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  • 07.08.2017 - Listen to Kate Lindsey on 'The Tales of Hoffman'

  • This Saturday at 1 p.m., WQXR will broadcast a recent production of Jacques Offenbach's "The Tales of Hoffman" from LA Opera. The production stars Vittorio Grigolo, Diana Damrau, Kate Lindsey and Kate Aldrich, and Placido Domingo conducts. Read more about the production here.

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  • 07.08.2017 - Lohengrin now available on DVD

  • An operatic dream came true in May 2016, when Piotr Beczała and Anna Netrebko made their role debuts as Lohengrin and Elsa at the Dresden State Opera. Previously at home in French and Italian lyric tenor roles, Piotr Beczala was expanding his repertory in a direction that many opera fans had long wanted him to explore, while Anna Netrebko – previously hailed as the “queen of bel canto” – was undertaking her first Wagnerian role. It was also...

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  • 07.08.2017 - Göttlich! – "Aida" mit Anna Netrebko

  • "Aida" von Verdi. Und es ist alles dabei, was Salzburg braucht. Künstlerin Shirin Neshat führt Regie, Riccardo Muti dirigiert und Anna Netrebko singt die Titelpartie. Was soll da schon schiefgehen? Nun, die Netrebko singt nicht in der Orchesterhauptprobe, schaut nur zu, und die Elefanten und Pyramiden sind gestrichen. Doch dann, bei der Generalprobe ist alles: göttlich. "Es läuft ... gut", sagt Anna Netrebko. "Viel Gerangel. Jeder kämpft mit...

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  • 06.08.2017 - New CD release: Cleopatra - Baroque Arias

  • For her first Sony Classical album of Mozart arias, the young Swiss soprano Regula Mühlemann received fantastic reviews all over the world. She was introduced to an audience of millions in 2016 at the ZDF Advent Concert from the Frauenkirche in Dresden, where she conquered the audience along with the second soloist of the evening, Sonya Yoncheva. For her second album, the artist profiles the fascinating figure Queen Cleopatra, who appears as a character in more...

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  • 05.08.2017 - Serenade - Thomas Hampson releases new CD

  • With “Serenade,” his first album exclusively dedicated to French song, Mr. Hampson brings his passion for works by French opera composers to the Pentatone label. Curated with the French Literature scholar Sylvain Fort and in a first collaboration with the Polish pianist Maciej Pikulski, the track listing includes romantic and introspective as well as humorous selections by Bizet, Chabrier, Chausson, Gounod, Magnard, Massenet, and Saint-Saëns, featuring...

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  • 01.08.2017 - Kate Lindsey - LA Opera On The Air: Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann

  • The American Opera Series from WFMT continues this week with Jacques Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann, which airs Saturday, August 5, 2017, at 12 noon. Not to be missed, it stars Vittorio Grigolo as Hoffmann and Kate Lindsey performing the roles of The Muse & Nicklausse. This production also features Diana Damrau in the roles of Antonia & Stella, So Young Park as Olympia, Kate Aldrich as Giulietta and Nicolas Testé as The Four Villains. The LA...

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