined with Mr. Mozart for the last time.

Michael Maniaci Flies High as OrphÈe at Glimmerglass

The legend of Orpheus and Eurydice has come down through the centuries to us, on the way inspiring some sixty-four other known operas.