VillazÛn to Have Surgery, Cancels Performances

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/29/villazon-to-have-surgery-cancels-performances/

Kwangchul Youn makes his long-awaited debut at the Royal Opera House, London.

Youn made his Bayreuth debut in 1996, only six years after coming to Europe. He sang the Nightwatchman in Der Meistersinger von N¸rnberg.

Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda” at La Fenice — Two Women in a Labyrinth

From the word “go”, the audience feels that this “Maria Stuarda” is quite different from the standard fare offered by Italian theatres.

Lohengrin at The Royal Opera, London

I first saw this production in Manchester in 1981: I loved it then and love it now, despite the present hero’s un-Heldentenor qualities when compared to the glorious Peter Hoffman…

Coronation revived by some great singing and a little restraint

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090427.APOPPEA27ART1617/TPStory/Entertainment

Glyndebourne’s first ever semi-opera

http://www.crawleyobserver.co.uk/entertainment/Glyndebournes-first-ever-semiopera.5209530.jp

Suffering Br¸nnhilde, Her Betrayers and an Unexpected Hero

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/arts/music/27gott.html?ref=music

In Brooding Lieder, Gentleness and Drama

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/arts/music/27pape.html?ref=music

Opera for the Common Man

http://www.flatheadbeacon.com/articles/article/opera_for_the_common_man/9816/

Lulu, OpÈra de Lyon

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/1caba740-2e8d-11de-b7d3-00144feabdc0.html