and the RNCM have announced a series of study
days and lectures, several featuring Nelly Miricioiu.
7659) have released a CD of Ugo, Conte di
Parigi from the 2003 Bergamo production.
Jernigan has written an article reflecting on the appearance of ghosts in 19th century opera
noting the dearth of Italian models and thus highlighting the uniqueness
of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. See here.
An aural analysis of bel canto
- thesis by Airlie Jane Kirkham on using old recordings as a means of appreciating bel canto traditions
recent Wexford production of Foroni's Cristina, Regina
di Svezia can be heard here. Note
that it does take a few seconds before it starts.
Details and photos on the production are here
SOMM have released SOMMCD
0131 of Wallace Songs sung by Sally Silver
with Richard Bonynge at the piano. An excerpt from "Through the
pathless forest drear"
can be heard here
and from "Bird of the Wild
Heinsen, the Society's German representative, has started
a new website http://operalounge.de/
with articles, news and reviews about opera.
offers a wealth of opera videos free to view, although
of varying quality.
120 is now available. Charles Jernigan's
article from Newsletter
119 on Félicien David's Lalla Roukh,
performed earlier this year by Opera Lafayette, can
be found here.
Music Trust are offering recordings of
several Rossini and Donizetti operas in
English. See here
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