BSO/Jayce Ogren, Symphony Hall, Boston

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/73c1d62c-3ce1-11df-bbcf-00144feabdc0.html

Opera’s Alice Coote on trousers, English songs

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/03/31/DDPU1CKOF7.DTL

In Revival of Verdi, a New Note of Drama

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/31/arts/music/31traviata.html

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Sondra Radvanovsky sing up a storm for WPAS

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/classicalmusic/2010/03/dmitri_hvorostovsky_sondra_rad.html

House of Style — A bumpy season at the Met

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/musical/2010/03/29/100329crmu_music_ross

Angels in America, Barbican, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/c20d5780-3b50-11df-b622-00144feabdc0.html

Madama Butterfly, NYCO

Once again, as in L’Etoile, Mark Lamos’s staging and Robert Wierzel’s lighting nearly steal the show in the City Opera’s revival of Madama Butterfly.

Demanding Macatsoris sends opera singers out to the world’s stages prepared.

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/89259677.html

A Composer Grows before his Work — The Grapes of Wrath at Carnegie Hall

Many congratulations and thanks are in order to the Collegiate Chorale for bringing Ricky Ian Gordon’s adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath to New York audiences this week.

Christianne Stotijn at the Wigmore Hall

Unlike instrumental players, singers “are” their instrument. They aren’t machines. Performance is affected by many shifting factors, which need to be understood.