Learning to Manage (From the Archives: 4/22/72) In excerpts from his memoirs, the general manager of the Metropolitan Opera from 1950 to 1972 recalls some of the experiences that taught him his job. OPERANEWS
Music Review A Florentine Tragedy &The Dwarf; A Double Bill of Viennese Romanticism By VIVIEN SCHWEITZER Published: July 30, 2007 Leon Botstein conducted the American Symphony Orchestra in new productions of “A Florentine Tragedy” and “Dwarf,” one-act operas both effectively directed by Olivier Tambosi.
Simon Rattle describes him as 'the most astonishingly gifted conductor he has ever met'. And yet 26-year-old Gustavo Dudamel grew up in poverty in Venezuela. Ed Vulliamy tells the story of El Sistema - a remarkable youth project which uses Beethoven and Brahms to save the children of the barrios
É a principal atração do mês de agosto em São Paulo. João Luiz Sampaioo entrevistou e o produto estará em breve no Estado. João Luiz é um rapaz muito inteligente, e as entrevistas que faz com os músic os que nos visitam são sempre muito proveitosas. Tenho a certeza de que será uma matéria muito boa. Hampson é um dos meus barítonos preferidos. Muitos criticam o fato de ele estar fazendo os papéis verdianos por não ter o timbre adequado. Sem dúvida ele é perfeito nos papéis mais líricos, no entanto, sua inteligência faz com que as suas composições verdianas sejam abasolutamente plausíveis. A mim não incomodam nem um pouco: Germont, Simon, Macbeth, Posa, para citar alguns, receberam uma nova perspectiva em sua voz. No lied, ele é maravilhoso. Suas leituras de Mahler são referenciais. A gravação em aúdio e vídeo de Mahler com a Filarmônica de Viena, no início de sua carreira, com Bernstein , é uma das belas abordagens dessas obras. Mesmo no cancioneiro popular norte-americano suas contribuiç…
Macbeth Royal Albert Hall, London Tim AshleyThursday July 26, 2007 The Guardian Bayreuth arranca con abucheos a Katharina Wagner jueves, 26 jul 2007 El debut como directora escénica de Katharina Wagner en el Festival de Bayreuth se saldó finalmente con abucheos. Su puesta en escena de Los maestros cantores de Nuremberg no mereció la aprobación del “núcleo duro del wagnerianismo”, que reprochó a la bisnieta del compositor un gran desconocimiento de la obra y, en general, una alarmante carencia de concepto, sin contar con sus escandalosas licencias con el libreto. diverdi.com Bayreuth aplaude el Tannhäuser de Christoph Ulrich Meier viernes, 27 jul 2007 Sin que se hubieran apagado del todo los ecos de los abucheos dedicados la noche del miércoles a Los m…
Diverdi.com Comienza mañana la edición 2007 del Festival de Salzburgo jueves, 26 jul 2007 La edición 2007 del Festival de Salzburgo comienza su larga andadura mañana viernes con un concierto de la Orquesta Filarmónica de Viena bajo la batuta de Franz Welser-Möst, en el que participará el pianista Alfred Brendel. Se trata de una edición mucho más ecléctica que la del año pasado, dedicada a conmemorar el aniversario del natalicio de Mozart, y que cuenta como novedad con un nuevo director artístico en sustitución de Peter Ruzicka, el escenógrafo Jürgen Flimm, ayudado en tareas de dirección musical por el pianista Marcus Hinterhausser. La programación propuesta se desarrollará bajo un hilo temático conductor, “El lado nocturno de la razón”. Rolando Villazón no quiere prodigarse tanto jueves, 26 jul 2007
Critical Mass Almeida, London Andrew Clements Tuesday July 24, 2007 The Guardian Streetwise Opera has been much praised over the past five years for its transforming work with the homeless, with workshops and staged performances in which professional singers work alongside the amateurs. Here, the company's collaboration with The Shout, a professional choir that has a reputation for celebrating musical diversity in a vividly theatrical way, could have been compelling - but Critical Mass, devised by director Emma Bernard and composer Orlando Gough, is a disappointment, neither dramatically involving nor musically rewarding. Classical CDs Stephen Pritchard Sunday July 22, 2007 The ObserverThe mercurial maestro of Madrid Born in Italy, the composer Domenico Scarlatti found favour at the court of Queen Maria Barbara of Spain. On the 250th anniversary of the composer's death, Robert White looks at the man who gave real heart to the harpsichord Friday July 20, 2007 Guardian Unlimited DiverdiEl…
Começa neste domingo, 22, o7º Festival de Músicaque prossegue até o próximo domingo, 29. O evento tem atrações artísticas, workshops, exposições e “canjas musicais” com a presença de músicos nos bares de Ourinhos. Debate Online
Ideas & Trends Now Waving Little Sticks, Littler Names By DANIEL J. WAKIN Published: July 22, 2007 They’re not minting maestros the way they used to, but the new crop has its own currency. AFTER he was announced last week as the New York Philharmonic’s next music director, Alan Gilbert sometimes sounded like the awestruck kid he once was. Mr. Gilbert grew up as the son of two Philharmonic violinists and visited his parents at work every week in the concert hall.
