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Donizetti's  The Siege of Calais

English Touring Opera



Donizetti's  I pazzi per progetto

Guildhall School of Music, London



Donizetti's  L'elisir d'amore

Estonian National Opera, Tallinn



Donizetti's  Linda di Chamounix

Stadttheater, Giessen





Latest News

BBC Radio 3 will be broadcasting Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor with Shagimuratova from the Met on Monday, March 30 at 19.30 (UK time). The broadcast will then be available for a further 30 days. Other Shagimuratova Lucias may be seen here and here .

The Society chairman has now started his own web site that includes a list of his articles, some of which can be downloaded. See

Kunsthuis Opera Vlaanderen are performing Halévy's La Juive at Gent and Antwerp, April 14 - May 6. They are also organising a conference to complement it on "Judaism in Music", April 14/15.

Newsletter 124 is now available.

An article by Thea Cook on the recent bel canto concerts in New York, entitled Stella, Nemica Infausta, can be found here.

An article by Alan Jackson on the recent concert performance of Donizetti's Les Martyrs in London can be found here. October's Opera magazine included an article on the opera entitled "Opera à la française" by Flora Willson.

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.

Opera Nostalgia concentrates on past singers and performances.  It has a host of useful links including where you can find an English translation of Pacini's Le mie memorie artistiche

Recent opera books include Kenneth Stern's Giuditta PastaPhilip Eisenbeiss's Bel 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 Composer.



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