Magazine Article: Raina Kabaivanska

The Marston label has scored another bullseye with this collection covering British t ...Read Article -->


Magazine Article: Rare Works of Leonavallo

Pagliacci is the only work by Ruggero Leonavallo that most people ever encounter, alt ...Read Article -->


Magazine Article: Russell Thomas

Russell Thomas’s singing instantly commands attention with his strikingly indiv ...Read Article -->


Magazine Article: The Jewel of Chicago

Edith Mason’s voice, a luminous lyric soprano, ascended with extraordinary eleg ...Read Article -->


Magazine Article: Aria Savvy

Roger explores operatic repertoire from Massene’s Chérubin, and Handel’s ...Read Article -->


Magazine Article: Aria Savvy

Roger explores operatic repertoire from Antonín Dvorák’s Rusalka, and Wolfgan ...Read Article -->


CD Review: Rossini’s Sigismondo

Commissioned by the Teatro La Fenice, Rossini’s Sigismondo was premiered there ...Read Article -->



Magazine Article: Remembering Jessye Norman

Jessye Norman’s vocalism could blaze with intensity as Stravinsky’s Jocas ...Read Article -->


PROGRAM ARTICLE: BENJAMIN BRITTEN’S “THE TURN OF THE SCREW”

With his enthralling skill as a musical dramatist, Benjamin Britten brings Henry Jame ...Read Article -->


PROGRAM ARTICLE: William Bolcom’s “Dinner at Eight”

During the 1930s, Broadway and Hollywood produced numerous hits requiring the crac ...Read Article -->


Interview: Semyon Bychkov on Tchaikovsky’s “Manfred”

Semyon Bychkov professes a boundless devotion to the music of Tchaikovsky. “Tchaiko ...Read Article -->


DVD Review: Handel’s “Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno”

Cardinal Benedetto Pamphili's libretto for Handel's first oratorio, IL TRIONFO DEL TE ...Read Article -->


Program Article: “From ‘Orfeo’ to Orphée'”

What do composer Christoph Willibald Gluck, painer Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, filmm ...Read Article -->


Program Article: “The Virtues of Virtuosity”

Terrific voices sailing through exhilarating coloratura present the aural equivalent ...Read Article -->


CD Review: “Anna Moffo – The Complete RCA Recital Albums”

All gifted sopranos should regard Anna Moffo's career path as a cautionary tale. Afte ...Read Article -->


Program Article: “The Hero and Heroine of ‘The King and I'”

Certain duo title roles in opera require a chemistry onstage that can make all the di ...Read Article -->


CD Review: Berg’s “Lulu”

When I last counted, the catalogue included no fewer than seven CD performances of LU ...Read Article -->


CD Review: “L’Opéra de Paris – Une Histoire Sonore”

This set offers limitless pleasure to anyone interested in historically important Fre ...Read Article -->


Book Review: “A Vision of Voices – John Crosby and the Santa Fe Opera”

John Crosby, the founding general director of the Santa Fe Opera, inaugurated the com ...Read Article -->


Magazine Article: Profile of Quinn Kelsey

An early performance by Quinn Kelsey exemplifies the thrill of witnessing a gifted yo ...Read Article -->


Magazine Article: “Voice of an Angel: The Young Renata Tebaldi”

During a career that spanned three decades, Renata Tebaldi’s voice developed in une ...Read Article -->


Program Article: “Patricia Racette: Coming Home”

This season's Susannah, Patricia Racette, is celebrating her 25th anniversary with Sa ...Read Article -->


Program Article: “Rusalka and Her Journey”

After its triumphant 1901 world premiere in Prague, Antonín Dvorák's RUSALKA took m ...Read Article -->


Program Article: “Becoming Sir John: Interview with Bryn Terfel”

World-renowned Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel has triumphed as Falstaff in Sydney (w ...Read Article -->


Magazine Article: “Largo al factotum… – The Dramaturg”

From the age of 15 my goal was to work in opera. Undergraduate and post-graduate stud ...Read Article -->


