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Rossini's  La Gazzetta

Théâtre Royal, Liège



Meyerbeer's  Les Huguenots

Staatstheater, Nürnberg



Rossini's La Cenerentola

Metropolitan Opera, New York



Donizetti's  Roberto Devereux

Canadian Opera Company, Toronto






Latest News

BBC Radio 3 will be relaying Donizetti's Maria Stuarda from Covent Garden on Monday, July 14. It will be available for 6 days afterwards.

The new production of Rossini's La Gazzetta by Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Liège can be seen here. It used the critical edition by Philip Gossett and Fabrizio Scipioni  together with the Act 1 quintet recently found by Philip Gossett. An article by him on the quintet can be found at

Opéra de Lyon is providing a free screening of Rossini's Le Comte Ory in Lyon and 12 other towns in the area.  See here for details.

Newsletter 122 is now available. Paul Micio review of Bel Canto Bully by Philip Eisenbeiss, which was included in Newsletter 121, can be seen here. Many past articles from the Society's Newsletters up to 1989 are now available on line. Find them here.  

If you want to learn more about opera, the distance learning courses in Opera Studies  from Rose Bruford College might be of interest.

An article by Charles Jernigan comparing two recent US productions of Bellini's I puritani in New York and Boston can be found here.

Naxos have released a CD ( 8.660338-39 ) of David's Lalla Roukh taken from the 2013 Opera Lafayette production, see here for article.

Bergamo have released details of the 2014 Donizetti festival, see here

Opera Rara have launched an appeal to cover the costs of recording & a concert performance of Les Martyrs in November. See a wealth of opera videos free to view, although of varying quality.

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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