Andrea Clearfield — An Interview

Composer and pianist Andrea Clearfield is a fundamental presence on the contemporary music scene in Philadelphia, with a long collaboration with the Rel‚che Ensemble to her credit, as well as…

Aida at Bregenz Festival 2009

Some years ago a witty soul coined the term “jumping the shark” to identify the point at which any long-running television program had exploited all its innate story/character development possibilities…

Adriana Lecouvreur at Teatro Regio Torino 2009

The Royal Opera at Covent Garden just made something of a splash in international opera news with a star-encrusted revival of an opera once quite popular and yet in recent…

A Citadel of Culture Shows a Friendlier Face

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/01/arts/music/01lincoln.html

December at Los Angeles Opera: Lohengrin and Rigoletto

At the end of November Los Angeles Opera brought two productions to the stage of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

PellÈas et MÈlisande, New York

PellÈas et MÈlisande, Debussy’s impressionist drama closely based on Maeterlinck’s eerie, symbolist play, is not a terribly vocal opera; it calls more for the subtlety of art song style than…

Mozart at Salzburg Festival: Don Giovanni and CosÏ fan tutte

Once a preserve of opulent traditional productions, the summer Salzburg Festival has become a destination for viewing more cutting edge stagings.

Franz Liszt: A Romantic remembered

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/classical/features/franz-liszt-a-romantic-remembered-2170152.html

Der Rosenkavalier, Vienna

http://likelyimpossibilities.blogspot.com/2010/12/der-rosenkavalier-wie-du-warst-wie-du.html

100 Best Verdi from EMI Classics

New recordings of classical music don’t appear from the “big labels” very often these days, but those companies have enormous libraries from which to extract selections for compilation discs.