Naxos have released a CD ( 8.660338-39 ) of David's Lalla Roukh taken from the 2013 Opera Lafayette production, see here for article.
The Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon, are performing concert versions of Donizetti's Poliuto (April 16-21), Ponchielli's La Gioconda (May 13-17) and Bellini's Norma (June 4 - 8).
Bergamo have released details of the 2014 Donizetti festival,
Rara have announced a concert performance of Les Martyrs at the Royal Festival Hall on November 4,
2014, preceded by recording sessions. The CDs will contain
music not heard since the first performances in 1840. They have also launched
an appeal to raise the £250,000 needed to cover the costs. For details see the
“Donate” page of their website www.opera-rara.com .
Opera Rara have released Donizetti's Rita on ORC
television recording of the Toulouse production of Donizetti's
La favorite can be seen here. Verdi's Attila is also available
at the bottom of that page.
121 is now available. Many past articles from the Society's Newsletters up to 1989
are now available on line. Find them here.
Jernigan has written an article reflecting on the appearance of ghosts in 19th century opera
noting the dearth of Italian models and thus highlighting the uniqueness
of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. See here.
offers a wealth of opera videos free to view, although
of varying quality.
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