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Newsletter 132 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.

BBC Radio 3 will be broadcasting the recording of Donizetti's La Fille du régiment with Sutherland and Pavarotti as part of a commemoration of Pavarotti on Thursday, September 21 at 14.00 (UK time).  The broadcast is available for 30 days after initial transmission.

Opera Rara have released recital disks by Michael Spyres and Joyce El-Khoury. There is a review by Alan Jackson in October's Newsletter.

Reviews by Charles Jernigan of the US premiere of Donizetti's The Siege of Calais (L'assedio di  Calais) at the Glimmerglass Festival and Lucia di Lammermoor at Santa Fe Opera.


Francesca Vella has made available a paper on "Jenny Lind, Voice, Celebrity", soon to be published in Music and Letters. You can download it by signing up free to or there is a rather faint "Read Paper" link at the bottom of the webpage.


Reviews by Miles Gaythwaite of  Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and Meyerbeer's Le Prophète,  both from the Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse.

Philip Gossett the noted musicologist and great contributor to 19th century opera scholarship has died. His obituary from the Washington Post can be found here.

Review of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore from the Royal Opera, London. See here

A video of the 2010 production of Donizetti's Belisario by Buenos Aires Lírica can be found here. Some still photographs of the production can be found here. has a wide selection of operas both in video and audio only.

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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