Lyric Opera Star Fired For Misbehavior CBS 2 Chicago Sat, 29 Sep 2007 11:43 AM PDT One of opera's big stars has been fired for conduct unbecoming a diva. Soprano Angela Gheorghiu, scheduled to sing Mimi in Puccini's "La boheme" at Lyric Opera of Chicago, was dismissed Friday.
O obituário do baixo grego , cuja morte já foi anunciada aqui em julho, e passou despercebida na imprensa de modo geral . Nicola Zaccaria Greek operatic bass who appeared throughout Europe with particular success at La Scala
A voice that soars above the prejudice By Andrew Clark Published: September 28 2007 17:08 Last updated: September 28 2007 17:08 When Mihoko Fujimura graduated from music college in Munich in 1995, her assumption was that one of Germany’s more than 60 opera houses would offer her a job. After her first audition she repaired to the theatre canteen, bumping into the director on her way out. He told her she had charisma and a beautiful voice, but they had decided to take a German singer.
Madama Butterfly The production of Puccini’s clash-of-civilisations weepie looks an excellent investment for Opera North
Iphigenie en Tauride The black gloom of Robert Carsen’s gruelling take on Gluck’s masterwork created a bad night at the opera Albert Herring and The Magic Flute Britten’s comic gem seemed to bed more easily with the college students of BYO The Turn of the Screw It's not a jolly show. More than most, this staging of The Turn of the Screw brings out the work’s very darkest corners L’amore dei tre re This strange, dark tale moved like a knife, through erotic love duets to the finale’s necrophilia A Flowering Tree For its full potency this story needs telling in a single breath. Adams and Sellars’s libretto gives us two acts
Un escenario casi desnudo y un espacio poético en el que la complejidad esté dada por la interpretación de los compases son la base del montaje de Borís Godunov, de Mussorgski, que ha puesto en pie el director escénico Klaus Michael Grüber, con escenografía de Eduardo Arroyo y con el que el Teatro Real de Madrid inaugura mañana su temporada operística. Es una coproducción con el Théâtre de la Monnaie de Bruselas y la Ópera Nacional del Rin.
Music Review María de Buenos Aires Magical Melodies From the Latin American Street By BERNARD HOLLAND Published: September 28, 2007 The Gotham Chamber Opera is putting on Astor Piazzolla’s “María de Buenos Aires,” and if the fine young company does not quite have this tango-driven masterpiece in its embrace, it does well enough.
Devotion to music and meaning By Andrew Clark Published: September 24 2007 16:41 Last updated: September 24 2007 16:41 The nice thing about being old, confides Sir Colin Davis, “is that you no longer have any interest in confrontation. You just want people to enjoy what they do, and my little crusade is to help that. These musicians have devoted their lives to playing the notes, and you’ve got to give them a reason to let loose their energy.”
Lucia di Lammermoor - Metropolitan Opera, New York By Martin Bernheimer Published: September 26 2007 03:00 Last updated: September 26 2007 03:00 This was the big night. Peter Gelb opened his second season at the Metropolitan Opera on Monday with a new, presumably daring production of that hum-along hit, Lucia di Lammermoor. But the play wasn't necessarily the thing.
Slavery stands trial in 'Margaret Garner' AM New York Mon, 24 Sep 2007 2:53 PM PDT Americans can't write opera. Sure, we have musical theater, which has led to some operatic-cross breeds like "Candide," "Sweeney Todd" and "Porgy and Bess," but there isn't a single American opera that has made its way into regular repertoire. The American operas that typically premiere at the Met or New York City Opera are adaptations of familiar novels like "The Great Gatsby," "Little Women"
Music Review A Grand Opening at the Opera By ANTHONY TOMMASINI Published: September 26, 2007 Natalie Dessay thrived under pressure, singing the touchstone title role of Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” in a new production to open the Metropolitan Opera’s season on Monday night.
Staying True to Donizetti The New York Sun Sun, 23 Sep 2007 10:10 PM PDT When Natalie Dessay opens the Metropolitan Opera season in a new production of Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" tonight, audiences will listen for a portion of the opera many regard as a fixture: the cadenza with flute that Lucia sings at the end of her Mad Scene. But they will listen in vain. As Ms. Dessay pointed out in a recent phone call, there is a good reason she won't sing it: "It's not ...
Romeo and Juliet, Bampton Classical Opera, Bampton Michael Church Published: 20 September 2007 Thank heavens for little opera companies: never having heard a note of Georg Benda, I was curious to know how his Romeo and Juliet would come across, with its famously happy ending. Benda (1722-1795) was a member of "the Bach family of Bohemia", musicians at the courts of Frederick the Great. Mozart admired his operas so much that he carried the scores about with him. Romeo and Juliet is an Italian-style "opera seria" cast in the German "singspiel" mode; and consisting of spoken text interspersed with arias and set pieces, it just scrapes by as an opera.
