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  • 21.06.2017 - Ildar Abdrazakov is “Heroic” (Platea Magazine) as Escamillo in Paris

  • "Excelente la Micaela de Marina Costa-Jackson, una voz de muchos quilates que encandiló al público con su perfecto trabajo. De un centro ancho y bien timbrado, sus subidas al agudo fueron limpias y pulidas. Especialmente acertada estuvo en Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante, con un canto envolvente y unas modulaciones perfectas. Heroico y competente el Escamillo de Ildar Abdrazakov y bien todos los comprimarios destacando el Moralès de Jean-Luc...

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  • 20.06.2017 - Sondra Radvanosky stars as Amelia in Mannheim

  • Reprising her recent success in Zürich, Ms. Radvanosky travels to the Nationaltheater Mannheim for an additional performance as Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera on July 15. In a production by Werner Schroeter, she is joined by Riccardo Massi in the role of Gustavo. Ms. Radvanovsky's immense artistry has garnered her rave reviews hailed as a "musical superstar" (franoi.com). Maestro Benjamin Reiners leads the performance from the podium. 

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  • 20.06.2017 - Soloists save the day in CSO’s All-Mozart Program (Chicago Tribune)

  • "The arias Mozart wrote for individual singers get scant attention at symphony concerts, so Honeck's inclusion of two of them — the "Laudamus te" from Mozart's Mass in C minor, and "Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio" (K.418) — was welcome, particularly in Muhlemann's gleaming performances. The young soprano, who was making her CSO debut, introduced herself with a zesty "Exsultate, jubilate" (K.165) before getting down to more demanding coloratura business with the...

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  • 20.06.2017 - Bachtrack: Netrebko takes on Adriana Lecouvreur at the Mariinsky

  • "It was never in doubt, really: an Anna Netrebko role début in a première of a new production made last night's Adriana Lecouvreur at the Mariinsky II the hottest ticket in town, the latest in Netrebko's progression towards weightier, full-voiced roles. And Netrebko did not disappoint: her acting has continued to improve over the years, and her voice now has so much depth and richness – while still maintaining purity on the high notes – that...

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  • 20.06.2017 - Javier Camarena joins CSAM for General Management

  • Mexican tenor Javier Camarena is the preeminent Mozart and bel canto specialist of his generation. Praised for his burnished tone, gleaming high notes, flawless coloratura, and veracious portrayals, he regularly appears in leading roles alongside today’s foremost stars at the world’s top opera houses, and was the face of Opera News’s 80th Anniversary edition this past January. Last season, as Ernesto in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, he...

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  • 19.06.2017 - Joseph Calleja’s role debut as Cavaradossi “couldn’t fail to seduce” (Backtrack)

  • "Calleja's performance was so confident, so open, so natural that one could only wonder why he hasn't tackled the role before. The sheer warmth of the voice and the easy swell of his phrasing couldn't fail to seduce, and there was power to burn in the big dramatic highs. He sang a particularly fine part in the Act III duet "Amaro sol per te m'era morire", when he tells Tosca that losing her was the only fear that death held for him. This November's Tosca in Munich,...

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