The BBC broadcast Rossini's Ciro in
Babilona from the Pesaro Festival on November 24, see
David’s Herculanum was broadcast on October 29,
here, and the recent Covent Garden production of Bellini's
Norma on November 5, see
All broadcasts will be available for 30 days
after initial transmission.
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.
This autumn, Opera Rara are offering a 50% discount on 5 of their titles each week for a week. See here
Rossini's La Cenerentola from the Opéra de Lille is available for streaming until April 13, 2017, see here
Newsletter 129 is now available. Note that all the major Newsletter articles up to Newsletter 81 (October 2000) are now available online. Go to http://donizettisociety.com/newsletters.htm and then to relevant link.
The Loeb Music Library have started to digitise their 19th century score collection, see here.
There are new books out on the Victorian conductor Michael Costa and on sopranos Leyla Gencer and Beverly Sills. Recent opera books include Kenneth Stern's Giuditta Pasta, Philip Eisenbeiss's Bel Canto Bully, Dan Marek's Giovanni Battista Rubini and the Bel Canto Tenors: History and Technique and Barbara Kendall-Davies's Volume 2 of Pauline Viardot.