Dido Reconstructed - Henry Purcell, arranged by Atilio Cremonesi, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
A Very Rich Menu - Giuseppe Pennisi attends two first performances at the Pergolesi Spontini Festival in Jesi
An African 'Norma' - Giuseppe Pennisi compares La Fenice's Bellini revival with an earlier production in Naples
Very Effective - Igor Stravinsky's 'The Soldier's Tale' at the Presteigne Festival, reviewed by Keith Bramich
Rossini on a Movie Set - 'Il Turco in Italia' and 'Ciro in Babilonia' at the Rossini Opera Festival, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Most Entertaining - Peter Eötvös' 'The Golden Dragon' impresses Mike Wheeler
An Engrossing Idea - Giuseppe Pennisi visits the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro for an original and moving 'La Donna del Lago'
Eros and Philosophy - Giuseppe Pennisi's last report from this year's Salzburg Festival features a new production of Mozart's 'Così fan tutte'
Starving for Gold - Giuseppe Pennisi gets a rare chance to hear Richard Strauss' 'Der Liebe der Danae'
A Captivating Evening - Vivaldi's 'La Sena Festeggiante', reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Crossing the Threshold - Giuseppe Pennisi, reporting from Salzburg, finds the first performance of Thomas Adès' new opera 'The Exterminating Angel' even more engrossing than Luis Bunuel
Resonant Baritone - Mike Wheeler describes Josep-Ramon Olivé and Ben-San Lau's Buxton debut
Not Entirely New - Giuseppe Pennisi experiences a double 'Barber of Seville' in Rome
Lucid Sense - Handel's 'Tamerlano' at Buxton, enjoyed by Mike Wheeler
Carmen Lite-ful (Rhymes with Frightful) - James Sohre sends the last of his reports from San Francisco
On Vibrant Form - Bellini's 'I Capuletti e I Montecchi' at the Buxton Festival, recommended by Mike Wheeler
Hugely Rewarding - Mozart's 'Idomeneo' at Garsington Opera impresses Roderic Dunnett
Triumphant Janácek - 'Jenufa' in San Francisco impresses James Sohre
First Thoughts - Mike Wheeler reports on Beethoven at the 2016 Buxton Festival
Nabucco goes to War - Giuseppe Pennisi was in the audience in Rome
Musically Exceptional - San Francisco's starry Don Carlo, seen by James Sohre
A Polished Team - Heritage Opera's 'Don Giovanni', reviewed by Roderic Dunnett
Mixed Feelings - Mozart's 'Così fan tutte', reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Divine Providence - Giuseppe Pennisi is impressed by Donizetti's religious opera 'Linda di Chamounix'
A Modern Tragedy - Salvatore Sciarrino's 'Luci mie traditrici', one of the most performed contemporary operas, finally reaches a major Italian opera house, by Giuseppe Pennisi
Highly Satisfying - Roderic Dunnett visits Longborough for Wagner's 'Tannhäuser'
Power and Eloquence - Mike Wheeler was at the culmination of Wagner's 'Ring' in Nottingham
Shades of Real Gentleness - Mike Wheeler listens to Lars Cleveman as Siegfried in Nottingham
Handled with Brilliance - Opera North's 'Die Walküre' impresses Mike Wheeler
Fast Forward - Giuseppe Pennisi assesses three works at a contemporary music festival in Rome
Highly Effective - 'Das Rheingold' at Opera North, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
CD Spotlight. Powerful Music - Wolf-Ferrari's 'The Jewels of the Madonna', recommended by Geoff Pearce. 'Special praise should be given to the musical director, Friedrich Haider ...'
High Fashion - A new production of 'La traviata' in Rome, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
A Delight - 'Albert Herring' in Florence impresses Giuseppe Pennisi
Turandot for Children - Giuseppe Pennisi investigates a Puccini production with one hundred and fifty performances in twelve months
Somewhat Heavy-handed - Donizetti's 'Roberto Devereux', reviewed by Maria Nockin
CD Spotlight. A Genuine Knockout - Balfe's 'Satanella', recommended by Gerald Fenech. '... a work made in Heaven, sparkling, joyous and overtly uplifting.'
Ask Alice - Classical Music Agony Aunt Alice McVeigh on Wagner's 'Tannhäuser' at Covent Garden
Sex and Murder - Giordano's 'La cena delle beffe', reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
A Difficult Score - The new critical edition of Puccini's 'La Fanciulla del West', reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
A Precursor to Decadentism - Tchaikovsky's 'Iolanta' in Florence, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Cogent and Interesting - Dennis Marks' 'The Knowledge - Opera', read by Roderic Dunnett
In Two Parts - Puccini's 'Il Trittico' as seen by Michieletto and Rustioni, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
A Fine Show - Madama Butterfly live in HD from New York, reviewed by Maria Nockin
Unmistakeably Italian - Alfredo Casella's fairy tale 'La Donna Serpente', reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
CD Spotlight. Masterful Throughout - Felix Weingartner's 'Die Dorfschule', recommended by Gerald Fenech. '... great attention to detail ...'
A Double Revival - Respighi's 'Sunken Bell' in Cagliari, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Sensitive Expression - Puccini's 'Manon Lescaut' live in HD from New York Metropolitan Opera impresses Maria Nockin
CD Spotlight. Jazzy and Sleazy - Will Todd's 'Alice', recommended by Roderic Dunnett. '... this disc should be on everyone's shelves.'
Genius and Intemperance - Berlioz's 'Benvenuto Cellini', reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
A 'Portable' Devil - Giuseppe Pennisi visits Pisa for Arrigo Boito's 'Mefistofele'
DVD Spotlight. Mantle of Wagner - 'Feuersnot' by Richard Strauss, impresses Geoff Pearce. '... the orchestra was sumptuous.'
Anti-romantic Opera - Opera North's 'Così fan tutte', recommended by Mike Wheeler
Visually Stunning - Giordano's 'Andrea Chénier', reviewed by Mike Wheeler
An Effervescent Delight - Donizetti's 'L'Elisir d'Amore' impresses Mike Wheeler
Monumental and Hieratic - Stravinsky's 'Oedipus Rex', recommended by Giuseppe Pennisi
A Fabulous Night - Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields' musical 'Sweet Charity', strongly recommended by Alice McVeigh
A Great Success - Eleonora Abbagnato's 'Four Great Choreographers' at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, appreciated by Giuseppe Pennisi
A Different 'Norma' - Giuseppe Pennisi visits Naples
HOT 'Dream' in Honolulu - James Sohre reviews a Britten rarity
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