San Francisco Opera: Puccini’s Il Trittico and Verdi’s Il Trovatore

The complexity of staging Puccini’s evening of three one-act operas, Il Trittico, has kept this masterpiece from appearing on opera stages as frequently as, say, Turandot or Tosca.

Opera Vivente stages Rossini’s ‘Cinderella’

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James Levine to Undergo Back Surgery, Cancels Performances

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VERDI: Otello — Vienna 2006

Otello: Dramma lirico in four acts. Music composed by Giuseppe Verdi. Libretto by Arrigo Boito after The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice by William Shakespeare.

‘Siegfried’ at Los Angeles Opera

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Incomparable Schubert — Goerne at the Wigmore Hall Part 2

This programme of mostly solemn, elevated music based around songs on such themes as Evening, Death and Immutability was part of Matthias Goerne’s ‘Journey with Schubert’ during which he is…

The Met’s Twist on ‘Tosca’? It’s the Audience That Gets the Knife.

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Goerne sings Schubert at the Wigmore Hall

When Matthias Goerne sings, it’s never superficial. Lieder is a genre that needs almost as much engagement from listeners as from performers. “It’s like a church in there”, someone said…

Die schˆne M¸llerin by Mark Padmore, Wigmore Hall

Schubert’s first song-cycle is a perfect choice with which to open a new concert season, and the Wigmore Hall was packed on Friday evening in anticipation of this recital by…

Haydn’s Le pescatrici at Bampton Classical Opera

Bampton Classical Opera have two areas of specialism: little-known gems of the late eighteenth-century and ‘opera in adversity’.