Bruckner: Symphony no. 8 in C minor, WAB 108 (1890 [Second Version])

As difficult as it is to identify a single score as representative of its composer, Symphony no. 8 in C minor by Anton Bruckner is an essential work that may…

MASSENET: ChÈrubin

ChÈrubin: ComÈdie chantÈe in three acts.

Satyagraha at the MET

Satyagraha is an odd duck to encounter if you are seeking a traditional opera-going experience or anything like it.

Sarasota rises above the regional

Victor DeRenzi is a man of convictions ó and of courage. Given his commitment to tradition, you might call DeRenzi, artistic director of Sarasota Opera since 1982, conservative.

Atalanta at the Royal College of Music

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article3798023.ece

Florez wows crowd at Met with 18 high Cs

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/22/AR2008042200118.html

No Breaks in Life, Not Even in a Fast-Food World

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/21/arts/music/21wozz.html?em&ex=1209009600&en=f37813ece82a7acd&ei=5087%0A

A mountain of music

http://music.guardian.co.uk/classical/story/0,,2275194,00.html

A Cut Too FarÖ..the new Giulio Cesare in Lausanne

With what might (if one were risking facetiousness) be termed a ìfalse-setî of four countertenors in the cast, this was always going to be an intriguing production of Handelís Giulio…

The Minotaur ó Royal Opera, Covent Garden

Harrison Birtwistle’s new full-scale opera, commissioned by the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, is a study of isolation and imprisonment.