Alfie Boe searches his soul in preparation for La Boheme

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article5612918.ece

Lyric Opera’s ‘Tristan’ a triumph for the shining Isolde of Deborah Voigt

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/chi-0129-tristan-lyric-ovnjan29,0,1343266.story

L.A. Opera announces cutbacks

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/01/la-opera-announ.html

Amsterdam Hercules Dazzlingly In Love

I had never personally imagined mythical Hercules as a WWF Wrestler-cum-Caveman but damn if Dutch National Opera’s staging of Francesco Cavalli’s Ercole Amante didn’t almost persuade me it could be…

Jessye Norman — A Portrait

A sticker on the cover of the Decca DVD Jessye Norman a portrait describes the contents as “An intimate new film portrait of the great soprano.”

Choking Princess Draws Cheers, Robber Gets Greedy: Paris Opera

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aMS4gcJltNSI&refer=muse#

San Francisco Opera tightens belt for 2009-10

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/26/DDNM15H191.DTL

OCP’s ’09-10 season: Cuts and cutting edge

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20090127_OCP_s__09-10_season__Cuts_and_cutting_edge.html

Yvonne, princesse de Bourgogne, Paris Opera (Garnier)

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/f00bdb14-ebc1-11dd-8838-0000779fd2ac.html

Orfeo ed Euridice at the MET

I am an ardent fan of Stephanie Blythe, and if you revel in sheer sound, she will delight you, too.