Medical Miracle: Opera Singer’s Lost Voice Returns

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnCall/opera-singers-lost-voice-returns-devastating-diagnosis/story?id=9364014

Ernani: The Case for Early Verdi at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Productions of Giuseppe Verdi’s early opera Ernani have become relatively infrequent primarily because of the difficulties of casting the work requiring four demanding roles.

Sergei Leiferkus at Wigmore Hall

Exchanging the stage of The Royal Opera House — where he is currently performing the role of His Highness in Tchaikovsky’s fairy-tale opera, The Tsarina’s Slippers —

Frankfurt’s ‘Medium’ Rarities

Encountering Frankfurt Opera’s staging of Leoni’s L’Oracolo and Puccini’s Le Villi, I was reminded of that old saw about the German weather.

Amsterdam: Minnie, Get Your Gun

It is hard to know where to start to adequately laud Netherlands Opera’s witty new La Fanciulla del West.

PÈnÈlope in Manhattan

The one thing certain about the judgment of history is that history will change its mind.

An Interview with John Fitz Rogers

John Fitz Rogers is presently an associate professor of composition at the University of South Carolina School of Music.

Z¸rich’s Riveting ‘Corsaro’

Il Corsaro, the Verdi rarity currently on display at Z¸rich Opera, is the best of both possible worlds.

VERDI: Falstaff — Wales 2008

Falstaff: Commedia lirica in three acts.

Notes of Ancient Greece in a Seldom-Seen Work

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/11/arts/music/11faure.html