For the final HD moviecast of the 2007-08 season, the Metropolitan Opera will present two stars in a production that has already earned rave reviews at Covent Garden: Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Florez starring in Donizetti’s La Fille du Regiment.
Despite rumours to the contrary, English National Opera’s advertising material claims that this 12th revival of Nicholas Hytner’s popular production of ‘ The Magic Flute’ will be the last. Though…
Someone once called Handelís Italian cantata Apollo e Dafne a ìproto-operaî and itís easy to see why.
Among the signal operas of the twentieth century, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (1934) by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) is a powerful transformation of Shakespeareís tragedy Macbeth, based on the 1865 short story by Nicolai Leskov.
Die Meistersinger von N¸rnberg: Music drama in three acts.
For some seasons now, ENO has expressed a commitment to reinforce the role of dance within opera.
Do you remember a moment when a piece, new to you, so engaged you that you immediately wanted to know more. . .or all about it?