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Victorian Opera Northwest have released their recording of Alfred Cellier's Dorothy on Naxos 8660447. See here






Jean-Luc Wietor is performing a horn concerto thought to be by Donizetti in Luxembourg on February 23 and 24. See here for details.



BBC  Radio 3 will be broadcasting Mercadante's Il bravo from last years Wexford Festival on Thursday, January 17 at 14.00 (UK time). See here.  These broadcasts are usually available for 30 days after first broadcast.



Opera Rara have a New Year sale until February 8. See here



Charles Jernigan sent a report from the 2018 Donizetti Festival. He has sent an overview of the festival and reviews of the Gala Concert, Enrico di Borgogna and Il Castello di Kenilworth.

His report on Mercadante's Il bravo from the 2018 Wexford Festival can be found here. It is still available on Rplayer, see here, as well as on the BBC, see above. Charles also saw Rossini's Semiramide in Venice. His review can be found here.




Newsletter 135 is now available. All the major Newsletter articles up to Newsletter 102 (October 2007) are now available online.  Go to http://donizettisociety.com/newsletters.htm and then to the relevant link.





Review of Opera della Luna's imaginative reworking of Donizetti's The Daughter of the Regiment. See here


Retrospect Opera have just released their recording of Edward Loder's Raymond and Agnes, the first complete recording of any of his operas.  This follows their recent recordings of other rarities including Ethel Smyth's The Boatswain's Mate, Charles Dibdin's Christmas Gambols and Edward Solomon and Francis Burnand's Pickwick.






Report from Innsbruck on recent performances of Flotow's Martha and Wagner's Rienzi. See here


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.

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

 

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