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  • 29.10.2017 - Recital Pumeza Matshikiza – Sala Cecília Meireles

  • Em alguns anos, a soprano Pumeza Matshikiza impôs sua presença, seu timbre de veludo, sua voz quente e seu vibrato elegante no mundo da ópera. Sua trajetória é singular. Vinda de uma township da Cidade do Cabo, ela descobriu a música clássica pelo rádio e, aos 21 anos, não sabia ler uma nota, tendo como única experiência a prática de coral nas igrejas que frequentou. Mas ela tem...

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  • 29.10.2017 - Ildar Abdrazakov: Video - Elle ne m'aime pas

  • Watch an excerpt of Ildar Abdrazakov as the title role in Verdi's Don Carlos at Opéra Bastille with Elīna Garanča as La princesse Eboli. To watch the video, click here.

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  • 29.10.2017 - Claus Guth: Should Opera’s Most Beloved Classic Be Changed?

  • The coming Paris production [of La Bohème], the details of which are being closely kept, will not be nearly so indulgent of audience expectations. “The second the curtain opens, you have a fist in your face,” Mr. Guth, the director, said in a phone interview. Mr. Guth, acclaimed for stylized, even surreal productions that nevertheless remain moored to reality, hadn’t thought his style was a good match for Puccini, and he didn’t like the...

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  • 28.10.2017 - Ildar Abdrazakov and Rolando Villazón go on tour

  • Beginning November 20, Ildar Abdrazakov and Rolando Villazón come together for a series of concerts throughout Europe, singing arias and duets, including music from their latest album, Duets (available for purchase here). Led by conductor Guerassim Voronkov and featuring the Janáček Philharmonie Ostrava, the concerts include the music of Verdi, Rossini, Boito and more. Buy tickets below: November 20: PragueNovember 23: BerlinNovember 26:...

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  • 27.10.2017 - Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov review: An evening of vocal magnificence

  • Without warm-up, prefatory overture or prevarication, Anna Netrebko launched straight into Aida's conflicted aria from Act 1, Ritorna Vincitor, with a splendidly energised voice of rich colour and dramatic strength. This is a thrilling, full-bodied sound of natural lustre, and Netrebko uses it with suaveness that belies her sophisticated technical control. She sang the lines of an aria from Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride in the second half...

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  • 25.10.2017 - Joseph Calleja: Fundraising concert

  • The fifth edition of the BOV Joseph Calleja Fundraising Concert is being held on Friday at the Palace state rooms in Valletta. Following the concert, patrons will be invited to attend a reception at the Casino Maltese. The annual fundraiser will feature Calleja performing along with a number of scholars who have been supported by the BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation. All proceeds from the concert will go towards the foundation. Over the past year, the foundation has...

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