This weekend in the Washington Post, I start a two-part examination of new American opera. Links to my article, a photo gallery, and blog posts with my own and other critics' thoughts on three recent world premieres.
My thoughts on "Amelia," which had its world premiere at the Seattle Opera in May.
Thoughts on "Before Night Falls," the new opera by Jorge Martin that had its world premiere in Fort Worth last month.
The NEA announces the four recipients of the 2010 Opera Honors.
NPR's new iPhone app, and the latest recordings on the National Recording Registry, emphasize the increasing irrelevance of genre distinctions in music: it's good or bad; it interests you, or it doesn't.
Mark J. Estren reviews the recent CD of choral music by Julian Wachner, music director of the Washington Chorus.
Belated links to Joe Banno's write-ups of a recent Kirste Flagstad set and the latest spate of Verdi Requiem recordings.
Last but not least: the Post-Classical Ensemble announces its upcoming season.
A link to my appearance on WNYC's Soundcheck where I talked about - Michael Jackson.
Thoughts on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Michael Jackson tribute.
Francesca Zambello's plans for Glimmerglass in 2011 include the professional premiere of an opera that opened in DC.
Joe Banno reviews the National Orchestral Institute's second orchestra performance at the University of Maryland.
Joe Banno reviews "The Magic Flute" at the Summer Music Festival of Catholic University and Bel Cantanti.