Dresden Lohengrin Revealed

Ciao, Opera Mavens. The beautiful 2016 Dresden Lohengrin with Piotr Beczala and Anna Netrebko is not available in the US from the normal Arte streaming channel in France. However, I found an available stream from iOpera in Spain. Here it is: Lohengrin from Dresden...

Opera Bonanza

Ciao, Opera Mavens. This morning, Sat May 13, the Vienna Staatsoper presented a gorgeous Eugene Onegin beautifully sung by Christopher Maltman, Olga Bezsmertna, and Pavol Brezlik. It will remain available only for the next couple of days. Highly recommended. Also, the...

Broadcasts – May 2017

Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your May broadcast opera-tunities: THE METROPOLITAN OPERA ON KDFC http://www.kdfc.com/pages/15771717.php Cyrano de Bergerac (Alfano) – This classic love story comes alive in this rediscovered operatic gem that packs the power of...

A Millennial Opera and Other Goodies

Ciao, Opera Mavens. We now have an opera designed originally for a cell phone (not kidding). It’s a very Millennial thing, only 11 minutes long, and only slightly raunchy. It’s called Broken Connection (The Tinder Opera). Two rarities are currently out there, both...

Two Quick Opera News Items

Ciao, Opera Mavens. If you missed the March 18 Munich Andrea Chenier with Jonas Kaufmann, the performance is now available on YouTube. Click here. Thinking of going to Santa Fe for the opera this summer? Carol Rabin at Creative Travel Arrangers may be just what you’re...

Newsy Opera News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Here’s a quick update: Verdi Opera Cancelled After Star Tenor Arrested For Domestic Violence from Pizzicato Neil deGrasse Tyson Goes On A Twitter Rant About The NEA from Huffington Post While US Considers Killing Federal Arts Funding, Canada...