Summer Treats in Saint Louis

Opera Theatre of St. Louis has demonstrated yet again that it is an indispensable summer festival to be counted on for adventurous programming, thought-provoking productions, and exciting talent discoveries.

Luca Pisaroni sings Handel at Glyndebourne

Luca Pisaroni is one of one the more exciting young bass-baritones of his generation. In July 2011, he sings Argante in the first ever Handel Rinaldo at the Glyndebourne Festival.

City Opera Players Provide Their Own Accompaniment at Labor Protest

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/30/city-opera-players-provide-their-own-accompaniment-at-labor-protest/?ref=music

Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, Barbican, London

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/7e811fda-a268-11e0-9760-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1QsjG4VyR

Artful: 2011 Aspen Music Festival inspired by literature, dance, painting

http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20110629/AE/110629822/1077&ParentProfile=1058

Sensitive, intelligent Madama Butterfly, Royal Opera

This Madama Butterfly at the Royal Opera House, London, brings out the depth and intelligence of the human story Puccini might be trying to tell us, beneath the surface gloss.

Madama Butterfly by Caurier and Leiser

Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser’s Madama Butterfly is such a classic that it is being filmed for the second time at the Royal Opera House, London.

Two Boys, ENO

You would have had to be deaf and blind — or perhaps just a very wise monkey — not to have been aware that a young American composer called Nico…

Viva Vivaldi — Garsington Opera 2011

Garsington Opera — in its superb new home on the Wormsley estate in rural Oxfordshire — has yet again confirmed the merit of its decision to promote Vivaldi’s long-ignored operas.

Lehnhoff takes on Fanciulla for Netherlands Opera

It can be fascinating, although not necessarily pleasant, to see oneself through the eyes of others.