Resignations, ENO Model, Might Save City Opera: Norman Lebrecht

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

La Traviata in San Francisco

Much ink has been spilled over the failed Marta Domingo production of La Traviata that San Francisco Opera inexplicably imported for its blatantly audience baiting summer season (Traviata, Tosca, Porgy…

MAHLER: Symphony no. 8

The Gala release of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony from Hamburg performances on 29 and 30 November 1954 serves to document further the composer’s presence in the concerto hall prior to the…

A Masked Ball by Brooklyn Repertory Opera

Amato Opera went to the netherworld of expired extravaganzas this spring, a one-man operation whose one man was weary. As New York’s oldest down-the-block and semi-pro company, it’s loss was…

Saint Louis: Reliably Excellent

It is quite possible that Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is the leading summer opera destination in the United States.

Schwanengesang at Wigmore Hall

A performance of sublime authority from Goerne and Eschenbach

John McCarthy: Charismatic choral conductor and arranger

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/john-mccarthy-charismatic-choral-conductor-and-arranger-1712389.html

Madam Butterfly – English National Opera, London Coliseum

Following the death of the American film director Anthony Minghella, ENO were left with a gap in the season vacated by the new production which he had been engaged to…

Wagner’s great-granddaughter to probe composer’s family links with Hitler and the Nazis

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1194536/Wagners-great-granddaughter-probe-composers-family-links-Hitler-Nazis.html

‘Ghosts of Versailles’ an entertaining evening

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/entertainment/reviews.nsf/stage/story/80A62C6B9AD75BB9862575D9006EA789?OpenDocument