Cecilia Bartoli at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris

*La réhabilitation pour Salieri* Au TCE, Cecilia Bartoli se fait l’éblouissante avocate d’un musicien dont la postérité retiendra avant tout les soupçons d’empoisonnement sur la personne de Mozart : Antonio…

Ópera Actual Interviews Anne Sofie von Otter

*El sexo en la ópera no es sólo vulgar: ya nos aburre* *Fuera de la escena, la mezzo sueca es áspera y poco acogedora. Sus escasas sonrisas son un premio…

Daily Telegraph Interviews Pierre Boulez

*Mistakes? I’ve made a few…* (Filed: 04/10/2004) Pierre Boulez, the greatest and most uncompromising composer-conductor of our time, is mellowing as he approaches 80. He talks to Ivan Hewett However…

Le Monde Reviews Messiaen’s “Saint François d’Assise”

*La mise en apesanteur divine de “Saint François d’Assise”, SDF de la foi* LE MONDE | 08.10.04 | 15h02 A l’Opéra Bastille, les tableaux franciscains d’Olivier Messiaen par Stanislas Nordey.…

“La Voix Humaine” at Vremena Goda Festival

*Voznesenskaya – only too human* by Neil McGowan La Voix Humaine (concert performance) Vremena Goda Festival Vremena Goda Orchestra/Bulakhov 29 September 2004 Bringing down the curtain on the Vremena Goda…

Moscow Times: Entering the Ring

*George Loomis reports on Wagner opera, Russian-style.* By George Loomis Published: October 8, 2004 Last spring the Metropolitan Opera gave three complete cycles of Richard Wagner’s four-opera saga, “Der Ring…

Roger Pines on historic recorded performances of Bizet

Georges Bizet’s Carmen has a distinguished recording history in both complete performances and excerpts. From this ever-popular work, as well as the composer’s Les pêcheurs de perles, there are considerable…

Deborah Voigt withdraws from Vancouver Opera’s production of Der Rosenkavalier

*Deborah Voigt withdraws from Vancouver Opera’s production of Der Rosenkavalier* Vancouver, BC ~ American soprano Deborah Voigt, who was to make her role début as the Marschallin in the company’s…

Licia Albanese at the Opening of the San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum’s Exhibition “Madame Butterfly: From Puccini to Miss Saigon”

*Many a tear was shed when soprano Licia Albanese sang. Now she is celebrating her signature work, ‘Madama Butterfly.’* Allan Ulrich, Special to The Chronicle Monday, October 4, 2004 Was…

FIEDLER: Molto Agitato

I well remember my first performance at the Met. It was a not very distinguished La Bohème with Malfitano and Lima, Domingo conducting, in the winter of 1985. But at…