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Donizetti's  Maria Stuarda

Royal Opera House, London



Arrieta's La conquista di Granata Stadttheater Gießen



Rossini's  La Gazzetta

Théâtre Royal, Liège



Meyerbeer's  Les Huguenots

Staatstheater, Nürnberg





Latest News

The Rosenblatt recital series have advertised their new season of singers at

Joyce DiDonato will be appearing at the Barbican, London, in a selection of bel canto arias on September 25, see here for details.

The new production of Rossini's La Gazzetta by Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Liège can be seen here. It used the critical edition by Philip Gossett and Fabrizio Scipioni  together with the Act 1 quintet recently found by Philip Gossett, see

Newsletter 122 is now available. Paul Micio review of Bel Canto Bully by Philip Eisenbeiss, which was included in Newsletter 121, can be seen here. Many past articles from the Society's Newsletters up to 1989 are now available on line. Find them here.  

If you want to learn more about opera, the distance learning courses in Opera Studies  from Rose Bruford College might be of interest.

An article by Charles Jernigan comparing two recent US productions of Bellini's I puritani in New York and Boston can be found here.

Naxos have released a CD ( 8.660338-39 ) of David's Lalla Roukh taken from the 2013 Opera Lafayette production, see here for article.

Bergamo have released details of the 2014 Donizetti festival, see here. It includes Betly, Lucia di Lammermoor and Torquato Tasso.

Opera Rara have launched an appeal to cover the costs of recording & a concert performance of Les Martyrs in November. See a wealth of opera videos free to view, although of varying quality.

Recent opera books include Kenneth Stern's Giuditta PastaPhilip Eisenbeiss's Bel Canto Bully, Dan Marek's Giovanni Battista Rubini and the Bel Canto Tenors: History and Technique, Barbara Kendall-Davies's Volume 2 of Pauline Viardot and Andrew Everett's Josephine's Composer.



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