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Donizetti's  L'elisir d'amore

Teatru Manoel, Malta



Donizetti's  The Wild Man of the West Indies,  English Touring Opera



Donizetti's  The Siege of Calais

English Touring Opera



Donizetti's  I pazzi per progetto

Guildhall School of Music, London





Latest News

Opera Rara have released their recording of Les Martyrs. See here for Alan Jackson's review of the concert performance that followed the recording. They are also organising a talk on The Prima Donna and Opera on May 21 (see here for details) and a concert performance of Leoncavallo's Zazà at the Barbican on November 27.  They are also appealing for funds to record the two complete acts of Le Duc d'Albe, see here.

A rather intriguing CD of variations on tunes from Donizetti, Bellini and Mercadante operas for natural horn by Jacques-François Gallay will shortly be available.  For details of a tour in connection with it and excerpts go to

BBC Radio 3 broadcast Bellini's La Straniera on April 16.  It is available for 30 days. Verdi's Ernani and Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor are currently available here for a week or so yet.

Hayes Philharmonic Choir will be singing Macfarren's cantata, Mayday, as well as other 19th century English choral music, on  Saturday, April 25, 2015. See here for details

The Society chairman has now started his own web site that includes a list of his articles, some of which can be downloaded. See

Newsletter 124 is now available.

Articles by Charles Jernigan on the Opera Southwest production of Faccio's Amleto (see here ) and the Bergamo Festival's productions of Donizetti's Torquato Tasso and Betly (see here ) are now available.

Opera Nostalgia concentrates on past singers and performances.  It has a host of useful links including where you can find an English translation of Pacini's Le mie memorie artistiche

Recent opera books include Kenneth Stern's Giuditta PastaPhilip Eisenbeiss's Bel 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 Composer.



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