MASSENET: Cendrillon

Cendrillion, Conte de FÈes in 4 ActsMusic composed by Jules Massenet (1842–1912). Libretto by Henri Cain after Perrault.

Third Tristan Survives Tension at the Met

Opera ‘Thunderstorm’ fascinating, impressive

Falstaff’s Comedy and Dignity

Opera’s elite celebrate music of Viardot


Werther: Drame lyrique en 4 actes et 5 tableaux Music composed by Jules Massenet. Libretto by Edouard Blau, Paul Milliet and Georges Hartmann based on Die Leiden des jungen Werther…

Lalo’s Fiesque — University College Opera

UC Opera’s reputation for showcasing rare large-scale works has been boosted this year with the UK premiere of this 1846 opera by Edouard Lalo after a Schiller play.

Frankfurt’s Ship of Fools

As Anna Russell might say: “The three operas of Puccini’s ‘Il Trittico’ take place on a luxury cruise liner. . . . . On it.”

Heggie’s “Last Acts”

Let me say up front that I like Jake Heggie’s work. I feel he has a true gift for soaring and meaningful melody, a great ear for orchestral effects, a…

Heggie faces family dilemma in new work

Do dysfunctional families outnumber the ones that move through life untroubled, or is it — to paraphrase Tolstoy — that every dysfunctional family is dysfunctional in its own way and…