Newsletter 123 is now available.
The Vienna State Opera is starting a live streaming service. You can sign up and try it for 7 days. On October 17, they will be showing Roberto Dereveux with Gruberova, see https://www.staatsoperlive.com/en/ .
BBC Radio 3 will be broadcasting Rossini's Mosé in Egitto (Cardiff) on October 20 at 19.30 (UK time) (see here ) and Aureliano in Palmira (Pesaro) on October 23 at 14.00 (see here ). These will be available online for 6 days afterwards. An article by Charles Jernigan on the Aureliano in Palmira performance can be found here.
The first performance in nearly 150 years of Faccio's Amleto is planned by Opera Southwest in Albuquerque, October 26 - November 2. It will be broadcast live on the radio on 95.5
Classical KHFM ( classicalkhfm.com ) at 2 pm (US MST = 8 pm UK time) on October 26.
Opera Nostalgia concentrates on past singers and performances. It has a host of useful links including http://www.katani.nl/english.html where you can find an English translation of Pacini's Le
mie memorie artistiche
A review by Alan Jackson of Joyce DiDonato's CD Stella di Napoli and Barbican concert of the same name can be found here.
Mezzo Hayden DeWitt is performing an all bel-canto concert of arias from 19th century operas at the Church of the
Ascension, 218 West 108th
Street, New York on October 24, 2014 at 7.30 pm. See here for details.
October's Opera magazine includes an article on Opera à la française by Flora Willson. This is in conjunction with the recording & concert performance of Les
Martyrs in November. See www.opera-rara.com
opera books include Kenneth
Pasta, Philip Eisenbeiss's
Canto Bully, Dan Marek's Giovanni Battista Rubini and the Bel Canto
Tenors: History and Technique, Barbara Kendall-Davies's Volume
2 of Pauline Viardot
and Andrew Everett's Josephine's