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Verdi's I due Foscari

Royal Opera House, London



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Welsh National Opera



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Rossini Festival, Pesaro



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Royal Opera House, London





Latest News

An article by Thea Cook on the recent bel canto concerts in New York, entitled Stella, Nemica Infausta, can be found here.

An article by Alan Jackson on the recent concert performance of Donizetti's Les Martyrs in London can be found here. October's Opera magazine included an article on the opera entitled "Opera à la française" by Flora Willson.

Articles by Charles Jernigan on the Opera Southwest production of Faccio's Amleto (see here ) and the Bergamo Festival's productions of Donizetti's Torquato Tasso and Betly (see here ) are now available.

BBC Radio 3  broadcast Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore from the Royal Opera House, London on Saturday, November 29. Reviews and photographs of this production when mounted in 2007 and 2012 can be seen here and here. It is available for up to 30 days after the initial broadcast.   Donizetti's Les Martyrs is still available here until December 13.

Newsletter 123 is now available. It includes an article (see here) by Thea Cook in which she describes the unique Kaufman archive and asks for ideas on how it might be preserved and the work carried forward.

The Vienna State Opera is starting a live streaming service. You can sign up and try it for 7 days. See

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

A review by Alan Jackson  of Joyce DiDonato's CD Stella di Napoli and Barbican concert of the same name can be found here.

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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