Ruxandra Donose stars in L’heure Espagnole at the Royal Opera House

Ruxandra Donose sings ConcepciÛn in Ravel’s L’heure Espagnoie in a double bill with Gianni Schicchi at the Royal Opera House. ConcepciÛn is an unusual personality, so Miss Donose’s characterization is interesting.

Achim Freyer’s production of Wagner’s Siegfried at Los Angeles Opera

Saturday October 17th found the Los Angeles Dodgers out of town for the weekend, but traffic still clogged the freeways leading to their stadium.

Opera star Bartoli explores music of the castrati

Brilliantly Simple ‘Tolomeo’ by ETO

ETO’s production of Tolomeo for one night only at the Britten Theatre, capitalizes brilliantly on the necessary simplicity of this chamber-like opera, written at a time when Handel could no longer call upon fabulous sets and stunning effects, relying only upon great singing – and what singers he wrote it for, in fact the grand trio of Senesino, Cuzzoni and Bordoni.

‘Macbeth’ toils with brain, not heart

‘Death of Klinghoffer’ at last

German soprano Nadja Michael gives a staggering performance as Salome at S.F. Opera

Casting choices spin gold in Seattle Opera’s ‘Traviata’

Tosca at Lyric Opera of Chicago

For the first production of its 55th season Lyric Opera of Chicago has staged a revival of Puccini’s Tosca with a cast of notable singers led by music director Sir Andrew Davis.

BERLIOZ: BÈatrice et BÈnÈdict — Paris 2009

BÈatrice et BÈnÈdict: OpÈra comique in two acts