* Notes * A new production of Lucia di Lammermoor opened last night at San Francisco Opera with local favorite and Adler alum Nadine Sierra in the title role. There was much beautiful singing and playing, but while there were many strong elements in the staging, it didn't add up to a cohesive .... More »
This evening I will be at Berenice - a rare one indeed! The London Handel Festival has a remarkable calendar of events. This is its 39th year!
Coming up are Elpidia and Alexander Balus.
Only in London - how fortunate we are............ More »
News is aflutter now about the Minnesota Orchestra heading to Cuba to be the first US orchestra to perform there since President Obama took steps to normalize relations between the countries in December 2014. That last part is emphasized because the more this news makes the rounds, the more th.... More »
October 22-30 2016: La CenerentolaNovember 11-13 2016: David T. Little's Soldier SongsFebruary 18-26 2017: FalstaffMarch 10-12 2017: Peter Brook's La tragèdie de Carmen April 22-30 2017: La traviata
The 2016-2017 season at San Diego Opera was announced April 16.
2016-2017 Season | Offici.... More »
RyeYou never really need an excuse to visit Rye, but the Rye Arts Festival (17 September to 1 October 2016) just makes the prospect more tempting. Euphonia (which we saw recently in Gluck's Iphigenie en Tauride) are performing Britten's The Turn of the Screw and Donizetti's Don Pasquale. Rather aptl.... More »
(Reuters) – The Colorado Symphony is giving new meaning to hitting a high note, announcing on Tuesday a bring-your-own marijuana concert series, the first of which features its chamber ensemble and South-of-the-border food and booze.
The Welsh tenor, Dennis O’Neill will be making a recital appearance in London 5 May 2014 at the Wigmore Hall, as part of the Rosenblatt Recitals Series. Accompanied by the pianist Jane Samuel, O’Neill will be performing arias from Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, Verdi’s Otello, Puccini’s Tosca and Cilea’s L’Arlesiana along with songs by Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi and Tosti…
Crumb/Mason/Barrone/Orchestra 2001/Freeman(Bridge)George Crumb will be 85 in October. Over the past decade, his output has been almost exclusively vocal, concentrated in a series of song cycles and arrangements he has subtitled American Songbook. Recently, he began a Spanish songbook, and one instalment from each project appears on this latest issue, the 16th, in Bridge’s Complete Crumb Edition…
Composer Dave Malloy took NYC musical theater by storm with his Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, but his path to Off-Broadway success began in San Francisco’s experimental theater community—and he’s holding on tightly to that non-traditional approach.
James MacMillan, the most successful composer ever to emerge from the northern kingdom has published a lacerating attack on artists who promote independence from Great Britain, denouncing their reliance on the great poet Hugh MacDiarmid, an outspoken Fascist sympathiser. Read him here.
These pleasant, yet unremarkable works long for a sense of direction and purpose(Hyperion)With his 20 operas, six symphonies, eight piano and orchestral concertos and voluminous numbers of chamber music and piano works, Anton Rubinstein was so prolific as a composer that it’s hardly a surprise to discover that some of his output has still not appeared on disc…
Pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim has launched a digital-only record label in collaboration with Universal Music.
Peral Music will, eventually, comprehensively showcase Barenboim’s career as a conductor, pianist and chamber musician…
No one who heard Benjamin Grosvenor’s Washington debut recital in 2012, on the heels of a fine debut recording with Decca, was likely to think of missing his second Washington Performing Arts appearance. An impending deluge could not keep me away from hearing this talented and intelligent British pianist again, on Tuesday night in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater…