Revival or World Premiere? - 'I Puritani in Palermo', heard by Giuseppe Pennisi
Protests in Rome - A mixed reception for 'Cav and Pag' at Teatro dell'Opera, by Giuseppe Pennisi
A Compelling Production - Verdi's 'Un Ballo in Maschera' at Opera North, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Choral Interventions - Wagner's 'Der fliegende Holländer' at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, heard by Giuseppe Pennisi
Panto Flavour - Alessandro Talevi's time-travelling, Punch-and-Judy, rock-'n'-roll production of 'Don Giovanni' for Opera North has been back on the road. Mike Wheeler re-visited it in Nottingham
Sex and Modernism - A triptych of modern ballets, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
A Nasty Tale - Opera North's 'Madama Butterfly', reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Rarely more than Loosely Acted - Maria Nockin reviews John Copley's production of Rossini's 'Semiramide' in HD from New York Metropolitan Opera, without Copley
Faith and Revolution - Poulenc's 'Dialogues des Carmélites' in Bologna, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Pungent Melancholy - Derby Concert Orchestra plays Rimsky-Korsakov, Sibelius, Dvorák and Tchaikovsky, heard by Mike Wheeler
A Short Bittersweet Opera - Stravinsky's 'A Soldier's Tale', heard by Giuseppe Pennisi
Pure Joy - Puccini's 'La bohème' in high definition from New York Metropolitan Opera, heard by Maria Nockin
Bold and Daring - Contrasting Busoni and Puccini in Cagliari, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Carnal Passion and Religion - Giuseppe Pennisi is more impressed by the musical than the visual aspects of Donizetti's 'La favorite' in Florence
A Slice of Life - Giuseppe Pennisi is impressed with the first performance of Marco Tutino's 'Miseria e Nobilità'
Profile. Magical Transformation - Ron Bierman talks to the American dramatic soprano Lise Lindstrom during rehearsals for Puccini's 'Turandot' at San Diego Opera
A Doll's House - A new production of Bellini's 'La Sonnambula', experienced by Giuseppe Pennisi
A Brisk Pace - L'Elisir d'Amore, live in HD from New York, reviewed by Maria Nockin
A Whirlwind of Slapstick - French Carnival Operettas in Venice, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Traditional Settings - Puccini's 'Tosca' in high definition at New York Metropolitan Opera impresses Maria Nockin
A Gradual Maturing - Giuseppe Pennisi describes the recent performance history of Rossini's 'William Tell' and reviews Palermo's 2018 production
Bandits in Rome - Giuseppe Pennisi describes the stormy reaction to Verdi's 'I Masnadieri'
Forcefully Engaging - A school production of 'Carmen', reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Sublime Romanticism - Valery Gergiev conducts Tchaikovsky's 'Iolanta', impressing Giuseppe Pennisi
Alive and Well - Comic operas in Berlin, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Feminism and Anti-colonialism - Meyerbeer's L'Africaine, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
DVD Spotlight. Panache and Style - Janácek's 'The Cunning Little Vixen', reviewed by Robert Anderson. '... much bewitching music ...'
DVD Spotlight. Playful Fantasy - 'Die Zauberflöte' from Bregenz, reviewed by Howard Smith. '... sparkling cast ...'
DVD Spotlight. Battle of Wills - Erich Korngold's 'Die Tote Stadt', reviewed by Robert Anderson. '... production and performance are in the safe hands of the Finnish National Opera ...'
Stylish Women - Verdi's Falstaff in high definition, live from New York, by Maria Nockin
Innovation and Tradition - Verdi's 'La Traviata' at the start of La Scala's new season, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Astonishing Vocal and Physical Power - Britten's 'Death in Venice', heard by Mike Wheeler
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
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