FT Reviews Handel’s Guilio Cesare in Egitto

Guilio Cesare in Egitto, Boston Baroque By George Loomis Published: November 1 2004 02:00 | Last updated: November 1 2004 02:00 One of the many virtues of Handel’s Guilio Cesare…

Mefistofele in Amsterdam

by Jan Neckers Let’s start with the main assets of the new Mefistofele in Amsterdam: the singers. Gidon Saks has one of the biggest booming bass voices that ever sounded…

L’Incoronazione di Poppea at the Barbican

*L’Incoronazione di Poppea Barbican Hall, London* By David Murray Published: October 28 2004 03:00 | Last updated: October 28 2004 03:00 This was the third glorious concert-performance of a Monteverdi…

FT Reviews Mercadante’s La vestale

*La vestale, Wexford Festival* By Andrew Clark Published: October 25 2004 03:00 | Last updated: October 25 2004 03:00 The compacting of operatic history into a performable repertoire leads us…

FT Reviews Don Carlos at the Vienna State Opera

*Don Carlos, Vienna State Opera* By Larry L Lash Published: October 22 2004 03:00 | Last updated: October 22 2004 03:00 Despite character motivation and plot development of revelatory clarity…

Four Reviews of Die Zauberflöte at the Met

*Julie Taymor — and Mozart Too* By HEIDI WALESON [Wall Street Journal] October 14, 2004; Page D7 New York The Metropolitan Opera usually showcases singers, not star directors, but the…

FT Reviews L’Incoronazione di Poppeia

L’Incoronazione di Poppeia, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris By Francis Carlin [Financial Times] Published: October 15 2004 03:00 | Last updated: October 15 2004 03:00 If you liked David McVicar’s…

Two Reviews of “The Dialogues of the Carmelites”

*Unbearably Good* Classical Music BY JAY NORDLINGER [New York Sun] October 14, 2004 Is there any opera more shattering than “The Dialogues of the Carmelites,” when it’s done well? On…

A Review of Pelléas et Mélisande at Berlin

Pelléas et Mélisande, Deutsche Oper, Berlin By Shirley Apthorp [Financial Times] Published: October 14 2004 03:00 | Last updated: October 14 2004 03:00 Yniold wants to know why these sheep…

Two Reviews of Rolando Villazón’s New York Recital Debut

*An Introduction in 5 Languages* By ANNE MIDGETTE [New York Times] The powers that be in the opera world are desperate to discover the next hot male phenomenon. On Monday,…