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Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco and Donizetti's Lucia  - Buxton Festival



Rossini's Guillaume Tell

Royal Opera House



Donizetti's Poliuto

Glyndebourne Opera



Saint-Saëns ' Samson et Delila

Grange Park Opera





Latest News

BBC Radio 3 broadcast Rossini's Guillaume Tell from Covent Garden on July 14. It will be available for 30 days afterwards.

Opera Magazine (June 2015) carried a very positive editorial on Donizetti and have kindly given us permission to reproduce it. See here.

Winslow Hall opera is fairly new to the country house opera circuit. Their website  gives details their progress and their 2014 production of Donizetti's Lucia -

Newsletter 125 is now available.

Dynamic have released a DVD of the 1840 version of Donizetti's Anna Bolena from the 2013 Rieti Festival

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 organising a concert performance of Leoncavallo's Zazà at the Barbican on November 27 and are also appealing for funds to record the two complete acts of Le Duc d'Albe, see here.

A rather intriguing CD of variations on tunes from Donizetti, Bellini and Mercadante operas for natural horn by Jacques-François Gallay has been released.  For details go to

The Society chairman now has his own web site with a list of his articles, some of which can be downloaded -

Opera Nostalgia concentrates on past singers and performances.  It has a host of useful links including where you can find an English translation of Pacini's Le mie memorie artistiche

Recent opera books include Kenneth Stern's Giuditta PastaPhilip Eisenbeiss's Bel 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 Composer.



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