Opera Magazine ( June 2015) carried a very positive editorial on Donizetti and have kindly given us permission to reproduce it. See here.
BBC Radio 3 broadcast Donizetti's Poliuto from Glyndebourne on June 22. It will be available online for 30 days. Donizetti's Don Pasquale from Vienna with Florez is available here
until June 27.
Winslow Hall opera is fairly new to the country house opera circuit. Their website gives details their progress and their 2014 production of Donizetti's Lucia - http://www.winslowhallopera.co.uk/2014.html
Newsletter 125 is now available.
Dynamic have released a DVD of the 1840 version of Donizetti's Anna Bolena from the 2013 Rieti Festival
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 concert performance of Leoncavallo's Zazà at the Barbican on November 27 and are also appealing for funds to record the two complete acts of 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