Frankfurt: Thinking Inside the Box

My heart didn’t exactly leap in joyful anticipation as I entered the Frankfurt Opera and saw the Arabella pre-set on stage: a big, shallow, white box.

No Home for Heroes at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna — Pierre Audi’s new production of Handel’s Partenope.

Handel operas are like London buses — you wait for ages and then 3 come along together.

Massenet’s Don Quichotte at San Diego Opera

Ferrucio Furlanetto apparently loves the temperate climes of San Diego in California’s equivalent of late winter.

PUCCINI: Tosca — Mexico City 1952

Tosca: A melodrama in three acts.

Strong ‘Pagliacci’ lifts uneven double bill at Lyric Opera,0,2215908.story

Blacked-out opera debuts in bar

From a vault in Paris: The sound of opera in 1907

Florida Grand Opera parts ways with music director

The Return of Tobias, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Rigoletto, Royal Opera House, London