Review of Renée Fleming’s Memoir

THE INNER VOICE: The Making of a Singer Renée Fleming Viking Memoir ISBN: 0670033510 Renee Fleming evidently started out determined to write a different sort of opera singer’s memoir. She…

Changes at NYCO

New Director for City Opera The New York City Opera has appointed a new executive director, Jane M. Gullong, right, promoting her from the job of director of development. Ms.…

Universal, Sony BMG and Warner Reach Pact

3 Music Companies Will Use Online File-Sharing Service By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 (AP) – Three major recording companies have agreed to make their music available to…

OONY Presents La Fanciulla del West

Superb, if mixed, Fanciulla at OONY Last night’s La Fanciulla del West at Carnegie Hall was the classic case of the whole being much better than the sum of its…

Opera Orchestra of New York Opens 2004-2005 Season

On Monday, 22 November, Opera Orchestra of New York opened its 2004-2005 season with La Fanciulla del West. According to its website: bq. The OONY season kicks off with Puccini’s…

L’Opéra-Comique Named as National Theater

Le Figaro is reporting that L’Opéra-Comique has been decreed an “établissement public à caractère industriel et commercial” under French law. Its charter is to provide a broad diversity of “expressions”…

Performance Note: Helikon Opera of Moscow Performs Nabucco at Dijon

The Helikon Opera of Moscow is in residence for three weeks at Dijon. Its first production was Verdi’s Nabucco. In ResMusica.com, Edouard Bailly reviews this production with lavish praise for…

La Scala Readies for Opening Night on December 7

‘Beautiful lady’ regains her looks and rediscovers her voice John Hooper in Milan Saturday November 20, 2004 The Guardian Mauro Meli, the artistic director of the world’s most famous opera…

Verdi’s Macbeth at Madrid

Macbeth and the darkness Madrid Teatro Real 11/10/2004 – Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth Carlos álvarez (Macbeth), Paoletta Marrocu (Lady Macbeth), Aquiles Machado (Macduff), Guillermo Orozco (Malcolm), Carlo Colombara (Banquo). Orchestra and…

On Robert Carsen

He’s a smooth operator John Allison [Times Online] Robert Carsen may be a showman but his intent is serious FOR more than a decade Robert Carsen has been one of…