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  • 06.08.2016 - Kate Lindsey's Dorabella at Aix - "spectacular"

  • "Soprano Lenneke Ruiten as Fiordiligi and mezzo soprano Kate Lindsey as Dorabella are lithe young singers with supple voices and physical agility." (The Greek Press) "The spectacular female leads—Dutch soprano Lenneke Ruiten as Fiordiligi and American mezzo Kate Lindsey as her sister Dorabella, exude sensuality. Brilliant actors as well as singers, they seem to be discovering the power of their own lust, their own bodies, before our very eyes." (Classical KUSC)

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  • 06.08.2016 - Ildar Abdrazakov returns to devilish role of Méphistophélès in Salzburg

  • As the broker of souls, Ildar Abdrazakov returns to the Salzburg Festival to star in a new production of Gounod’s Faust. The Bashkirian bass reunites with tenor Piotr Beczala in the title role, pairing off opposite Maria Agresta as Marguerite in a new production by  Reinhard von der Thannen and conducted by Alejo Pérez.  Opening on August 10, the production continues 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, and 29. The opening night performance will be...

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  • 06.08.2016 - Great Performances at the Met: Roberto Devereux with Sondra Radvanovsky

  • The final opera in Donizetti’s “Tudor trilogy” focuses on the older Queen Elizabeth I, who is forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves. Sir David McVicar, who directed the Met premieres of Anna Bolenaand Maria Stuarda, returned to stage the final installment in the series. Acclaimed bel canto soprano Sondra Radvanovsky sings Elizabeth I. (During the same season, she took on the title roles in Anna...

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  • 04.08.2016 - Mini-Flusspferd heißt jetzt „Pumeza“

  • Das kleine Flusspferdbaby hat schon Fett angesetzt. Jetzt hat das als Champ bekannte Weibchen aus dem Zoo in Hannover auch einen Namen: „Pumeza“.  Das im April geborene, rund 100 Kilo schwere Mädchen wurde am Mittwoch nach der Sopranistin Pumeza Matshikiza aus Südafrika benannt. Der Name drücke Hoffnung aus, hieß es am Mittwoch vom Zoo. Durch die Erhaltungszuchtprogramme der Zoos bestehe auch für Flusspferde...

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  • 04.08.2016 - Joseph Calleja returns to the Royal Opera House in Bellini's 'Norma'

  • Joseph Calleja sings Pollione in a new production of Bellini's Norma this autumn at London's Royal Opera House. Mr. Calleja made his debut at the ROH in 2002 as the Duke of Mantua in Verdi's Rigoletto, and has enjoyed a series of acclaimed portrayals for the company, including Alfredo in La traviata, Macduff in Macbeth, and more. The Norma performances take place September 12, 16, 20, 23 & 26 and October 1, 4 & 8. Sir Antonio Pappano leads the ROH...

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  • 03.08.2016 - Stereophile praises Rolando Villazón's Basilio on new 'Figaro' album release

  • "Just as wonderful, if not more so, is Villazón as Basilio, the music teacher. Earlier in his career, before his vocal crisis, Villazón excelled in comic opera. Here, his personality remains just as distinct and charming, and his voice handsome and steady. It's a marvelous performance on every level." (Stereophile)

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