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The BBC broadcast Rossini's Ciro in Babilona from the Pesaro Festival on November 24, see here. Félicien David’s Herculanum was broadcast on October 29, see here, and the recent Covent Garden production of Bellini's Norma on November 5, see here.  All broadcasts will be available for 30 days after initial transmission.

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

Report by Charles Jernigan on Opera Southwest's production of Rossini's Tancredi

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

A review by Nick Hawkins of Rossini's La donna del lago staged at the Rossini Festival, Pesaro.  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 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.


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