Looking for Wolfgang in All the Wrong Places

*Scientists dig up family skeletons* Luke Harding in Berlin Wednesday October 27, 2004 The Guardian It has been a mystery for more than a century – is a skull in…

Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne to Produce Auber’s Haÿdée ou Le secret

*Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne will produce on 28 November Hayedée ou Le secret, a comic opera in three acts by Daniel François Auber.* *Production Details* Libretto by Eugène SCRIBE Music…

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…

Opera Omaha to Present Copland’s The Tender Land

*Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land: Opera About Midwestern Farm Family Opens Opera Omaha’s Orpheum Season November 17, 19, 21* Omaha, NE–Opera Omaha will open its Orpheum season of performances with…

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…

Thomas Quasthoff Sings Sacred Cantatas by Bach

*MUSICAL PERFORMANCE AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE* Thomas Quasthoff Sings Sacred Cantatas by Bach by Jürgen Otten It would be easy to describe or appraise the art of bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff by…

The Guardian Profiles René Jacobs

*Not so hippy now* Since the 1960s, René Jacobs has been a pioneer of the early music movement. Stephen Everson hears how his vision has evolved Friday October 22, 2004…

An Interview with Michael Kaye on Puccini Rediscovered

*New Repertoire Discoveries for Singers: An Interview with Michael Kaye* by Maria Nockin Did you ever wonder why that last Tales of Hoffmann you sang had all those photocopied sheets…

The Independent: John Tavener Rejects Orthodox Faith; To Compose Theatric Work Based on Krishna

*Top composer Tavener turns to Islam for inspiration* The Orthodox faith inspired him for more than 25 years, but after a rift with his spiritual adviser, the composer has rejected…