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Meyerbeer seems to be having a mini revival this year with Les Huguenots at Kiel,  Le Prophète at Essen and Toulouse,
L' étoile du Nord at Kokkola and Helsinki and Margherita d'Anjou at Martina Franca. See future events.

Dynamic have released a CD (CDS7758.02), DVD (37758)  and Blueray (57758) of Donizetti's Olivo e Pasquale from the 2016 Donizetti Festival in Bergamo. Alan Jackson thought this an excellent production, see here. They have recently released CD, DVD and Blueray of Mercadante's Francesca di Rimini from the 2016 Festival della Valle d'Itria 2016 festival and of Rossini's Armida from a 2015 production from Ghent. They also released a CD of Paisiello's La grotta di Trofonio also from the 2016 Festival della Valle d'Itria.

Newsletter 130 is now available. Note that all the major Newsletter articles up to Newsletter 99 (October 2006) are now available online.  Go to and then to relevant link.

The BBC broadcast Rossini's Il turco in Italia from a 2010 Royal Opera production on March 2 (see here) and  Donizetti's Rosmonda d'Inghilterra with Pratt from Florence on February 23 (see here). This was the production that was later staged at Bergamo. See here for a write up.  All broadcasts are available for 30 days after initial transmission.

Reviews by Alan Jackson from this year's Donizetti Festival in Bergamo - Rosmonda d'Inghilterra and Olivo e Pasquale. A review of both by Charles Jernigan can be found here.

Reviews by Charles Jernigan of  David's Herculanum and Donizetti's Maria de Rudenz from the 2016 Wexford Festival

Report by Charles Jernigan on Opera Southwest's production of Rossini's Tancredi

The American Institute of Verdi Studies is a focus for Verdi activities in the US.  Their Journal, The Verdi Forum, has many scholarly articles, all of which bar those from the most recent edition can be downloaded.

A new book on the Victorian soprano Therese Tietjens has just been published. It is entitled Therese Tietjens: Last Rose of Victorian Opera and is written by Susie Timms. The publisher is County Collegiate, who do not appear to have a web site but details can be found on Amazon and other book sellers.

A review by Nick Hawkins of Rossini's La donna del lago staged at the Rossini Festival, Pesaro.  See here.  

Rossini's La Cenerentola  from the Opéra de Lille is available for streaming until April 13, 2017, see here 

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


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