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  • 18.11.2016 - Thomas Hampson BBC3 Interview with Sean Rafferty

  • Sean Rafferty with a lively mix of music, chat and arts news. His guests include baritone Thomas Hampson and pianist Alice Sara Ott. Plus actress Vanessa Redgrave comes in with composer Laura Rossi to tell us about their Battle of the Somme tribute. Listen to the broadcast via the following link. 5.30pm Power of Three – another chance to hear the next instalment in a 70-part daily series of pioneering sounds from the BBC Third Programme and Radio 3...

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  • 18.11.2016 - Anna Netrebko “ranks with the great divas of operatic history” in Manon Lescaut at Metropolitan Opera

  • Anna Netrebko’s North American role debut as Manon Lescaut, heard at the Metropolitan Opera on November 14, has earned the celebrated diva further praise for her account of Puccini’s ill-fated heroine. “She came, she sang, she acted — oh, how she acted — and she conquered,” wrote the Financial Times. “The beloved diva sustained exquisite control of her vast vocal resources, enriching line after line with...

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  • 17.11.2016 - Ildar Abdrazakov stars as Filippo II in 'Don Carlo' at the Bayerische Staatsoper

  • Ildar Abdrazakov sings the role of Filippo II in Verdi's 'Don Carlo' at Munich's Bayerische Staatsoper, January 15, 19 & 22 at the Nationaltheater. Yonghoon Lee is Don Carlo, with Christian Gerhaher as Rodrigo, Tamara Wilson is Elisabetta, and Nadia Krasteva stars as Princess Eboli. Paolo Carignani leads the Bayerisches Staatsorchester for these performances, with a stage direction and production concept by Jürgen Rose.

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  • 15.11.2016 - Piotr Beczala Returns to Metropolitan Opera for La Bohème

  • Piotr Beczala returns to the Metropolitan Opera stage for the first of two performances this season. The star tenor is part of an all-star pairing with Kristine Opolais in Puccini’s La Bohème. Joining the cast are Brigitta Kele as Musetta, Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello, Patrick Carfizzi as Schaunard, and Ryan Speedo Green as Colline. Marco Armiliato conducts performances taking place November 16, 19, 23, 26, and 29 and December 3 and...

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  • 15.11.2016 - Regula Mühlemann to sing at "BACHBEWEGT! SINGEN!" at the BachAkademie in Stuttgart

  • Regula Mühlemann will be featured as the soprano soloist at the family concert, "BACHBEWEGT! SINGEN!" at the BachAkademie in Stuttgart, Germany. Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Paul Schweinester, and Michael Nagy will also be featured soloists. The performance will take place on the evening of December 2. Sabine Layer conducts. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.  

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  • 15.11.2016 - Joseph Calleja to sing Rodolfo in Puccini's La Bohème at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

  • Joseph Calleja will sing the role of Rodolfo in Puccini's La Bohème at the Deutsche Oper Berlin this January 3 and 6, 2017, alongside a formidable cast that includes Noel Bouley, Markus Brück, Ievgen Orlov, Jörg Schörner, Carmen Giannattasio, Alexandra Hutton, and Robert Watson. Maestro Ivan Repusic is on the podium. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.      

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