Beverly Sills Artist Award Goes to Angela Meade

Angela Meade Wins Beverly Sills Artist Award

The seventh annual Beverly Sills Artist Award, carrying with it a $50,000 prize, was awarded to American soprano Angela Meade.

Rienzi, OONY

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.

CosÏ fan tutte, Royal Opera

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

Le Roi et le Fermier

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.

Vienna State Opera Keeps It’s Team

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.

Vienna State Opera Keeps It’s Team

Don Giovanni, Royal Opera

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’.

Basel Chamber Orchestra, Wigmore Hall

Founded in 1984, the Basel Chamber Orchestra has developed a penchant for
programmes which combine the modern and unfamiliar with the traditional and

La BohËme in Toulon, Marseille and Genoa

Three La BohËmes in ten days, a critic’s nightmare that was more fun than a barrel of monkeys.