Classical Beat: opera


Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Links: second "Butterfly" cast

A link to my review of the second cast of WNO's "Madama Butterfly," with Ana Maria Martinez.

By Anne Midgette  |  08:57 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washington, opera

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Levine cancels appearances, steps down in Boston

James Levine cancels his upcoming appearances with the BSO; the BSO subsequently pulls the plug and announces he will step down as music director in September, 2011. But Peter Serkin will play with the orchestra in Washington.

By Anne Midgette  |  04:35 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  national, news, opera

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 12/09/2010

Fleming to Chicago Lyric

Renee Fleming is named the new Creative Consultant of the Chicago Lyric Opera, working on a new opera, a Broadway musical, and marketing and educational initiatives. A new direction for a star soprano?

By Anne Midgette  |  04:59 PM ET, 12/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  opera, opera

Posted at 03:51 AM ET, 07/10/2010

"Turk in Italy" at Wolf Trap

My review of Rossini's "Turk in Italy" at Wolf Trap.

By Anne Midgette  |  03:51 AM ET, 07/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  opera, opera

Posted at 06:35 AM ET, 03/15/2010

The excellence of bad opera

Thoughts on Gergiev, the Mariinsky, and the ideal of perfection versus the pragmatism of reality.

By Anne Midgette  |  06:35 AM ET, 03/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  opera, opera

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 02/10/2010

Met "Carmen," at last

I finally get to see the Metropolitan Opera's new production of "Carmen."

By Anne Midgette  |  09:30 AM ET, 02/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  opera

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/01/2009

An Opera Primer

What would your advice be to someone who wants to start out learning about opera?

By Anne Midgette  |  06:30 AM ET, 09/01/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  opera, opera

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/16/2009

Che Sera, Serail

On the anniversary of the world premiere of Mozart's "Abduction from the Seraglio," a recording of Edda Moser shows how it should be sung.

By Anne Midgette  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/16/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  opera