Daniel Barenboim Wins Japan's Praemium Imperiale21 Sep 2007 -- Daniel Barenboim, the conductor, pianist, author and activist, has been named the winner of the Praemium Imperiale for music. The Japan Art Association, which administers the awards, announced the news yesterday in Tokyo.
PHILIP GLASS' EPIC 'APPOMATTOX' TO BOW AT SAN FRANCISCO OPERA Francisco Chronicle Sun, 23 Sep 2007 0:13 AM PDT Philip Glass has never done things on a small scale, and his new work, "Appomattox," premiering Oct. 5 at San Francisco Opera, will be no exception. The commissioned opera focuses on the final days of the Civil War, "the biggest story we have," says Glass,...
São Paulo (SP)20/09/2007 - Quinta-feira, 21h Israelense Asher Fisch rege Osesp e violinista francês Raphaël Oleg Obras de Sibelius e Schubert Raphaël Oleg, violino. Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo. Asher Fisch, regente.
Céline Imbert canta "A Voz Humana", de Poulenc, com Banda Sinfônica do Estado de São PauloSegunda parte do concerto tem ópera "O Telefone", de Menotti, com soprano Rosana Lamosa e barítono Leonardo Neiva
Happy birthday Philip Glass The San Francisco Examiner Tue, 18 Sep 2007 2:26 AM PDT On his 70th birthday, Philip Glass will be well celebrated in the Bay Area, with events small and great - the most important, of course, is the San Francisco Opera's commissioned world-premiere presentation of Glass' "Appomattox" in October at the War Memorial Opera House.
The New York Sun Mon, 17 Sep 2007 9:55 PM PDTLate Sunday afternoon, the Metropolitan Opera staged a tribute to Beverly Sills, the great American soprano, who passed away in July. The house was full of people, and full of adoration. And many have noted the "irony" of this event: a Met celebration of Sills. She made her Met debut late - in 1975, at age 46, when she had only a few years left in her career. (She'd been singing pretty much ...
O Consulado Geral da Itália patrocina a vinda da Orquestra Barroca de Veneza
O Consulado Geral da Itália patrocina a vinda da Orquestra Barroca de Veneza que se apresenta nos dias 24, 25 e 26 de setembro, às 21hs, no Teatro Cultura Artística. Regência de Andrea Marcon, solista, Giuliano Carmignola, ao violino. No programa, Vivaldi e Tartini. A récita do dia 26 é em benefício dos Programas de Ação Comunitária. Realização do Istituto Italiano di Cultura de São Paulo, CIDIM e Sociedade de Cultura Artística.
Programa: Dia 24 de setembro Vivaldi – Três Concertos para Cordas e Baixo-contínuo – RV.114, RV.156 e RV.127 Vivaldi – Três Concertos para Violino, Cordas e Baixo-contínuo – RV.190, RV.278 e RV.331 Tartini – Concerto para Violino, Cordas e Baixo-contínuo, D.96
Dia 25 de setembro Vivaldi – Três Concertos para Cordas e Baixo-contínuo – RV.114, RV.156 e RV.127 Vivaldi – Três Concertos para Violino, Cordas e Baixo-contínuo – RV.190, RV.278 e RV.331 Tartini – Concerto para Violino, Cordas e Baixo-co…
Ye gods! It's an everyday opera of love, incest, magic swords, dwarves, murder, flying maidens, giants and a dodgy guy with an eye patch. Joe Queenan gives an A-Z of Wagner's Ring Friday September 14, 2007 The Guardian
The KGB's long war against Rudolf Nureyev Last Updated: 12:01am BST 17/09/2007 Page 1 of 3 In 1961, Russia's finest dancer slipped through his keepers' fingers to defect to the West. But, years later, the Soviet secret police had their revenge. By John Bridcut
Arts / Music Respect at Last for Grieg? By ANTHONY TOMMASINI Published: September 16, 2007 The centenary of the death of Edvard Grieg, a fiercely proud Norwegian composer, is being acknowledged with several programs in New York.
Iphigénie en Tauride, Royal Opera House, London By Andrew Clark Published: September 11 2007 17:52 Last updated: September 11 2007 17:52 One problem faces all Gluck interpreters: how do you extract the meat from the marble? It explains why we encounter his masterpieces so rarely, and why Monday’s performance of Iphigénie en Tauride – the first at Covent Garden for 35 years – was so uninvolving. Despite its tragic depths, its melodic abundance and dramatic variety, the work’s austerity is forbidding. Like a monument, Iphigénie has its weights and balances: heroic but intimate, grandly tragic without being frigid or marmoreal, weighty yet swift in its storytelling.
