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  • 06.08.2018 - Sondra Radvanovsky: Anna Bolena at the COC review

  • "The Canadian Opera Company saved the best for last this season staging Anna Bolena as a vehicle for the soprano Sondra Radvanovsky. On opening night, April 28, she was on top form, singing with a kaleidoscope of tone colours, her voice completely secure and beautifully focused. In the very long Mad Scene, she was indefatigable. Her Anna was complex, with a full range of emotions - fear, fury, sadness, irony, vulnerability, resignation, and everything in between." Opera...

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  • 06.08.2018 - Opera Magazine excerpt: Director Claus Guth is profiled as he stages the premiere of Michael Jarrell’s Berenice in Paris

  • Guth was born in Frankfurt, which was where he first came into contact with opera. “I have an unusual first memory [of opera]… I was 14 or 15 - maybe I had been to the opera before with my parents, but I don’t remember. I grew up in Frankfurt in the Michael Gielen era, a time of very radical Regietheater, probably the most radical in the history of opera. I saw Ruth Berghaus’s Walküre and I remember that I didn’t understand a lot,...

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  • 03.08.2018 - Pearl Fishers in Salzburg with Plácido Domingo

  • This summer, Javier Camarena takes the stage at the Salzburg Festival for two concert performances of Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles. The Mexican tenor performs alongside Plácido Domingo, who sings the role of Zurga, Nadir’s friend and rival for the love of Leïla, sung by Aida Garifullina. Riccardo Minasi leads the ensemble on the August 23 and 26 performances, the first of which will be broadcast on August 25 at 7:30 pm ...

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  • 03.08.2018 - Rolando Villazón: Excitement Builds for Mozartwoche 2019

  • Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg has just published its magazine Mozart 52 featuring the many highlights of Mozartwoche 2019. The festival brings together some of the greatest artists in classical music today, including Daniel Barenboim, Sir András Schiff, Bernard Haitink, Mitsuko Uchida, René Pape, Cecilia Bartoli, Janine Jansen, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker, and more, as well as innovative interpretations of Mozart’s...

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  • 01.08.2018 - Thomas Hampson: “Song of America: Beyond Liberty” Premiere at the Glimmerglass Festival

  • “At this pivotal time in history, Americas art song literature provides a means of communicating, in the simple beauty of word and music, the truths of a nation born of an ideology whose language celebrates the individual. This language of heart and mind says everything about the culture that created it. And when we sing our own songs, those who hear us will have experienced the best of what freedom of thought and purpose can achieve in the creation of great...

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  • 01.08.2018 - Javier Camarena: "Llegar a las notas más altas no te hace mejor tenor"

  • Javier Camarena está en su momento y decir eso de uno de los mejores tenores de las últimas generaciones, es decir mucho. Nos encontramos con él en el Teatro Real, mientras debuta como Edgardo en Lucia di Lammermoor y prepara la apertura de temporada del Liceu, con Arturo en I Puritani. Camarena entra de lleno en el bel canto y por la puerta grande. Hablamos con él de todo ello, mientras destila amabilidad, pasión por el...

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