Bayreuth’s Festspielhaus Needs Repairs

Emmerich Smola Prize Awarded

The Smola Prize

A Swiss soprano and an Australian baritone shared the 20,000 Euro Emmerich Smola Prize awarded on Monday.

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