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…
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…
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?