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  • 22.05.2016 - Critical acclaim for Sondra Radvanovsky's 'Tosca' at the Bayerische Staatsoper

  • "Sondra Radvanovsky was a fabulous Tosca. The American-Canadian soprano really is in her absolute prime right now. Her orange-toned soprano is round and rich and she had no trouble carrying over the tremendous noise from the pit, with the registers absolutely integrated from shining top to smoky bottom.  Her Tosca was coquettish in the first act with Cavaradossi, feral as she stabbed Scarpia, and optimistic in the last act, thereby completely mapping the...

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  • 22.05.2016 - Yusif Eyvazov sings at the annual City Day Concert, this week in St. Petersburg

  • Tenor Yusif Eyvazov joins his wife, soprano Anna Netrebko, on May 27 in performance for the annual City Day Concert hosted at St. Petersburg's historic Palace Square. This annual celebration brings an audience of thousands for the outdoor concert and festival, listed by ExLinguo as a not-to-be-missed event.

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  • 22.05.2016 - "Pumeza Matshikiza, la voix de l’espoir"

  • Des towships du Cap aux plus grandes scènes européennes, Pumeza Matshikiza a su forcer le destin pour répondre à « l’appel de la musique » et vivre ses rêves d’opéra. Ce sont des instants rares, propres à faire basculer une vie. Pumeza Matshikiza a connu l’un d’eux adolescente. C’était un jour où elle écoutait la radio, au cœur d’un...

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  • 22.05.2016 - Piotr Beczała's winning debut in title role of Wagner's 'Lohengrin'

  • Piotr Beczala’s Wagnerian role debut as the eponymous Grail Knight in Lohengrin has garnered the acclaimed tenor further plaudits from fans and critics alike: “Piotr Beczala singt den Lohengrin fabelhaft, sehr präzise, mit schönem Timbre, klarer Höhe, ausreichend heldischer Kraft und phasenweise sogar Italianita.” (Kurier) “An der Seite von Netrebko hat auch der polnische Tenor Piotr Beczala sein Debüt als...

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  • 21.05.2016 - More critical acclaim for Claus Guth's production of 'Rigoletto' in Paris

  • "Guth peruses every line of Piave’s libretto and every note of Verdi’s music to plumb the deeper meanings of Verdi’s opera . . .  Claus Guth’s psychological insights into Verdi’s popular work are so profound as to inspire me to write future essays on what he has shown us. Guth has invaluable insights into the relationship of Rigoletto and the daughter he has raised apart from the decadent society in which he...

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  • 21.05.2016 - Kate Lindsey sings Dido in Wiesbaden

  • Following the initial tour performances in Hamburg, Kate Lindsey sings Dido in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas; May 27 & 28 at the Internationale Maifestspiele, hosted at the Wiesbaden Staatstheater. The Balthasar Neumann Ensemble joins for these dates, which also feature Benedict Nelson as Aeneas, with Thomas Hengelbrock leading from the podium.

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