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  • 22.05.2018 - Kate Lindsey: Rosenkavalier in Glyndebourne reviews

  • "And you won't hear a more opulent trio anywhere. Uniquely, in my experience, all three ladies hit the heights with equal aplomb. Kate Lindsey is, perhaps, a more conventional 17-year old firebrand than Tara Erraught, not so hilarious as her delightful predecessor Tara Erraught in the comedy of Octavian disguised as chamber-maid Mariandel but more flame-toned..." - The Arts Desk "Kate Lindsey, the new Octavian, scored a great success as a transgender composer in...

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  • 21.05.2018 - Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov Recieve Awards in Azerbaijan

  • Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov have received two prestigious awards from the Republic of Azerbaijan. Eyvazov announced via Instagram that he had been awarded the “People’s Artist of Azerbaijan” by president Ilham Aliyev and the vice president. Meanwhile, Netrebko received the “Order of Friendship” by the President who signed the order. According to the order, Netrebko was awarded for her contribution to the strengthening of...

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  • 21.05.2018 - Rolando Villazón's 'Die Fledermaus' travels in time

  • A lighthearted tale, a rollercoaster of mistaken identities and wicked revenge, 'Die Fledermaus' by Johann Strauss is enchanting audiences at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin. The sumptuous production is staged by legendary tenor Rolando Villazón. “The music in this piece is just fantastic!" he told our 'Musica' reporter Katharina Rabillon. "The energy in the music, the rhythm of the music, it’s really contagious. It makes your heart start...

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  • 21.05.2018 - Ildar Abdrazakov: Le Nozze di Figaro one of The Top 10 Opera Productions of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-18 Season

  • The Met struck gold with both casts in this iconic opera, but the latter cast featuring Isabel Leonard, Ailyn Pérez, Nadine Sierra, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Mariusz Kwiecien was simply golden. The chemistry from the lead singers with one another was palpable and brought together the complex narrative and musical threads in a cohesive and immersive manner. OperaWire

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  • 21.05.2018 - Piotr Beczała: Luisa Miller one of The Top 10 Opera Productions of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-18 Season

  • Another solid casting all around with Sonya Yoncheva, Plácido Domingo, and Piotr Beczała leading the way. But what really made this production a lock on this list was the performance of Beczala. The tenor’s voice was simply perfect for the treacherous vocal demands of Rodolfo, every passage dispatched with vocal perfection. Whether he had to blast sound during the climactic confrontation with his father near the end of the first act of the work or sing...

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  • 21.05.2018 - Yusif Eyvazov a magnificent Cavardossi in Philadelphia's Tosca

  • Yusif Eyvazov made for a magnificent Cavardossi, the slightly rakish, charming painter. And oh my goodness, his voice – that ample generosity of tone, the fully enunciated Italian vowels, those powerfully sustained high notes were all remarkable. But there was something more too, the depth of death-defying passion in his arias, “Recondita armonia” and especially “E lucevan le stelle”. The catch of his voice as love (and hopelessness)...

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