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  • 15.05.2017 - Daily Trojan: Tosca impresses with intricate details

  • "Sondra Radvanovsky's return to the eponymous role of Tosca is thrilling. Already known for her work as Tosca in the LA Opera's production in 2013, Radvanovsky's experience with the complexities of Tosca's character and songs shines through in her bold performance. Her control of voice is spectacular, enhancing the emotions of the scenes with her shifts from strong, loud vibratos to soft, graceful notes. After singing to the Madonna statue in front of her, lamenting...

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  • 14.05.2017 - Frankfurter Neue Presse: Startenor Villazón inszeniert „Don Pasquale" in Düsseldorf

  • "Mit anhaltenden Ovationen ist am Samstagabend die Premiere von Rolando Villazóns Inszenierung der komischen Oper „Don Pasquale" gefeiert worden. Trotz des erstklassigen Sängerensembles sahnte erwartungsgemäß der Startenor den größten Jubel ab, obwohl er selbst gar nicht auf der Bühne gestanden hatte, sondern als Regisseur erst beim Schlussapplaus im lässigen T-Shirt auftauchte. Villazón ist ein Multitalent:...

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  • 14.05.2017 - Video Interview with Kate Lindsey

  • "We spoke to opera singer Kate Lindsey whose new recording brings together Kurt Weill, Alma Mahler and Zemlinsky. And her dogs wanted to get involved... Kate Lindsey's new recording with pianist Baptiste Trotignon is called Thousands of Miles and unusually mixes classical music with jazz and the cabaret style that's distinctively Kurt Weill's. We popped into her flat to hear about how the different genres fit together on the disc – but before that, she had to...

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  • 14.05.2017 - Anna Netrebko named 2017 Best Female Singer by the International Opera Awards

  • On Sunday, May 7 Anna Netrebko was named the 2017 Best Female Singer at the International Opera Awards ceremony at the London Coliseum. The International Opera Awards recognized success within the industry ranging from designers and directors to performers and leadership. Notable winners included Renata Scotto as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Lawrence Brownlee as Best Male Singer. For more information about the International Opera Awards, click...

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  • 13.05.2017 - Yusif Eyvazov stars in the title role of 'Andrea Chénier"

  • Followings Mr. Eyvazov's performance at the Metropolitan Opera's 50th Anniversary Gala he travels to Prague on May 15 and 28 to stars in the title role of 'Andrea Chénier" at the Prague National Theater. In a Michal Dočekal production he is joined by Roman Janál as Carlo Gérard and Petra Alvarez Šimková as Maddalena of Coigny. Maestro Petr Kofroň leads all performances from the podium for this gem of the Italian verismo...

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  • 09.05.2017 - Critics laud Lebenkünstler, Rolando’s second novel

  • Rolando Villazón's second novel Lebenskünstler has earned critical acclaim. NDR hails the work as "eine clevere, mit gewagten, aber funktionierenden Metaphern angereicherte, wahnwitzige Geschichte über Außenseiter, die einem schnell ans Herz wachsen." For BR Klassik, "Lebenskünstler von Rolando Villazón ist wie eine Mischung aus dem Film "Die Fabelhafte Welt der Amélie" und einem Wimmelbuch voll von Dingen, Menschen, Szenerien....

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