Puccini Gold

Many an anthology of Puccini’s “greatest hits” has found its way to market, and many more will follow this latest from Decca, Puccini Gold.

Salome at Covent Garden

The Royal Opera’s new Salome is set roughly in the 1930s, in surroundings which refer overtly to Pasolini’s SalÚ or the 120 Days of Sodom, populated by uniformed soldiers and…

VINCI: La Partenope

La Partenope: Dramma per musica in three acts.

Carmen, The Metopolitan Opera

Dread and disgruntle are the emotions natural to the fan of any special singer when he arrives at the opera house to learn she has withdrawn from the performance and…

Tito Manlio at the Barbican, London

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/live_reviews/article3404636.ece

‘Tosca’ is so intricately constructed it’s uncuttable

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/classical/352197_clas22.html

Austria to auction late soprano’s estate for charity

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jQHk9VLLIMGElaGWND1tboAeBSdw

Leonie Rysanek Live Recordings 1955-1991

With the tenth anniversary of her death approaching, Orfeo has released a double-CD box set tribute to Leonie Rysanek in their Wiener Staatsoper Live series.

Sephardi singer keeps father’s ancient passions and language alive in song

http://www.theage.com.au/news/music/sephardi-singer-keeps-fathers-ancient-passions-and-language-alivein-song/2008/02/20/1203467172997.html

Giulio Cesare, Amsterdam

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/a638c8fe-dfd7-11dc-8073-0000779fd2ac.html