Angels in America, Eˆtvˆs at the Barbican for the BBC

Angels in America, Peter Eˆtvˆs’s opera based on the Tony Kushner plays, received its London premiere. This was very high profile. David Robertson conducted the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a performance that will be broadcast internationally, online on

Harrison Birtwistle: The Minotaur

Premiered on 15 April 2008, The Minotaur is Harrison Birtwistle’s latest opera, and it stands well with the composer’s other stage work.

L’Etoile, NYCO

Mark Lamos’ production of Chabrier’s L’Etoile is
perfectly ridiculous.

End of the aria as opera falls on hard times

Eva Marton in Puccini and Strauss

At one point in her career, Eva Marton appeared poised to be the true inheritor of Birgit Nilsson’s legacy roles: Wagner and Strauss’s most dramatic heroines, as well as key Italian roles (Puccini in particular).

Take a Play, Then Adorn It With Opera

Wolfgang Wagner, Director of Bayreuth, Is Dead at 90

La Voix humaine/Herzog Blaubarts Burg, Oper der Stadt Kˆln

Villazon Triumphs in Stage Return as Love-Sick Twit

Il pastor fido at the Royal College of Music