MOZART: CosÏ fan tutte ó Salzburg 2004

CosÏ fan tutte, ossia La scuola degli amanti (K. 588). Opera buffa in two acts.

Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings, Suffolk

Correcting a Mozart Deficit

Soprano Dessay makes a stunning S.F. debut in ‘Lucia’

Don Carlo at Royal Opera House

In the latter part of last year, the casting for Nicholas Hytnerís new production of Don Carlo ó in the five-act Italian version ó looked to be on shaky ground.

Don Giovanni. No, the other one

No one has ever called Gazzanigaís Don Giovanni an overlooked masterpiece.

MEYERBEER: Semiramide

This Dynamic recording of Meyerbeer’s Semiramide, an opera title more familiar with Rossini’s name appended, mixes the pleasure of a modestly appealing surprise with regret at key aspects of the performance.

MOZART: Die Zauberflˆte ó Salzburg 2006

Die Zauberflˆte: Singspiel in two acts, K. 620

A rare treasure in Saint Louis. . .

Pink flamingos, sheep on wheels, and a queen crowned with giant antlers all inhabit the zany world of Opera Theatre of Saint Louisís Una cosa rara, where the artificial 18th century pastoral commingles with cutesy country colors and 1950s yard art.

Choral Music by Dvo?·k and Brahms

Among the choral music of Anton [Antonin] Dvorak, the familiar Stabat Mater, Op. 58, is known to modern audiences through various live performances and recordings.