The BBC will broadcast the 2014 Covent Garden production
Maria Stuarda with Joyce DiDonato on Thursday, May
4 at 14.00 (UK time). See
It broadcast Bellini's La
sonnambula on April 6. 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 http://www.wexfordopera.com/programme/festival-programme-2017/
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. http://www.dailymotion.com/gb 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
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 http://donizettisociety.com/newsletters.htm and then to relevant link.
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.