Beverly Sills Artist Award Goes to Angela Meade

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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…

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…

Vienna State Opera Keeps It’s Team

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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…

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 renowned.

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.