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Francesco Vella has made available a paper on "Jenny Lind, Voice, Celebrity", soon to be published in Music and Letters. You can download it by signing up free to or there is a rather faint "Read Paper" link at the bottom of the webpage.

Reviews by Miles Gaythwaite of  Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and Meyerbeer's Le Prophète,  both from the Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse.

Philip Gossett the noted musicologist and great contributor to 19th century opera scholarship has died. His obituary from the Washington Post can be found here.

Lim Antiqua in Lucca ( have a large catalogue of libretti for sale. See here

Review of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore from the Royal Opera, London. See here

Newsletter 131 is now available. Note that all the major Newsletter articles up to Newsletter 99 (October 2006) are now available online.  Go to and then to relevant link.

Review by Charles Jernigan of  Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor seen in Denver, May 2017

Some rare Donizetti and Bellini scheduled in the north east US - La Zingara, two productions of The Siege of Calais and Il pirata later this year. See here. Also Wexford has released its programme including Foroni's Margherita, see

A video of the 2010 production of Donizetti's Belisario by Buenos Aires Lírica can be found here. Some still photographs of the production can be found here. has a wide selection of operas both in video and audio only.

An article by Paola Ciarlantini, "Il domino nero di Lauro Rossi ovvero La scandalosa fuga di suor Estella", which was written as part of mounting the production at Jesi in 2001 can be seen at
Lauro_Rossi_Il_Domino_Nero . You may have to sign up to to download but you can read the paper online - the link for this is rather faint at the bottom of the Academia webpage.

The American Institute of Verdi Studies is a focus for Verdi activities in the US.  Their Journal, The Verdi Forum, has many scholarly articles, all of which bar those from the most recent edition can be downloaded.

The Loeb Music Library have started to digitise their 19th century score collection, see here.


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