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…

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…

WP TechNews.com on the iPod

*iMac, iPod, iConquered* By Cynthia L. Webb washingtonpost.com Staff Writer Thursday, October 14, 2004; 9:50 AM For Apple Computer, will 2004 be remembered as a transformative year? Yes, according to…

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…