A thrilling new Missa Solemnis from René Jacobs and the Freiburger Barockorchester

Harmonia mundi has now reached another significant milestone in its on-going Beethoven series. This new release once again sees René Jacobs directing the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, here joined by the…

Cimarosa’s The Impresario in Distress Gets Its First Modern Recording

The Italian phrase in angustie means something like “in distress,” “in a tight bind,” or “under pressure from all sides.” Angustie derives from the Latin “angustus”—narrow—and is related to the…

Met announces two-week schedule for Nightly Met Opera Streams

The Met has announced themed lineups for two weeks of its Nightly Met Opera Streams,a free series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on the company’s website during…

Royal Opera House announces an evening of music and song with Tony and the Young Artists and a new Friday Premiere stream

The Royal Opera House is proud to continue its #OurHouseToYourHouse programme with Tony and the Young Artists, a celebration of music and song on Friday 19 February at 7pm GMT and our next Friday Premiere, The…

Auber’s Siren Enchants Anew, in a Long-Needed First Recording

Auber’s comic operas – once a mainstay of theaters throughout Europe, the Americas, and perhaps beyond – are slowly making their way back into the lives of music lovers through…

Garsington Opera announces Youth Company opera commissions 2021/2022

OPERA ANNOUNCES TWO MAJOR OPERA COMMISSIONS FOR 2021/2022 The operas will be performed by community participants with professional adult soloists. Garsington Opera Youth Company gives young people the opportunity to…

Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczała: Met Stars Live in Concert

January can be a dull and depressing month, and this year it is particularly difficult to keep faith that a light will eventually shine through the darkness.  But, a soul-lifting…

The Twilight of Dreams in Palermo

Il crepuscolo dei sogni burst out of Palermo’s Teatro Massimo last Tuesday thanks to YouTube streaming. The link to the resulting video is below.

Pelham Humfrey – Sacred Choral Music

Until just recently the church music of Pelham Humfrey (1647/8-74) was represented on disc with just two dedicated recordings: one from 1992 with the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge (Nicholas…

W11 Opera announces exclusive screening of its 2020 online production, JUKEBOX

In 2020 when all the theatres across the UK were forced to close their doors, one children’s Opera company decided there was only one option: the show must go on…