The seventh annual Beverly Sills Artist Award, carrying with it a $50,000 prize, was awarded to American soprano Angela Meade.
For the first hour or so of the latest Opera Orchestra of New York venture, a concert performance of Wagner’s Rienzi, I often said to myself, This…isn’t so terrible.
Repeatedly revived since its final appearance in 1995, Jonathan
Miller’s CosÏ fan tutte returned yet again to the Covent Garden
stage as the second part of the ‘Olympic’ cycle of Mozart-Da Ponte
A year or two back, Opera Lafayette, the Washington-based company that
specializes in eighteenth-century obscuritÈs franÁaises, presented
Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny’s Le Magnifique, an
opÈra-comique about a race horse.
Jan. 31, 2012. The recent announcement of the extension of the contract for
Dominique Meyer, the General Director of the Vienna State Opera was a firm
endorsement of his leadership by the Austrian government. Meyer, 57, the first
French person to hold the office, will continue now through August 31, 2020.
Introducing the winter-spring season, ROH Chief Executive Tony Hall explains the (perhaps a tad spurious) Olympic ‘concept’ which has inspired the season’s programming, the five interlocking rings of the Olympic insignia motivating the performance of a series of works staged in ‘cycle form’.
Founded in 1984, the Basel Chamber Orchestra has developed a penchant for
programmes which combine the modern and unfamiliar with the traditional and
Three La BohËmes in ten days, a critic’s nightmare that was more fun than a barrel of monkeys.