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Newsletter 127 is now available. Articles from Newsletters 49-60 (February 1990 - September 1993) have been made available online, see here. Selections from earlier newsletters are already online.


Opera Rara and the BBC will be giving a concert performance of Bellini's Adelson e Salvini at the Barbican in London on May 11 at 7.00pm. 


A Ph.D. thesis on Giuditta Pasta and Bellini's Norma entitled Ornament and Gesture by Xuan Qin is available here.


BBC Radio 3 broadcast Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco  from La Scala on January 21 (see here).  It will be available for a further 30 days after first broadcast.

An article by Nick Hawkins on the 2015 Rossini Festival at Pesaro can be found here Pesaro cast


The Loeb Music Library have started to digitise their 19th century score collection, see here.



Opera Magazine (June 2015) carried a very positive editorial on Donizetti and have kindly given us permission to reproduce it. See here.


Opera Nostalgia concentrates on past singers and performances.  It has a host of useful links including where you can find an English translation of Pacini's Le mie memorie artistiche



There are new books out on the Victorian conductor Michael Costa and on sopranos Leyla Gencer and Beverly Sills. Recent opera books include Kenneth Stern's Giuditta Pasta, Philip Eisenbeiss's Bel Canto Bully, Dan Marek's Giovanni Battista Rubini and the Bel Canto Tenors: History and Technique  and Barbara Kendall-Davies's Volume 2 of Pauline Viardot.


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