‘The Merry Widow’: Lyric Opera staging Franz Lehar classic

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/chi-1204-lyric-merry-widowdec04,0,313070.column

Le Nozze di Figaro at the MET

The best news about the Met’s eleven-year-old Jonathan Miller production of Le Nozze di Figaro is that it has been restaged by Gregory Keller, more tautly spun, many elegant jokes…

Imaginative New Opera to Debut in New York

http://www.digitalcity.com/2009/12/03/imaginative-new-opera-to-debut-in-new-york/

New Schoenberg score stolen in Hungary

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gaq9zxASUMIzEfoMUOhpixgGND-Q

OperaUpClose: Puccini in the pub

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/dec/03/operaupclose-puccini-pub

Otello in San Francisco

Sir Peter Hall created this production of Otello at Chicago Lyric Opera in 2001.

No need to rise for this Hallelujah Chorus

ENO did not exactly ‘import a choir of Heathens’ to encourage the Shaws of this world to ‘hasten’ to its version of ‘Messiah’ ‘if only to witness the delight of…