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
An Asian Fairytale - Puccini's 'Turandot' live in HD from New York, enjoyed by Maria Nockin
Rossini's Revenge - The first of three new 'Barber of Seville' productions marking the opera's bicentenary, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Carnival in Venice - Giuseppe Pennisi reviews Hervé's 'Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde'
Transcendental Dawn - Handel's 'Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno' impresses Giuseppe Pennisi
Wonderfully Frivolous - Chabrier's 'L'Etoile' at Covent Garden, recommended by Alice McVeigh
A Successful Challenge - Wagner's 'Götterdämmerung' ends the Palermo 'Ring' cycle, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Surrealist Pop - Rossini's 'La Cenerentola' in Rome, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Melodic Gold - Bizet's 'The Pearlfishers' live in HD from New York, reviewed by Maria Nockin
For the New Year - Unusual ballet productions in Italy, seen by Giuseppe Pennisi
A Rebel with a Cause - Teatro Massimo di Palermo's 'Siegfried', reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Passion and Commitment - Verdi's 'Giovanna D'Arco' at La Scala, recommended by Giuseppe Pennisi
A Painterly Production - Alban Berg's 'Lulu', live in high definition from Metropolitan Opera, impresses Maria Nockin
Delirious Joy - Opera North's 'Kiss Me, Kate' impresses Mike Wheeler
Enthralling Music - Hans Werner Henze's 'The Bassarids', reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
An Overwhelming Theatrical Experience - Opera North brings Janácek's 'Jenufa' to Nottingham, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Unique Enchantment - Mozart's Magic Flute at San Francisco Opera, enjoyed by Maria Nockin
Exuberant Delight - Opera North's 'The Barber of Seville', enjoyed by Mike Wheeler
Luxuriant Orchestration - Mozart's 'Idomeneo', heard by Giuseppe Pennisi
Druid Priestess Conquers LA - James Sohre is impressed by Bellini's 'Norma'
An International Co-production - Donizetti's 'Don Pasquale' impresses Giuseppe Pennisi
The Downfall - Richard Strauss' 'Elektra' in Bologna, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Dramatic Values - Richard Wagner's 'Tannhäuser', live in HD from New York, reviewed by Maria Nockin
Towards the Abyss - Alban Berg's 'Wozzeck' at La Scala, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Two Ballets - Giuseppe Pennisi experiences a new dance in Rome
Superstars - Bromley Youth Music Trust's 'West Side Story' impresses Alice McVeigh
Truth and Loyalty - Verdi's 'Otello', live in HD from New York impresses Maria Nockin
Close to Perfection - 'Il Trovatore' live in HD from New York Metropolitan Opera, enjoyed by Maria Nockin
Musical Prowess - Robert Anderson's 'Opera Nights and Nightmares', read by Gerald Fenech
The End of Utopia - 'The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny' by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
A Bloody Good Time - James Sohre enjoyed Stephen Sondheim's 'Sweeney Todd' at San Francisco Opera
Unjustly Neglected - Rare Verdi, well done in San Francisco, reported by James Sohre
DVD Spotlight. Strong Voices - 'Porgy and Bess' from San Francisco Opera, appreciated by Ron Bierman. '... John DeMain leads the opera orchestra in a performance that blends well with the voices ...'
A High Level - German operas at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest, experienced by Giuseppe Pennisi
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