Allegri ìMiserereî; Palestrina ìMissa Papae Marcelliî

This is a recording that glories in iconicity.

Dusting off a MasterpieceÖ ìThe Fortunes of King Croesusî by Reinhard Keiser, coming to Opera North, Leeds and Minnesota Opera soon.

Masterpiece? The term rather depends on whether the artist in question was indeed a master and it might come as a surprise to learn that this little-known composer of the…

Margaret Garner at NYCO

The New York City Operaís production of Richard Danielpourís and Toni Morrisonís opera, Margaret Garner, boldly faces the ugly history of slavery in the United States, and the racism inherent…

Hear the Voice and Prayer

There are a number of signs of the popularity of the Kingís Singersótheir longevity as an ensemble, the huge success of their public concerts, and their sizable discography all come…

The Feast of St. Edward, King and Confessor at Westminster Abbey.

Westminster Abbey is surely many things to many people.

Playing Elizabethís Tune

The 2004 DVD “Playing Elizabethís Tune,” originating in a BBC television production, features concert performances of Byrdís sacred music sung by the Tallis Scholars along with documentary material treating the…

GIORDANO: Andrea ChÈnier

Andrea ChÈnier, an opera in four acts.

Brewer at her best in live “Fidelio”

It is not surprising that it was Beethoven’s Fidelio that was chosen to reconsecrate rebuilt opera houses in Vienna and Berlin in the years after World War Two.

Italian Sunshine Sweeps Away Gloomy Operatic Forecast

If the swift downpour that hit Pesaro, moments before the Prima of G. Rossini’s Otello on August 8th, seemed like a bad omen, that was nothing compared to the two…

PENDERECKI: Die Teufel von Loudon

Of the operas composed in the latter half of the twentieth century, Krzysztof Pendereckiís Die Teufel von Loudon is a significant contribution to the repertoire.