Intergenerational Conflict - Giuseppe Pennisi attended a successful performance of Verdi's 'Ernani' in Rome
Last Gasp of Boyhood - Roderic Dunnett investigates Jubilee Opera's 'A Time There Was' for the Benjamin Britten centenary
Film Noir - 'The Magic Flute' from Berlin's Komische Oper, reviewed by Maria Nockin
Brilliant Ideas - Verdi's Shakespeare trilogy in Ravenna, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
DVD Spotlight. Conviction and Passion - Britten's 'Peter Grimes' at Teatro alla Scala, reviewed by Howard Smith. '... a welcome centenary release.'
DVD Spotlight. Collapsing Troy - Berlioz from Covent Garden, reviewed by Robert Anderson. '... much orchestral wizardry under Antonio Pappano ...'
Canonical from our Era? - Nico Muhly's opera 'Two Boys', reviewed by Gregory Moomjy
Pure Enjoyment - 'Simon Boccanegra' in Turin, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
A Conductor's Opera - Verdi's 'Falstaff' at Los Angeles Opera, reviewed by Maria Nockin
Operas You've Probably Never Heard Of - Roderic Dunnett visits Wexford
A Grand Sea Symphony? - Giuseppe Pennisi was at a concert performance in Rome of Britten's 'Peter Grimes'
A Great Deal of Fun - Maria Nockin takes a whiff of an early Shostakovich opera
Good Sense - Turandot in Rome as written by Puccini, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Rather Impressive - Mark Berry experiences English National Opera's 'Madama Butterfly'
The Highest Artistic Level - Maria Nockin loved The Met's 'Eugene Onegin' streamed live in HD
Mixed Reviews - Gregory Moomjy discusses docu-opera, bad language, taboo subjects and negative reviews in the context of Mark-Anthony Turnage's 'Anna Nicole'
Forever Ingrained - Gregory Moomjy pays tribute to New York City Opera
A Good Night for Singing - Los Angeles Opera's 'Carmen', reviewed by Maria Nockin
Extremely Visual - Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele at San Francisco Opera, heard by Maria Nockin
Excellent Material - A look at Tobias Picker and Sandy McClatchy's fascinating new opera Dolores Claiborne, by Maria Nockin
DVD Spotlight. Unstinted Commitment - Janáček's Cunning Little Vixen, enjoyed by Gerald Fenech
Gripping and Engrossing - 'Otello' in an immigration camp at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest, experienced by Giuseppe Pennisi
DVD Spotlight. Blissful Serenity? - Massenet's 'Don Quichotte', reviewed by Robert Anderson. 'The Sofia pit has performed throughout with a rationality that appears only fitfully on stage.'
Very Scrupulous - An unusual Salzburg 'Ring', appreciated by Giuseppe Pennisi
New Directions - Giuseppe Pennisi reports on Mozart, Verdi and Wagner operas from Salzburg's summer festival
A Turning Point - Giuseppe Pennisi was at the 2013 Torre del Lago Festival for a new international production of 'Tosca' and a performance of 'Rigoletto' with young singers
Exhilarating Music - Verdi, Rossini, Offenbach, Mozart and Theodore Morrison at Santa Fe Opera, enjoyed by Maria Nockin
Good Music makes Good Money - Giuseppe Pennisi was at the 2013 Rossini Opera Festival
DVD Spotlight. Cooperative Cauliflower - Tchaikovsky's 'Eugene Onegin', reviewed by Robert Anderson. 'The best and worst of this production can be grasped at once ...'
A Rich Musical Season - Summer opera in Rome, heard by Giuseppe Pennisi
Inspiration and Confidence - Mozart's Magic Flute at Nevill Holt Opera impresses Roderic Dunnett
Household Rituals - Contemporary and modern music at Aix-en-Provence, heard by Giuseppe Pennisi
Jaw-droppingly Compelling - A Sciarrino and Maxwell Davies double bill from Music Theatre Wales, by Mike Wheeler
Different Women - 'Electra' and 'Elena' at Aix-en-Provence, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Terrific Energy - A short double bill from Buxton's Young Artists programme, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Typically Convoluted - Mike Wheeler returns to Buxton for Vivaldi's 'Ottone in Villa'
Incredibly Welcome - Roderic Dunnett visits Grange Park Opera for Tchaikovsky's 'Eugene Onegin'
Enjoyably Daft - Mike Wheeler experiences Mozart's 'La Finta Giardiniera' at Buxton
Colourful Treatment - French comedies launch the Buxton Festival, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Deeply Moving - Britten's 'Curlew River' in Rome, experienced by Giuseppe Pennisi
Bitter Reflection - A half-baked 'Don Pasquale', reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Real Power - Three one act operas exploring the condition of women, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Dramatic Effect - Purcell's 'Dido and Aeneas' in the Roman Gym impresses Giuseppe Pennisi
Different Styles - Antonio Pappano's 'Un Ballo in Maschera' impresses Giuseppe Pennisi
CD Spotlight. Mostly Excellent - Smetana's 'The Bartered Bride', heard by Stephen Francis Vasta. '... a fine performance ...'
DVD Spotlight. Imperial Power - Pergolesi's 'La Salustia', reviewed by Robert Anderson. '... much memorable singing ...'
Fighting for Freedom - A new start for 'Il Trionfo di Clelia'? Giuseppe Pennisi has his doubts
Major Joys - Los Angeles Philharmonic's 'The Marriage of Figaro' delights Maria Nockin
Political Allegory - Wagner's 'Götterdämmerung' at La Scala Milan, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
A Memorable Rendition - Puccini's 'Tosca' at Los Angeles Opera, reviewed by Maria Nockin
Political Tragedy - Giuseppe Pennisi attended a performance of Wagner's 'Rienzi' in Rome
Somewhat Different - Handel's 'Giulio Cesare' live in HD fascinated Maria Nockin
CD Spotlight. Historically Significant - 'Didone Abbandonata' by Johann Hasse, heard by Howard Smith. 'Michael Hofstetter directs a consistently dramatic, high tensile performance.'
DVD Spotlight. Considerable Turmoil - 'La Battaglia di Legnano', reviewed by Robert Anderson. '... Verdi patriotic is not necessarily Verdi at his most subtle.'
Troubles in Florence - Giuseppe Pennisi was at the opening night of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
A Popular Success - Some harsh criticism from Gregory Moomjy on Offenbach's 'La Périchole' at New York City Opera
Vibrant and Wild - Wagner's 'Flying Dutchman' enthralls Giuseppe Pennisi
DVD Spotlight. An Operatic Cinderella - Verdi's 'Il Corsaro' impresses Robert Anderson. '... a very sensitive staging ...'
DVD Spotlight. Quite Riveting - Pergolesi's 'L'Olimpiade' impresses Gerald Fenech. '... sound and visuals are top-drawer stuff.'
A Complex Plot - Giuseppe Pennisi was at the opening night of Verdi's 'Don Carlo' in Turin
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