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.
Month: February 2008
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 naked whores.
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are the emotions natural to the fan of any special singer when he arrives at the opera house to learn she has withdrawn from the performance and been replaced by an unknown.
Tito Manlio at the Barbican, London
‘Tosca’ is so intricately constructed it’s uncuttable
Austria to auction late soprano’s estate for charity
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
Giulio Cesare, Amsterdam