Sure, they can sing (opera), but can they act?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/19/AR2011021902540.html

The Met’s ‘Nixon in China’ offers food for thought but ultimately leaves you hungry

http://blog.cnycafemomus.com/2011/02/19/feb-12-met-simulcast-nixon-in-china.aspx

Anna Nicole, London

From the sublime (Parsifal, the night before) to the not-even-ridiculous.

Opera Colorado’s ‘mermaid’ tremendous

The story is ages old, and every culture has a version of it: the mythic princess of an underwater realm longs for the love of a mortal man.

Werther in Lyon

Massenet tells us that his Werther is 23 years old, that Charlotte is 20 years old. Albert is 25 and Sophie is but 15. Just now the Lyon Opera assembled…

Andrea Bocelli/Pl·cido Domingo, Lincoln Center, New York

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/083ea952-392f-11e0-97ca-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1EELHTOQJ

The Chill of Grace: A Winter Weekend at COC

At the moment, it seems inevitable that John Adams’ 1987 opera Nixon in China will become a fixture in the repertoire.

Life After the Opera

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704422204576130200961562830.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_TOPRightCarousel_1

Parsifal in Brussels

Romeo Castellucci is the cat’s whisker of current avant-garde theater directors. Thus it has simply been a matter of time before he would be invited to the Monnaie to stage…

Welsh National Opera’s new production Die Fledermaus

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/showbiz-and-lifestyle/music-in-wales/2011/02/11/welsh-national-opera-s-new-production-die-fledermaus-91466-28151176/