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  • 28.07.2016 - Salzburg Festival’s “Manon Lescaut” Love Story Has Real Lovers in Lead Roles - Interview with Yusif Eyvazov

  • Austria’s renowned Salzburg Festival is to regale its audiences this year with a story of true love featuring lead roles perfectly suited to the task.The opera “Manon Lescaut” will be performed at the festival for the first time on Monday with a real couple playing Giacomo Puccini’s lovers.Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and her Azerbaijani tenor husband Yusif Eyvazov were cast as the lovers Manon Lescaut and Renato Des Grieux.The singers met in...

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  • 27.07.2016 - Thomas Hampson - Salzburg Festival Events

  • Thomas Hampson presents a master class for the Salzburg Festival Young Singers Project on August 11 at 3pm. The class is free and open to the public (tickets are available at the Salzburg Festival shop) and features several artists from the Young Singers Project. Mr. Hampson can also be seen in a lied recital at the Salzburg Festival on August 15, with pianist Wolfram Rieger. The duo presents a programme commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of...

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  • 27.07.2016 - Joseph Calleja - annual summer concert in Malta

  • Joseph Calleja’s annual Maltese summer concert takes place this year on July 28 at Fosos in Floriana. An annual tradition for the home-grown tenor and one of the highlights of his performance calendar, this year’s guest lineup features two legendary singer-songwriters representing Italy and the United States: Antonello Venditti and Suzanne Vega.  Steven Mercurio leads the evening from the podium with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. Also featured is...

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  • 26.07.2016 - More acclaim for Pumeza's latest album 'Arias' on Decca Classics

  • "Her second album for Decca after Voice of Hope (2014) South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza’s Arias (released May, 2016) is a collection of famous opera and concert arias with some lighter additions. After graduating from the College of Music of the University of Capetown, Pumeza Matshikiza won a three-year scholarship to the Royal College of Music, London. In 2010 she joined Stuttgart Opera and has since performed at Covent Garden and La...

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  • 22.07.2016 - Regula Mühlemann - DrehPunktKultur feature

  • 'Regula Mühlemann debütierte 2012 bei den Salzburger Festspielen in der Rolle der Papagena in der Produktion „Das Labyrinth“ (Peter von Winter) im Residenzhof. Die Schweizerin studierte an der Hochschule Luzern und sammelte als junge Sopranistin erste Erfahrungen auf der Opernbühne des Luzerner Theater. Es folgten Engagements u.a. am Teatro La Fenice, Opernhaus Zürich und Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. In der kommenden Saison wird sie unter...

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  • 22.07.2016 - Rolando Villazón - summer performances in Leipzig, Salzburg, and Bremen

  • Following a triumphant new role debut with Martinu’s Juliette in Berlin, Rolando Villazón looks ahead to a summer of operas and concerts in Germany and Austria. Rolando takes to the concert stage in August, beginning with a a recital at the Leipzig Gewandhaus on August 20, which is followed by an encore recital at the Haus für Mozart on August 26 as part of the Salzburg Festival. His summer closes out with a concert...

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