Kurt Streit takes on Tamerlano, Royal Opera House, London

Kurt Streit is singing Bazajet in all performances of Handel’s Tamerlano at the Royal Opera House, London. Placido Domingo, who was to have sung five of the seven performances, pulled…

Otello in Montpellier (version concert)

Concert opera has a long and glorious tradition in Montpellier. Each year the Orchestra National de Montpellier regales us with one or two during the Festival de Radio France et…

Ex-EMI Executive Leads Salzburg Easter Festival, Magazine Says

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=a1HtQJHhL4lk#

Armide by Opera Lafayette

Gluck’s Armide, as semi-staged (costumed dancers but no scenery) at the Rose Theater by the Washington-based Opera Lafayette, was exactly what Gluck designed the piece to be: a supremely elegant…

Opera San Jose revisits the “Marriage of Figaro”

http://www.mercurynews.com/milpitas/ci_14375830

Gabriela Ortiz — An Interview

Composer Gabriela Ortiz studied composition in Mexico City with Mario Lavista at the National Conservatory of Music, at the Guildhall School with Robert Saxton, and at the University of London…

Rossini: La Cenerentola

Michael Hampe seems to have been the director of choice in the 1980s for tastefully traditional Rossini productions.

Lulu, Grand ThȂtre, Geneva

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/6b816ea6-15a3-11df-ad7e-00144feab49a.html

Ariadne auf Naxos, Metropolitan Opera, New York

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/0c6eb714-14d3-11df-8f1d-00144feab49a.html

Lucia di Lammermoor at the Coliseum

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article7016711.ece