Newsletter 126 is now available. An article from Newsletter 125 on an aria composed by Balfe for inclusion in Donizetti's Il furioso can be found here.
A video of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore from Brussels is available at http://www.lamonnaie.be/fr/mymm/media/2326/L'Elisir%20d'amore/
The Loeb Music Library have started to digitise their 19th century score collection, see here.
Bellini was the BBC's composer of the week from September 21 to 25. Rossini's La gazza ladra on Oct. 3 and La gazzetta on Oct. 8 on the BBC. All programmes are available for a further 30 days after broadcast.
Opera Rara are beginning their autumn series of talks see here for details.
Operngruppe are performing Donizetti's Betly on November 17, the first time the critical score of the opera has been given in Germany.
A celebration of the Loder family from Bath is planned for October 15 -18 including a study day and concerts featuring excerpts from Edward Loder's Raymond and Agnes and Kate Loder's Piano Trio. See here for flyer and here for more background information
Opera Magazine (June 2015) carried a very positive editorial on Donizetti and have kindly given us permission to reproduce it. See here.
Opera Rara have released their recording of Les Martyrs. See here for Alan Jackson's
review of the concert performance that followed the recording. They are appealing for funds to record Le Duc d'Albe, see here.
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
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