The Tales of Hoffmann at Covent Garden

The opening performance of the ROH’s seventh revival of John Schlesinger’s 1980 production of The Tales of Hoffmann was dedicated to the memory of Richard Hickox.

Hickox death sparks artistic review

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/11/25/1227491543233.html

Debussy’s PellÈas – a fine swansong for Independent Opera in London

PellÈas et MÈlisande in a 200 seat theatre, with just 35 musicians and no pit?

The MET Celebrates 125th Anniversary with Gala Performance 3/15

http://broadwayworld.com/article/The_MET_Celebrates_125th_Anniversary_With_A_Performance_315_20081125

La traviata, Komische Oper Berlin

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6ff9b2ac-ba3e-11dd-92c9-0000779fd18c.html

Boston Early Music Festival Opera This Weekend–Tickets Are Going Fast!

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/Boston-Early-Music-Festival-Opera/story.aspx?guid={7DA11B33-64F3-41A5-9728-72C9B886C66A}

Boris Godunov at ENO

There are two things which, in recent history, English National Opera has consistently done extremely well.

La Bohème in San Francisco

The show curtain was an illustration of the typical Parisian skyline.

Lulu-Palooza in the Windy City

Marlis Petersen, the much lauded “Lulu-du-jour,” brought her well-traveled portrayal of Berg’s complex heroine to Chicago Lyric Opera and she alone was almost worth the price of admission.

The ‘Colors’ of La Fanciulla

The transition in Giacomo Puccini’s mature period from one autonomous phase to another (although the two are connected by subtle links) is a fact that has been accepted by operatic…