Magazine Article: Profile of Christine Goerke

In the vocal marathon that is Strauss's ELEKTRA, one passage truly separates the wome ...Read Article -->


Program Article: “Late Bloomer: Verdi’s ‘Simon Boccanegra'”

The music and drama of SIMON BOCCANEGRA are magnificent from start to finish, and yet ...Read Article -->


Magazine Article: “That Broadway Sound”

In 1979 a long-awaited revival of OKLAHOMA! arrived on Broadway. having grown up list ...Read Article -->


CD Liner Notes: “Jussi Björling Live – 1937-1960”

Jussi Björling's exalted position among historically important singers needs no just ...Read Article -->


CD Liner Notes: Cecilia Bartoli – “Sospiri”

What accounts for the unique flame that blazes in Cecilia Bartoli whenever she perfor ...Read Article -->


Magazine Article: “Giving Voice to Beauty”

To leave, to break, to find, to keep, to stay, to wait, to hope, to dream, to weep an ...Read Article -->


Obituary: Elisabeth Söderström (1927-2009)

Swedish soprano Elisabeth Söderström, one of the best-loved artists of her time, wh ...Read Article -->


CD Liner Notes: Renée Fleming – “Verismo”

In savouring this program, listeners are sure to fall in love with Puccini's Manon Le ...Read Article -->


Program Article: “Trading Places: Massenet’s ‘Thaïs'”

Novels, plays films, and even a few operas have depicted a fanatical man of God who r ...Read Article -->


CD Liner Notes: Renée Fleming – “Richard Strauss: Songs & Arias”

In April 2008 the Münch Philharmoniker and its music director, Christian Thielemann ...Read Article -->


CD Liner Notes: Jonas Kaufmann – “Romantic Arias”

Today's operatic world tends to place singers in compartments by composer - Mozart so ...Read Article -->


CD Liner Notes: Danielle de Niese – “Handel Arias”

Danielle de Niese creates electricity the moment she steps on stage. It's impossible ...Read Article -->


CD Review: Schubert’s “Winterreise” – Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Gottfried Kraus's informative booklet note with this DVD reminds us that Dietrich Fis ...Read Article -->


CD Review: Schubert’s “Winterreise” – Thomas Quasthoff

Having set vocal standards in nearly all of his repertoire, Thomas Quasthoff reaches ...Read Article -->


DVD Review: Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen”

At the age of 31, with limited operatic experience, Patrice Chéreau was invited to c ...Read Article -->


CD Review: “Historic Opera Reissues”

In examining these 13 recent operatic reissues from the 1940s and 1950s, I find only ...Read Article -->


CD Liner Notes: Massenet’s “Manon”

For a generation of American operagoers, Beverly Sills and Manon were synonymous. ...Read Article -->


CD Liner Notes: Ben Heppner – “Ideale – Songs of Paolo Tosti”

This disc calls to mind the three decades prior to World War I, when salon repertoire ...Read Article -->


Program Article: “It Takes A Village: Janáček’s ‘Jenufa'”

JENUFA will change your life - or, to be more specific, your operagoing life. Once yo ...Read Article -->


CD Liner Notes: Dimitri Kharitonov – “Rachmaninov Songs”

Sergei Rachmaninov adored singing and singers. In childhood he was introduced to the ...Read Article -->


CD Liner Notes: Susanne Mentzer & Sharon Isbin – “Wayfaring Stranger”

The combination of a sensuous, multi-colored mezzo-soprano voice performing with a vi ...Read Article -->


Program Article: “A Portrait of Manon”

Long before Lulu and Lolita, Manon Lescaut held men in her thrall. Abbé Prévost's h ...Read Article -->


Magazine Article: “Voices on disc – the big wind up”

Within a decade or two, no living person will have experienced Caruso in a live perfo ...Read Article -->


Program Article: “Finding Friends in ‘Figaro'”

Can you think of any operatic characters you'd want as friends? You could enjoy yours ...Read Article -->