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The BBC broadcast the 2014 Covent Garden production of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda with Joyce DiDonato on Thursday, May 4. See here.  All broadcasts are available for 30 days after initial transmission.

Some rare Donizetti and Bellini scheduled in the north east US - La Zingara, The Siege of Calais and Il pirata later this year. See here . Also Wexford has released its programme including Foroni's Margherita, see

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. 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
Lauro_Rossi_Il_Domino_Nero . You have to sign up to to download but you can read the paper online - the link for this is rather faint at the bottom of the Academia webpage.

Dynamic have released a CD (CDS7758.02), DVD (37758)  and Blueray (57758) of Donizetti's Olivo e Pasquale from the 2016 Donizetti Festival in Bergamo. Alan Jackson thought this an excellent production, see here. They have recently released CD, DVD and Blueray of Mercadante's Francesca di Rimini from the 2016 Festival della Valle d'Itria 2016 festival and of Rossini's Armida from a 2015 production from Ghent. They also released a CD of Paisiello's La grotta di Trofonio also from the 2016 Festival della Valle d'Itria.

Newsletter 130 is now available. Note that all the major Newsletter articles up to Newsletter 99 (October 2006) are now available online.  Go to and then to relevant link.

Reviews by Alan Jackson from this year's Donizetti Festival in Bergamo - Rosmonda d'Inghilterra and Olivo e Pasquale. A review of both by Charles Jernigan can be found here.

Reviews by Charles Jernigan of  David's Herculanum and Donizetti's Maria de Rudenz from the 2016 Wexford Festival

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.

A new book on the Victorian soprano Therese Tietjens has just been published. It is entitled Therese Tietjens: Last Rose of Victorian Opera and is written by Susie Timms. The publisher is County Collegiate, who do not appear to have a web site but details can be found on Amazon and other book sellers.

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


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