Radio 3 to video stream ENO’s Carmen

DONIZETTI: La Figlia del Reggimento

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.

The Magic Flute ó English National Opera

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…

ìApollo e Dafneî ó the English Concert at St. Georges, Bristol.

Someone once called Handelís Italian cantata Apollo e Dafne a ìproto-operaî and itís easy to see why.

SHOSTAKOVICH: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

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.

WAGNER: Die Meistersinger von N¸rnberg

Die Meistersinger von N¸rnberg: Music drama in three acts.

The Coronation of Poppea ó English National Opera

For some seasons now, ENO has expressed a commitment to reinforce the role of dance within opera.

Verdi’s ‘Macbeth’ at Metropolitan Opera,0,4516393.story

Something wonderful unearthed

Der Freisch¸tz at Oper Köln

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?