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  • 06.05.2016 - Rolando Villazón awarded the Champagne-Preis für Lebensfreude

  • Der Startenor Rolando Villazón (44) hat sich mit seinen Entertainer-Qualitäten eine Auszeichnung gesichert: den Champagne-Preis für Lebensfreude. Die Jury würdigte damit die «originelle, fröhliche, prickelnde und spritzige Weise, in der er klassische Musik und die Welt der Oper künstlerisch anspruchsvoll präsentiert und verkörpert», wie die Veranstalter zur Preisverleihung am Montagabend...

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  • 06.05.2016 - Anna Netrebko's Wagnerian role debut in 'Lohengrin' at Semperoper Dresden

  • Anna Netrebko continues her 2015-16 season with her first Wagnerian opera role in Lohengrin at Semperoper Dresden. Taking on the role of Elsa von Brabant, she stars opposite fellow Wagnerian debutant Piotr Beczala in the title role in Christine Mielitz’s feminist take on the composer’s Romantic work. Rounding out the cast is Evelyn Herlitzius as Ortud, Tomasz Konieczny as Friedrich von Telramund, and Georg Zeppenfeld as Heinrich der...

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  • 02.05.2016 - Thomas Hampson - May appearances in Vienna and Hamburg

  • Thomas Hampson returns to Vienna on May 8, as a featured performer at this year’s “Festival of Joy” Open Air Concert. This special event takes place at the Heldenplatz, with the Wiener Symphoniker and Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde under the direction of Christoph von Dohnányi. The programme features Schoenberg’s Fanfare for a Bowl Concert on motifs of “Die Gurrelieder”...

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  • 02.05.2016 - Kate Lindsey sings Dido this month in performances across Germany

  • Kate Lindsey stars as Dido in a staged concert version of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with the critically acclaimed Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble und Chor. Thomas Hengelbrock conducts these performances, taking place on May 13 & 14 at the Hamburg International Music Festival and May 28 & 29 at the International May Festival in Freiburg.

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  • 01.05.2016 - Die Welt highlights Mojca Erdmann's upcoming performances this week at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr

  • Beim Klavierfestival Ruhr gastiert die Sopranistin Mojca Erdmann mit dem irischen Tenor Robin Tritschler. Die beiden singen Lieder von Johannes Brahms, etwa "Vergebliches Ständchen" oder "Sommerabend". Schloss Herten, 20 Uhr, Karten: 01806 – 50 08 03 Read the article here.

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  • 01.05.2016 - Anna Netrebko - surprise appearance at the All for Autism Benefit Concert at Musikverein Wien

  • Anna Netrebko made a special guest appearance at the Musikverein Wien last week as part of the second annual “All for Autism” benefit concert. Intended to raise awareness of autism, which affects 80,000 Austrians — 20,000 of whom are based in Vienna, the gala event also raised funds to give access for early diagnosis and treatment for children and improving autism therapies to greater aid independent living. With the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra and...

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