Franz Leh·r: Das Land des L‰chelns

Doris Sennefelder’s booklet essay for this CPO recording of Lehar’s Das Land des L‰chelns details how close the composer was to Puccini.

Great Performances — Behind the Scenes

Opera Atelier does it as it was

It’s an odd day in opera when the bad girl wins, but that is only one thing that makes the Opera Atelier production of Monteverdi’s Coronation of Poppea remarkable — and admirable.

DONIZETTI: Maria Stuarda — Paris 1972

Maria Stuarda: Tragedia lirica in two or three acts.

The End of Bewilderment — The New Florence-Valencia Production of “G?tterd‰mmerung”

April 29th is Zubin Mehta’s birthday. As a gift to its most beloved musical director, Florence unveiled a new production of Gˆtterd‰mmerung, a joint Ring Cycle venture with the Valencia Opera started two years ago.