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 will be broadcasting Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore direct from the Royal Opera House, London at 18.50 (UK time) on Saturday, November 29. Reviews and photographs of this production when mounted in 2007 and 2012 can be seen here and here. BBC Radio 3 has already broadcast the recent Opera Rara concert performance of Donizetti's Les Martyrs on Saturday, November 15. A pdf of the libretto is available here. Both of the above are available for up to 30 days after the initial broadcast.
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 https://www.staatsoperlive.com/en/
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
A review by Alan Jackson of Joyce DiDonato's CD Stella di Napoli and Barbican concert of the same name can be found here.
October's Opera magazine includes an article on Opera à la française by Flora Willson. This is in conjunction with the recording & concert performance of Les
Martyrs in November. See www.opera-rara.com
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