1. Costello Crafting Hans Christian Andersen Opera

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elvis Costello is creating an opera based on Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen's impossible romance with a Swedish woman. Elvis Costello is creating an opera based on Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen's impossible romance with a Swedish woman. "The…

  2. Costello, Il Sogno

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Through the years, Elvis Costello has dipped his toe into many genres, including classically inclined recordings with the Brodsky Quartet and mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter. Through the years, Elvis Costello has dipped his toe into many genres, including classically inclined recordings…

  3. Costello Heads 'North' With Orchestrated Map

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An expanded version of a Billboard magazine Elvis Costello piece that appears in the Oct. 4 issue that is exclusive to Billboard.com. Elvis Costello's new Deutsche Grammophon release "North" is not what anyone would call typical Costello. In sharp contrast to his last album,…

  4. Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano; National Orchestra and Choir of France/Bernard Haitink

    June 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT One hundred years ago this spring, Claude Debussy invented a new kind of opera with his modernist masterpiece PellÉas et MÉlisande. One hundred years ago this spring, Claude Debussy invented a new kind of opera with his modernist masterpiece Pelléas et Mélisande. The tender, tragic work still…

  5. When I Was Cruel

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rhino's splendid refurbishment of Costello's catalog shouldn't divert listeners from the fact that he is one of the rare artists of his generation to grow more adventurous with time. Rhino's splendid refurbishment of Costello's catalog shouldn't divert listeners…

  6. The Wait Is Over: Elvis Gets Rowdy

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Welcome back to the only new-wave hero whose last record was with a mezzo-soprano and whose next project is "a 200-page score written with a pencil." Between these projects, Elvis Costello is rockin' Welcome back to the only new-wave hero whose last record was with a mezzo…

  7. The Year's Model, Blood and Chocolate, Brutal Youth

    February 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST The second installment of Rhino's magnificent Elvis Costello two-CD catalog reissues (with each set's second disc including bonus material) focuses on the artist's harder-edged Attractions-generated r ELVIS COSTELLO This Year's Model REISSUE PRODUCERS: Gary Stewart and Val…

  8. Costello Plans 'Cruel' 2002 Return

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST The next page in Elvis Costello's storied career will turn with the April 23, 2002, release of "When I Was Cruel." Due out through Island, the album features frequent collaborators drummer Pete Thomas The next page in Elvis Costello's storied career will turn with the…

  9. Bacharach, Moog, Stockhausen Share Polar Music Prize

    May 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Burt Bacharach, electronic composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, and synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog were honored with the Polar Music Prize last night (May 14) in Stockholm for service to the wo Songwriter Burt Bacharach, electronic composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, and synthesizer…

  10. Elvis Costello & Sofie Von Otter Cross Borders With 'For The Stars'

    March 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST In a business that seems to demand "more of the same" for its very lifeblood, every new Elvis Costello project raises an unusual question: In which section of the store does it belong? In a business that seems to demand "more of the same" for its very lifeblood, every new…

  11. Elvis Costello & Sofie Von Otter Cross Borders With 'For The Stars'

    March 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST In a business that seems to demand "more of the same" for its very lifeblood, every new Elvis Costello project raises an unusual question: In which section of the store does it belong? In a business that seems to demand "more of the same" for its very lifeblood, every new…