Monteverdiís ìLíOrfeoî, Glimmerglass 2007 ó Slattery rises to Aldenís challenging concept

The first masterpiece in the history of opera. Thatís a tall order to live up to for any company and for any band of singers, especially those at the beginning of their careers.

Madame Butterfly: The Search Continues

Over the past decade, there have been a plethora of works trying to identify the historical models for characters in Puccini’s famous opera Madama Butterfly.

Producers howl over sound cut out by MP3 compression

Showcasing a Starry Singer

Turn of the Screw, Glyndebourne, Sussex

CosÏ fan tutte Deconstructed

W. A. Mozartís CosÏ fan tutte, heard on a stormy night July 11, proved a sorry exercise in deconstruction, something I never expected to endure at Santa Fe Opera.

Bieito Does La Fanciulla del West at Staatsoper Stuttgart

Staatsoper Stuttgart presented its new production of The Girl of the Golden West, directed by Calixto Bieito. And, well, it began with an added dialogue scene to establish the “concept.”

War, Love, Loyalty & Betrayal

Metropolitan Opera to Triple Number of U.S. Screens for Simulcasts

The man who put opera on the front page