The Power of Powder: Thomas AdËs at the Royal Opera House, London

Thomas AdËs’s Powder Her Face is back at the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House. It’s a classic. Once again, Joan Rodgers sings the Duchess, supported by Alan Ewing, Iain Paton and the incomparable Rebecca Bottone, all in multiple roles.

Floyd’s Susannah in Boston

Fifty-five years after its premiere, composer and creator reunite for a new
production at Boston University

Smut and loathing in Powder Her Face

Il barbiere di Siviglia, Arizona Opera

The story of Gioachino Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia (The
Barber of Seville) is based on Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais’
1775 play, Le barbier de SÈville.

Towards the light: Juilliard students present Poulenc’s Dialogues

It started with a bang and ended with a whimper. Juilliard’s
production of Francis Poulenc’s opera Dialogues des CarmÈlites
opened on Wednesday, April 21 and the performance started out strong.

Der Fliegende Holl‰nder, New York

Pick the word: soupÁon? snippet? tidbit? quark? to describe the infinitesimal bite of Wagner bestowed upon us by the Met this year — and we had to wait till the end of April, to boot!

Wagner’s Gˆtterd‰mmerung and Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten

Chaos and disorder rule at Los Angeles Opera of late, and not just in the fervid imagination of director Achim Freyer, the artistic force behind the controversial staging of Richard Wagner’s four-evening glorification of chaos and disorder.

New ‘Figaro’ sparkling, beautiful

Alan Rich, Los Angeles Music Critic, Dies at 85

HAHN: Le Marchand de Venise

Le Marchand de Venise (“The Merchant of Venice”): OpÈra in three acts.