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Contemplating The End
Maile Colbert's opera Come Kingdom Come is an inquiry into apocalyptic philosophy.
2014-06-30
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Ivor Bolton: Probing beneath the Surface of Snack Culture
Constantly setting his sails for new horizons, digging up glittering treasures from the past and battling it out with the defendants of the old order, Conductor Ivor Bolton is classical music's "Pirate of the Caribbean". While some of his colleagues ...
2010-06-15
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The Oracle Hysterical: Stravinsky's Hip Hop Opera
In a recent interview with Sound Designer Mark Grey, he had a bemusing anecdote to share with us: "You must always remember that there are serious anti-sound patrons in the classical music world, who are never satisfied. I remember back ...
2010-03-03
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Cape Festival: Exploring South Africa's Opera Tradition
Some will shake their head at the idea, but it is true: Opera and Africa belong together. „Singing is part of our culture in Africa“, Composer Bongani Ndodana Breen enthuses, „People sing, they dance and they will you stories. These ...
2009-12-01
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Klaus Schulze & Lisa Gerrard: "Farscape"; "Come Quietly"
A License to provoke: Schulze and Gerrard are falling into the music.
2009-11-11

2009

August

england Kate Royal: "Midsummer Night" CD a showcase for passion

January

us CD Feature/ Joyce DiDonato: "Furore"; Diana Damrau: "Donna"
us Interview with Robert Ashley

2008

November

fi Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra: ‘Kullervo’ grabs Diapason Gold
us CD Feature/ Robert Ashley: "Concrete"
de CD Feature/ Bruno Weil & Capella Coloniensis: "Mozart - Demofoonte"

October

ru Anna Netrebko: 'Souvenirs' focusses on Operetta, extends friendship

August

hu Peter Eötvös: Love and other Demons haunt Glyndebourne

July

jp Kent Nagano: Festival Bel Canto translates torments of the human soul

May

global Concert Report/ Ensemble San Felice: "Handel - Rodrigo"
ru Anna Netrebko & Rolando Villazon: La Boheme for young lovers

2007

December

global CD Feature/ Cecilia Bartoli: "Maria"

October

england CD Feature/ Kate Royal: "Kate Royal"
global Castrati in Music 2

September

global CD Feature/ Peter Maag: "Verdi - Luisa Miller"
it Luciano Pavarotti: Documenting his legacy
global Castrati in Music 1

August

global CD Feature/ Alan Curtis & John Pascoe: "Vivaldi - Ercole Su’l Termodonte"

July

england Kate Royal: Debut album in September

June

de CD Feature/ Staatskapelle Dresden: "Verdi - Rigoletto"

May

it CD Feature/ Rossini: "La Cenerentola"

2006

August

de Wagner 2006

April

de CD Feature/ Peter Maag: "Mozart - Idomeneo"