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  • 20.06.2017 - Bachtrack: Netrebko takes on Adriana Lecouvreur at the Mariinsky

  • "It was never in doubt, really: an Anna Netrebko role début in a première of a new production made last night's Adriana Lecouvreur at the Mariinsky II the hottest ticket in town, the latest in Netrebko's progression towards weightier, full-voiced roles. And Netrebko did not disappoint: her acting has continued to improve over the years, and her voice now has so much depth and richness – while still maintaining purity on the high notes – that...

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  • 20.06.2017 - Javier Camarena joins CSAM for General Management

  • Mexican tenor Javier Camarena is the preeminent Mozart and bel canto specialist of his generation. Praised for his burnished tone, gleaming high notes, flawless coloratura, and veracious portrayals, he regularly appears in leading roles alongside today’s foremost stars at the world’s top opera houses, and was the face of Opera News’s 80th Anniversary edition this past January. Last season, as Ernesto in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, he...

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  • 19.06.2017 - Joseph Calleja’s role debut as Cavaradossi “couldn’t fail to seduce” (Backtrack)

  • "Calleja's performance was so confident, so open, so natural that one could only wonder why he hasn't tackled the role before. The sheer warmth of the voice and the easy swell of his phrasing couldn't fail to seduce, and there was power to burn in the big dramatic highs. He sang a particularly fine part in the Act III duet "Amaro sol per te m'era morire", when he tells Tosca that losing her was the only fear that death held for him. This November's Tosca in Munich,...

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  • 18.06.2017 - Thomas Hampson appears in recital during Munich Opera Festival

  • As part of the Münchner Opernfestspiele, Mr. Hampson will present a lieder recital on June 28. Reuniting with collaborative pianist Wolfram Rieger, the pair will perform an exquisite program of songs by Schubert and Mahler. Mr. Hampson's dedication to the lieder genre over the length of his career has brought him immense critical acclaim, including such high praise as to note that he "dominates La Scala's stage with his supreme artistry"(Gramiliano). For...

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  • 15.06.2017 - Rolando Villazón returns to the Deutsche Oper Berlin in April 2018

  • Following Mr. Villazón's success directing Puccini's La Rondine he returns to the Deutsche Oper Berlin beginning in April 2018 to direct Strauss' operetta Die Fledermaus. Bringing to life this comic opera about a champagne fueled party and mistaken identities are Thomas Blondelle as Eisenstein, Annette Dasch as Rosalinde, Nicole Haslett as Adele, Angela Brower as Prince Orlofsky and Philipp Jekal as Dr Falke. Maestro Nikolas Nägele leads the performance on...

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  • 15.06.2017 - Yusif Eyvazov and Anna Netrebko star in concert in Marbella

  • On July 19 in a rare performance in Spain, Mr. Eyvazov and Ms. Netrebko return to the concert stage during the Starlite Marbella concert series to star together in an evening of opera's most treasured arias and duets. In addition to showcasing the couple's previous musical collaborations, the program will include excerpts from Ms. Netrebko's latest Grammy-nominated solo-recording "Verismo." Mr. Eyvazov and Ms. Netrebko's previous concert performances have...

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