Road Show: Barry Banks in Munich
Opera News (2016) Vol. 80, No. 8, pp. 20-21

Munich audiences love their opera. During Bavaria's surprisingly hot summers the Bayerische Staatsoper offers a famous summer festival in addition to the main season. Banks likes passing time in one of the many outdoor biergartens. Banks urges music-lovers not to ...

Anna Netrebko in St. Petersburg
Opera News (2016) Vol. 80, No. 7, pp. 22-23


Recordings/Video: Glyndebourne Festival/London Philharmonic Orchestra - "Verdi: 'La Traviata'"
Opera News (2016) Vol. 80, No. 8, pp. 57

The singers respond well to conductor Mark Elder and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, though Elder indulges in choices that border on the perverse. (In an interview, Elder stressed that he had used as preparation a version of the score that ...

Opera on CD: "I gioielli della Madonna"
Opera (2016) Vol. 67, No. 9, pp. 1200-1201