Newsletter 124 is now available.
Rossini's L'inganno felice will be broadcast on February 26 at 14.00 (UK time) on BBC Radio 3 . Cagnoni's Don Bucefalo was broadcast on February 12 and Bellini's I Capuleti e I Montecchi on February 19. All three will then be available on BBC iPlayer for 30 days afterwards. Rossini's La donna del lago is available on BBC iPlayer until February 26.
Truesound Transfers have put out a Belcanto Christmas CD of old recordings. You can find it here including a track by Albert Vaguet.
An article by Thea Cook on the recent bel canto concerts in New York, entitled Stella, Nemica Infausta, can be found here.
An article by Alan Jackson on the recent concert performance of Donizetti's Les Martyrs in London can be found here. October's Opera magazine included an article on the opera entitled "Opera à la française" by Flora Willson.
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 http://www.katani.nl/english.html where you can find an English translation of Pacini's Le
mie memorie artistiche
A review by Alan Jackson of Joyce DiDonato's CD Stella di Napoli and Barbican concert of the same name can be found 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