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  • 23.02.2017 - Piotr Beczała returns to the Wiener Staatsoper in ‘Un Ballo in Maschera’

  • Piotr Beczała will reprise his role as Riccardo in ‘Un Ballo in Maschera’ at the Wiener Staatsoper on April 17, 20, 23, & 26. Mr. Beczała has previously sung this role to critical acclaim lauded for his “Glorious Voice” (Opera News) and “gleaming lyric authority” (The Guardian). In this beautiful classic production by Gianfranco de Bosio, Mr. Piotr Beczała is joined by soprano Kristin Lewis as Amelia and baritone George...

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  • 23.02.2017 - Sondra Radvanovsky stars as Amelia in Monte-Carlo

  • After Ms. Radvanovsky’s spectacular performances as 'Norma' in Chicago she travels to l’Opéra de Monte-Carlo to appears as Amelia in Verdi’s ‘Simon Boccanegra.’ Ms. Radvanovsky is joined by an exquisite cast including Ludovic Tézier as Simon Boccanegra, Andrea Mastroni as Jacopo Fiesco, Ramón Vargas as Gabriele Adorno, and André Heijboer as Paolo Albiani. Performances take place on March 5 and...

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  • 22.02.2017 - Chronicling Washington National Opera’s Dead Man Walking: Week 3, focus on Sister Helen’s Journey

  • Just a few days away from the openning night of ‘Dead Man Walking’ at Washington National Opera with performances on Feb 25, March 3, 5, 8 & 11, Susan Galbraith of DCTheaterscene.com has published her most recent article. The third installment of her piece shadowing the creative team of WNO delves deeply into Kate Lindsey’s creative process as she prepares to portray Sister Helen Prejean. Click here, for Ms. Galbraith’s descriptive articles...

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  • 19.02.2017 - “Prins Igor is Tcherniakovs meesterstuk” –Place de l’Opera

  • “Beter verging het Ildar Abdrazakov, die kort daarop als Igor zijn rolbepalende monoloog mocht inzetten. Deze schitterende bas wist de overgang van zelfbewuste heerser via gegijzelde vorst naar gesjeesde veldheer mooi vorm te geven, ook door de steeds minder martiale wijze van zingen. Hoe het Igor vergaan was in deze versie van de opera, bleef overigens onduidelijk. Ik kreeg de indruk dat hij door de Polovetsers na de plundering van Putivl geheel onttakeld als...

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  • 19.02.2017 - Il Grande si accende con Mozart

  • “Una voce davvero speciale, quella del soprano svizzero, piena di grandi possibilità nel campo dell’estensione come ha subito dimostrato nell’Aria «Strider sento la procella» appunto dal Lucio Silla, con la seconda parte tutta improntata ai virtuosismi vocali tipici del Settecento operistico. Bravissima la Mühlemann anche negli altri brani della prima parte, dalla pensosa «Geme la Tortorella» sempre da La Finta...

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  • 19.02.2017 - Thomas Hampson releases unpublished and exclusive recordings on classical music streaming service Idagio

  • The award-winning American baritone Thomas Hampson announced the release of unpublished and exclusive recordings on the classical music streaming service Idagio. The recordings, hidden gems from live archive performances, include: Schubert’s Winterreise, op. 89, D 911 (until today unpublished recording with Wolfram Rieger, piano); the never heard before live recording of Lingua Angelorum, which Hampson commissioned by contemporary composer Sylvie...

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