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  • 07.08.2017 - Sondra Radvanovsky at the Perelman Theater

  • Sondra Radvanovsky, inaugural Festival Artist and superstar soprano, will appear in recital at the Perelman Theater in Philadelphia on September 17. She will also give a master class the following day.  For more information and tickets, click here.

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  • 07.08.2017 - Pumeza Matshikiza stars as Mimì in Wiesbaden

  • Pumeza Matshikiza will star as Mimì in Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson's production of Puccini's "La Bohème" at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden. She'll share the stage with Aaron Cawley as Rodolfo, Gloria Rehm and Heather Engebretson as Musetta, Christopher Bolduc as Marcello, Alexander Knight as Schaunard, Young Doo Park as Colline and Wolfgang Vater as Benoît & Alcindoro.Albert Horne will conduct the performances on December 1,...

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  • 07.08.2017 - Arias over the air: Ildar Abdrazakov

  • San Francisco Opera's "Mefistofele" is coming to the public airwaves this month. Arrigo Boito's exuberant retelling of the Faust legend, 'Mefistofele,' will be telecast on Thurs., Aug. 24, on KQED 9. Celebrated mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade and SF Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock will host the telecast, which feature international casts led by SF Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti. "Mefistofele" (Thurs., Aug. 24,...

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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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