No longer stigmatized

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-stigmatized4-2010apr04,0,6451468.story

Tyne Daly as Maria Callas, a diva in a ‘Master Class’ by herself

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/02/AR2010040204358.html

Hamlet, New York

Design is rotten in Denmark, evidently — and in every other grand opera locale. “Palace” has come to mean “high school basement,” or that’s what they look like. “Royal” is…

Verdi’s Falstaff (Glyndebourne 2009) on Blu-Ray

Much of the fascination of the new DVD of Verdi’s Falstaff (Glyndebourne 2009) lies in the Richard Jones’s updating: the action takes place in 1946.

Aleksandra Kurzak steps into Cecilia Bartoli’s slippers

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/classical/features/observations-aleksandra-kurzak-steps-into-cecilia-bartolis-slippers-1933470.html

Otello (Salzburg Festival 2008) on Blu-Ray

There are two reasons why you need to see the new Otello DVD (Salzburg Festival 2008).