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  • Porgy Amor: He also wrote the notes for a reissue of the Muti Ernani — whichever one came out around middle of last decade. 3:42 PM
  • Cicciabella: I hope he also got to review Jerry Springer, the Opera. Opera Britannia has good reviewers, but they need to spruce up the... 3:02 PM
  • m. croche: Sic transit gloria interretis. 3:01 PM
  • amoebaguy: I have not seen the production yet, although I have listened to an audio recording of it. It adheres to Kaye-Keck for the most... 2:38 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: I think that Herheim has done much better work when he has collaborated with the dramaturge Alexander Meier-Dörzenb... 2:37 PM
  • kashania: Indeed, a great film and great performances by McKellan, Fraser and L. Redgrave. Sadly, Sir Ian lost the Oscar to that buffoon... 2:04 PM
  • Rackon: Yes, God’s and Monsters is a wonderful film – McKellen should’ve won the Oscar that year. Director and star re... 1:02 PM
  • manou: Stephen Jay-Taylor, Opera Britannia. ‘I think the word I’m looking for to describe the opera is “unedifying”. I also think it... 12:51 PM

Carry on Cleo

Natalie Dessay coyly bares a breast on the cover of Virgin Classics’ new Giulio Cesare. But don’t let that put you off; this DVD is worth buying.

Giulio Cesare is perhaps one of the earliest examples of “ensemble opera.” It requires a large cast, and each character has an important musical role. This video was culled from performances from the Paris 2011 production and features excellent baroque singing from almost the entire cast.  Read more »