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  • 17.04.2017 - OperaWire: Climbing Mount Everest – Sondra Radvanovsky On Her Evolution in Bellini’s ‘Norma’

  • "Every major discipline has its proverbial "Mount Everest," the pinnacle achievement. The moment of "arrival" in which the person can feel a sense of accomplishment that few others, or only the true greats, have accomplished. In the soprano operatic repertoire, Bellini's "Norma" is often viewed as that proverbial peak due to its taxing and wide-ranging nature. Lili Lehmann, one of the most important Wagnerian sopranos of her time, once noted that the role was harder...

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  • 16.04.2017 - “Thomas Hampson dominates La Scala’s stage with his supreme artistry” (Gramilano)

  • "Thomas Hampson returned last night to La Scala, where he has been a regular presence in recital for almost three decades. Extraordinarily, he has never sung an opera in Milan, but next month he will finally make his operatic debut as Don Giovanni. Last night, however, a full theatre was eager to hear him once again in a repertoire that he owns: German song. The recital platform has always been an equal partner with the opera stage for Hampson, and his gift for this...

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  • 16.04.2017 - Piotr Beczała featured in the Metropolitan Opera's 50th Anniversary Gala

  • Piotr Beczała joins one of the largest gathering of opera's most respected artists to celebrate the the golden anniversary of the Metropolitan Opera on May 7. Director and set designer Julian Crouch and projection designers 59 Productions will create an unforgettable evening honoring the best of the last 50 years while also looking towards the future. A Gala dinner follows this once in a lifetime event. For additional performance information and tickets, click...

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  • 16.04.2017 - Kate Lindsey stars as Cherubino in a sold -out production of 'Le Nozze di Figaro'

  • Kate Lindsey returns to the Wiener Staatsoper to star as Cherubino in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro in three sold-out performances on April 28, May 2 and 4. Singing one of her signature roles she is joined by Guanqun Yu, Valentina Nafornita, and Carlos Alvarez under the baton of Maestro Adam Fischer. Her previous portrayals have been characterized as "a real find" with "glorious" singing (Opera Today). For performance information and to be waitlisted of standby tickets,...

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  • 16.04.2017 - Luzerner Zeitung: Jetzt kommt Bewegung ins Festival

  • "Rihm bündelt den grossen Aufführungsapparat zwar auch zu grosser Schlagkraft und lässt dem Tod sein dunkles Schreckmoment. Aber vorherrschend ist eine mitunter choralartig befriedete Ergebenheit in die Allgegenwart des Todes mitten im Leben. Ein Requiem also, das auch vom Leben handelt: Mit Texten wie Rilke «Der Tod ist gross» oder Hans Sahls titelgebenden «Strophen» wendet sich das Werk über ausgewählte...

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  • 15.04.2017 - Regula Mühlemann is "one of the evening's vocal highlights" in Bach's Mass in B minor

  • "The five vocal soloists were first rate.......Soprano Regula Mühlemann's high, soft and vibrato-less timbre contrasted with Constantinescu's weightier voice in the duet "Et in unum Domine," one of the evening's vocal highlights. Tenor Jacob Pilgrim's strong articulation and steely high range strongly partnered Mühlemann in a delightfully light "Domine Deus." Lawrence Budmen (South Florida Classical Review) For the full review, click here 

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