Sarah Noble

Recent articles by Sarah Noble

Elena Xanthoudakis: Rising star of the bel canto

As she opens in Opera Queensland's Rigoletto, the soprano talks about her new CD and the times ahead.

Bel Canto (Kermes, Concerto Köln/Mueller)

Baroque's favourite eccentric tries her hand at bel canto

Wagner: Das Rheingold (Mariinsky Orchestra/Gergiev)

The Mariinsky follows up its Walküre with Wagner's great prequel

NYIOP on hunt for operatic talent down under

American professional audition service will make their first visit down under, in a quest for local talent.

Bizet, Massenet, Thomas, Puccini, Verdi: Arias and Scenes (Machaidze)

Wooly moments aside, this young singer’s making strides.

Provenzale: La Stellidaura Vendicante (Academia Montis Regalis)

Venice comes to Naples in Provenzale’s operatic rarity.

Verdi: Arias (Anna Netrebko)

Opera’s superstar soprano takes on bicentenary boy Verdi.

Handel, Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus (La Nuova Musica)

Feisty psalm settings from a pair of Baroque masters.

Rossini: Petite Messe solennelle

There's nothing petite or solennelle about this joyous occasion.

Handel: Arias (Sabata)

Handel’s neglected villains take centrestage in Sabata’s solo debut.

Stage dooring – creepy or considerate?

Waiting at stage door for a star to appear doesn’t make you a stalker. In fact, that star might actually be hoping to meet you.

Schubert: Winterreise (Coote, Drake)

Coote and Drake put their stamp on a woman’s Winterreise.

Rossini: Arias (Kurzak)

Soprano comes out of thorny coloratura smelling like a rose.

Schubert: Licht und Liebe (Lieder & Vocal Quartets)

Entertaining ensembles show the lighter side of Schubert

One choir, two stars, three birthdays

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs plan to pop the bubbly while Cheryl Barker and Stuart Skelton cut the cake(s).

The Many Incarnations of Carmen

From WWII American army base to South African slum to bootylicious hip-hop club, Carmen certainly gets around.

Britten: Songs Volume 2 (Malcolm Martineau)

Martineau and friends give new voice to Britten's songs.

Drama Queens (Joyce DiDonato)

American mezzo Joyce Didonato proves she's queen of coloratura.

Nouveau Monde: Baroque Arias & Songs (Patricia Petibon, La Cetra/Marcon)

Adventurous French soprano invites us on an exotic Baroque journey.

STEFANI: Mission (Cecilia Bartoli, Barrochist/Fasolis)

Get thee behind me, Steffani! Cecilia Bartoli lights up this rare Baroque sacred music.
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