NYTIMES: MusicDebussy’s Ghost Is Playing, So What Can a Critic Say? By BERNARD HOLLAND Published: July 24, 2007 Debussy left behind piano music in the form of black marks printed on a page. He also left behind a little of himself: piano rolls of Debussy playing Debussy.Music Review The Full Monteverdi What’s on Tonight’s Menu? A Torrid Lovers’ Quarrel By ALLAN KOZINN Published: July 24, 2007 The staging of “The Full Monteverdi” at Lincoln Center Festival, conceived and directed by John La Bouchardière, begins with the audience, which is meant to be in a restaurant rather than a theaterLOS ANGELES TIMESKent Nagano: A California guy in BavariaFINANCIAL TIMES Linda di Chamounix Caramoor Festival, Katonah, New York By Martin Bernheimer Published: July 24 2007 03:00 Last updated: July 24 2007 03:00 Last week at Caramoor, Will Crutchfield tried hard to demonstrate Verdi's debt to old-fashioned bel canto grace. The blood-and-gutsy vehicle was Il trovatore (1853), to which the maestro applied a hand…
A Violonista e musicista MARIA HARO lança seu novo CD solo – "Fina Flor : Maria Haro interpreta Nicanor Teixeira" , no próximo dia 26 de julho na Sala Baden Powel. O CD é composto de 35 músicas, dedicado à obra Nicanor Teixeira , um dos nomes mais significativos do violão brasileiro.
MARIA HARO tem se presentado como solista e camerista nos principais teatros e salas de concerto do país. Nascida no Uruguai, é brasileira naturalizada. Iniciou seus estudos de violão com Antonio Manzione (SP) e aperfeiçoou-se com Henrique Pinto (SP), Leo Soares (RJ), Abel Carlevaro (Uruguai), Miguel Girollet (Argentina) e Leo Brouwer (Cuba). É bacharel em Música pela UNIRIO (Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro) onde estudou com Turíbio Santos.Desde 1990 é professora da UNIRIO. Recebeu várias premiações em concursos nacionais, destacando-se o 1º. Lugar no Concurso Nacional Villa-Lobos (1987).
Como solista e camerista tem gravado obras de diversos…
'Saint' director identified with lead role OTHER COLUMNS July 21, 2007 The highest compliment paid to an actor is that he or she inhabits a role - the performer on the stage becomes the person on the page. It's no exaggeration that, in the '70s when Catherine Malfitano portrayed the title character of Menotti's The Saint of Bleecker Street, the renowned soprano inhabited Annina.
Arts / Music A New Director Aligns the Demons in Salzburg By MATTHEW GUREWITSCH Published: July 22, 2007 This week the theater director Jürgen Flimm begins his first summer season as director of the Salzburg Festival, five of the most buzzed-about weeks of opera, concerts and straight theater in the world.
Arts / Music Doggedly Running the Laps Demanded by the ‘Ring’ By ANTHONY TOMMASINI Published: July 21, 2007 When the Kirov Opera ends its residency at the Lincoln Center Festival tonight, Valery Gergiev will have conducted his company in two overlapping cycles of Wagner’s “Ring des Nibelungen” over nine days. Music Review Così Fan Tutte Springing Into an Exam of Operatic Ensemble Work By BERNARD HOLLAND Published: July 21, 2007 “Prelude to Performance,” a six-week summer school and workshop devised by the Martina Arroyo Foundation, seems to favor the shock value of sudden difficulty. populateArticleData();
Mary Stich Randall, a soprano from New Hartford who made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera in 1961 in Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte," died Tuesday in Vienna, where she spent most of her professional career. She was known for interpretations of Mozart. Outro perfil
Four straight 'Rings' an intense epic The Charlotte Observer Fri, 20 Jul 2007 12:59 PM PDT Richard Wagner dreamed of doing it this way: The four operas of his "Ring" cycle performed over four consecutive nights, totaling more than 18 hours of musical theater. When the final curtain came down on "Goetterdaemmerung" late Thursday at the Metropolitan Opera House, 75 1/2 hours after the first notes sounded, the capacity crowd of 4,000 "Ring" devotees cheered for the hardworking singers of ...
July 19, 2007 Did Reviews Kill Jerry Hadley? I remember going to "The Great Gatsby" at the Metropolitan Opera in 1999 with low expectations. The reviews were unfavorable to the opera, as well as to the singer in the title role.
July 20 (Bloomberg) -- Angela Gheorghiu, the Romanian soprano married to Roberto Alagna, the French tenor who famously stormed off stage mid-performance at La Scala in December after being booed by a vicious claque, rose above it all after getting the same treatment in ``La Traviata.'' Veja também cena de la Traviata
18, 5:20 PM EDT Met and EMI to release 5 operas on DVD By RONALD BLUM Associated Press Writer AP Photo/MICHAEL DWYER NEW YORK (AP) -- The Metropolitan Opera is getting back into the DVD business. Five of the Met's eight live high-definition movie-theater broadcasts next season will be released on DVD by EMI Classics, the companies said Wednesday. The releases include Puccini's "Manon Lescaut" with Karita Mattila, Marcello Giordani and conductor James Levine; and Verdi's "Macbeth" with Levine conducting Lado Ataneli.
Music Review International Keyboard Institute & Festival Composers by the Sextet From a Pianist at a Festival By BERNARD HOLLAND Published: July 19, 2007 Talking and playing the piano Tuesday, Jeffrey Swann offered six composers, none of whose music really had much to say to any music around it.
Descanse em paz. Triste final. Opera singer Jerry Hadley dead at 55 POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Jerry Hadley, the world-class tenor known for his agile and lyric voice, died Wednesday, a week after he shot himself in an apparent suicide attempt.
The 55-year-old singer died two days after doctors at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie took him off life support, said family friend and spokeswoman Celia Novo.
In praise of... Kurt Masur One of the last old-style maestros, Kurt Masur, is a conductor in the great German symphonic tradition that not long ago commanded the leading concert halls of Europe and America, but which has given way to a varied range of styles.