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  • 30.03.2016 - Concerts with Anna Netrebko at The Broad Stage

  • Yusif Eyvazov and Anna Netrebko present two concerts this spring at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, as part of the venue’s Celebrity Opera series. Performances take place April 13 & 15, and also feature an orchestra conducted by Marco Boemi. Please note ticket availability is extremely limited for these special events, with a limited number of seats remaining for each date.

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  • 26.03.2016 - Joseph Calleja - Opera News Awards feature

  • "Auditory ecstasy is a rare commodity. Those moments in the theater when a vocal performance suspends us in time are the glimpses of the divine that keep us coming back. Joseph Calleja is profligate with such moments, regularly rousing his fans to euphoria. Listening to Calleja’s rich, juicy middle register, one revels in its consistent beauty of tone; as it rises into the passaggio and beyond, it grows ever more sublime, acquiring a tender, passionate throb of...

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  • 25.03.2016 - Anna Netrebko - Opera News Awards feature

  • "Anna Netrebko seemed destined for stardom from the beginning of her career. She first attracted attention when she was in her early twenties, at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, which gave her assignments that made eminent sense for an artist of her very pretty charms. Among these roles was Louisa in Betrothal in a Monastery, the Prokofiev comedy that marked her U.S. opera debut, at San Francisco Opera, in 1995. When Netrebko made her first opera appearance on...

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  • 25.03.2016 - Voix des Arts reviews 'Messiah' recording featuring Rolando Villazón

  • "The opening bars of the recitative ‘Comfort Ye My People’ reveal Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón to be in fine voice. The surprising fluency in florid writing evident in his previous recordings of Monteverdi, Händel, and Mozart works is even more prominent in his singing here. Villazón’s stylish ornamentation encompasses a genuine trill, and he mostly eschews operatic posturing, instead phrasing with intelligence and...

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  • 25.03.2016 - Thomas Hampson - European tour with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta

  • Thomas Hampson reunites with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta this April, for a concert tour throughout Europe. They previously presented events in 2014 to wide acclaim, and are reprising that programme for these performances. Works featured include Brahms’ String Quintet Op. 111 and Vier ernste Gesänge; Barber’s “Dover Beach,” Wolf’s Italian Serenade, Fussreise, Auf einer wanderung, and Rattenfänger; and Schubert’s...

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  • 25.03.2016 - Piotr Beczala is "brilliant" in Wiener Staatsoper's 'Un ballo in maschera'

  • "Wenn man Piotr Beczala als Riccardo und Anja Harteros als Amelia gewinnen kann, hat man schon mehr als die halbe Miete im Sack. Als Riccardo ist Beczala zurzeit eine Traumbesetzung. Mit frei strömendem, tragfähigem und leuchtkräftig auftrumpfendem Tenor gestaltet er den englischen Gouverneur – man spielt die Fassung der Uraufführung 1859 mit Boston als Spielort – mit seiner gespaltenen Persönlichkeit. Mal melancholisch und...

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