Ralph Locke’s recent book on Musical Exoticism is both an historical survey of aspects of the exotic in Western musical culture and a discussion of paradigms of the exotic and…
Like most opera companies, the Mozart/da Ponte trifecta of Figaro, Don Giovanni and CosÏ fan tutte are central to Opera Australia’s repertoire.
There was a certain inevitability about the build-up to Iestyn Davies’ recital at the Wigmore Hall in London last Wednesday.
In the mid-1980s (just before the Riccardo Muti era began), Lorin Maazel often ruled the conductor’s roost at La Scala.
Leoš Jan·ček’s From the House of the Dead is a very odd duck to find on the stage of a grand opera house.
London has long been spoiled in the operatic rarity department, thanks to companies like Opera Rara, Chelsea Opera Group and University College Opera populating various areas of the Venn diagram…
Otello, ossia Il moro di Venezia (‘Othello, or The Moor of Venice’): Dramma in three acts.