Santa Fe’s Mixed Dreams

Fairy Tales are often short on character, motivation and development. The stock figures are either good or bad, they are usually archetypal, and stand not only for themselves but larger…

George Benjamin: Into the Little Hill, Linbury, London

George Benjamin is the leading British composer of his generation. Into the Little Hill premiered in 2006, has been acclaimed a masterpiece.

Overdue Debut for Composer and Exiled Prince

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/26/arts/music/26dream.html?_r=2&ref=arts

Hoffmann Takes A Hit In Santa Fe

Despite its length and pretentions to being serious opera, Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, dating from the 1880s, remains a leaky vessel adrift on a sea of self-fulfilling prophesies…

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The operas of British composer Jonathan Dove enjoy a fairly high level of both critical and popular support in the U.K., where his best known work, Flight, premiered at the…

Tolomeo, New York

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/bdf13708-95a9-11df-b5ad-00144feab49a.html

Opera Star to Try Some Musical-Theater Gunplay

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/23/arts/music/23annie.html?_r=1&ref=music

Pity the Supplicant, Beware the Gatekeeper

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/22/arts/music/22porta.html

Angela Meade’s Norma at Caramoor

Bellini’s Norma was composed in 1831 and, in the era of such singing actresses as Giuditta Pasta, Maria Malibran, Giuseppina Strepponi, Giulia Grisi and ThÈrËse Tietjens (famous Normas all), soon…

Cosima Wagner — The Lady of Bayreuth

Originally published in German as Herrin des H¸gels, das Leben der Cosima Wagner (Siedler, 2007), this new book by Oliver Hilmes is an engaging portrait of one of the most…