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Philip Gossett the noted musicologist and great contributor to 19th century opera scholarship has died. His obituary from the Washington Post can be found here.

Lim Antiqua in Lucca (http://www.limantiqua.com) have a large catalogue of libretti for sale. See here


Review of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore from the Royal Opera, London. See here


Newsletter 131 is now available. Note that all the major Newsletter articles up to Newsletter 99 (October 2006) are now available online.  Go to http://donizettisociety.com/newsletters.htm and then to relevant link.

The BBC broadcast Rossini's La Donna del Lago on May 31 with Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Florez (see here) and a rarity, Faccio's Amleto, from Bregenz on June 8 (see here).  All broadcasts are available for 30 days after initial transmission.

Review by Charles Jernigan of  Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor seen in Denver, May 2017

Some rare Donizetti and Bellini scheduled in the north east US - La Zingara, two productions of The Siege of Calais and Il pirata later this year. See here. Also Wexford has released its programme including Foroni's Margherita, see http://www.wexfordopera.com/programme/festival-programme-2017/

A video of the 2010 production of Donizetti's Belisario by Buenos Aires Lírica can be found here. Some still photographs of the production can be found here. http://www.dailymotion.com/gb has a wide selection of operas both in video and audio only.

An article by Paola Ciarlantini, "Il domino nero di Lauro Rossi ovvero La scandalosa fuga di suor Estella", which was written as part of mounting the production at Jesi in 2001 can be seen at https://www.academia.edu/31708307/
Lauro_Rossi_Il_Domino_Nero . You may have to sign up to Academia.edu to download but you can read the paper online - the link for this is rather faint at the bottom of the Academia webpage.



The American Institute of Verdi Studies is a focus for Verdi activities in the US.  Their Journal, The Verdi Forum, has many scholarly articles, all of which bar those from the most recent edition can be downloaded.

The Loeb Music Library have started to digitise their 19th century score collection, see here.

 

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