Operngruppe are performing Donizetti's Betly, the first time the critical score of the opera has been given in Germany, on November 17.
A celebration of the Loder family from Bath is planned for October 15 -18 including a study day and concerts featuring excerpts from Edward Loder's Raymond and Agnes and Kate Loder's Piano Trio. See here for flyer and here for more background information
An article by Charles Jernigan on La favorite at Caramoor can be found here.
Opera Magazine (June 2015) carried a very positive editorial on Donizetti and have kindly given us permission to reproduce it. See here.
Winslow Hall opera is fairly new to the country house opera circuit. See here for details of their progress and their 2014 production of Donizetti's Lucia.
Newsletter 125 is now available.
Opera Rara have released their recording of Les Martyrs. See here for Alan Jackson's
review of the concert performance that followed the recording. They are organising a performance of Leoncavallo's Zazà at the Barbican on November 27 and are appealing for funds to record Le Duc d'Albe, see here.
A rather intriguing CD of variations on tunes from Donizetti, Bellini and Mercadante operas for natural horn by Jacques-François Gallay has been released. For details go to http://www.annekescott.com/songsoflove
The Society chairman now has his own web site with a list of his articles, some of which can be downloaded - http://alexander.weatherson.info
Opera Nostalgia concentrates on past singers and performances. It has a host of useful links including http://www.katani.nl/english.html where you can find an English translation of Pacini's Le
mie memorie artistiche
opera books include Kenneth
Pasta, Philip Eisenbeiss's
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