Hoje na OSESP. Claus Peter Flor regente Christina Landshamer soprano Ingeborg Danz contralto Luisa Francesconi mezzo soprano Jörg Dürmüller tenor Yorck Felix Speer baixo-barítono Coro da osesp Johann Sebastian Bach Missa em si menor, BWV 232
Arts / Music Tenor Takes Time Off, Cites Health By DANIEL J. WAKIN Published: September 13, 2007 Rolando Villazón, one of the most sought-after tenors and an important box office draw for his stage appeal and fine voice, is canceling all performances at least into early next year, his manager said yesterday.
Music Review A Runaway Who Paid a High Price for Freedom By ANTHONY TOMMASINI Published: September 13, 2007 On Tuesday night the New York City Opera opened its season with a new production of “Margaret Garner,” an opera by Richard Danielpour with a libretto by Toni Morrison.
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By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON Published: September 12, 2007 The Lincoln Center Theater production of “South Pacific” has announced its leads. In a surprise to no one, Kelli O’Hara will be playing the role of Nellie Forbush. But the role of Emile de Becque, played in 1949 by the opera star Ezio Pinza, is going to a Brazilian opera singer, Paulo Szot, who was seen at New York City Opera in a 2004 production of Mozart’s “Nozze di Figaro” and a 2006 production of Jonathan Miller’s update of Donizetti’s “Elixir of Love.” ...
Bayreuth: an everyday tale of fascist folk In the sinister soap opera starring Adolf Hitler and Winifred Wagner, it can be hard to tell truth from fiction, says Paul Levy. Happily we now have both in AN Wilson's novel Winnie and Wolf and Jonathan Carr's biography The Wagner Clan Sunday September 9, 2007The Observer
High priced galas and opera opening nights go hand in glove, but for the last three years, the New York City Opera has turned its back on conventional economic wisdom by inaugurating its fall season with Opera-for-All, a mini-festival for which ticket prices are not jacked up but rather slashed to $25 a ticket. The company maintains that by cutting the price of tickets, it attracts new audiences to opera. Maybe so, but the regular operagoer also gets to enjoy an all-too-rare bargain. In these times of transition for the company, it is good to see it reaffirming its historical mission, set by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia upon its founding in the 1940s, as the people's opera.
Muere la actriz Jane Wyman a los 93 años Primera esposa de Ronald Reagan, ganó un Oscar en 1948 y alcanzó la popularidad siendo Angela Channing en ‘Falcon Crest’ AGENCIAS / ELPAIS.com - Los Ángeles - 10/09/2007
Soprano shines the brightest as Lyric Opera stars come out Metromix.com Mon, 10 Sep 2007 8:29 AM PDT In the same week when the world lost one of its greatest singers, Luciano Pavarotti, Lyric Opera of Chicago trained the spotlight on the next generation of Pavarotti wannabes (of both sexes), along with several established stellars who are mainstays of the Lyric roster.
Review: 'Samson and Delilah' an eyeful in Gaza The San Francisco Examiner Sat, 08 Sep 2007 12:09 PM PDT(Courtesy photo) Olga Borodina and Clifton Forbis sing the lead roles in San Francisco Opera's season opener, Camille Saint-Saëns' "Samson and Delilah."
All about Roberto and Angela By Francis Carlin Published: September 7 2007 03:00 Last updated: September 7 2007 03:00 Cat-calls can be good for your career. Last December Roberto Alagna caused a sensation in Milan by walking off the stage at La Scala on the second night of Aida when part of the audience booed his first aria. Previously, such unprofessional behaviour from a singer would have meant curtains but, in the age of spin and slick media management, Alagna turned the whole event to his advantage. In France, he has since appeared on every chat show, becoming a household name and boosting his CD sales in the process.
The Lady Is Willing In the interim between the departure of Paul Kellogg and the arrival of Gerard Mortier, New York City Opera board chair Susan L. Baker will take on an uncommonly hands-on executive role. She talks to F. PAUL DRISCOLL.
Parabéns , Lauro!! Um compositor que, em suas primeiras óperas, foi original e criativo; depois estagnou, refugiou-se no passado, regrediu. Um artista cujas relações com o regime nazista foram condenáveis. Tais afirmações que, com freqüência, funcionam como idées reçues passadas de mão em mão e raramente reexaminadas, têm marcado a avaliação da obra de Richard Strauss, um dos mais importantes criadores da História da Ópera, oferecendo dela uma visão distorcida e, não raro, preconceituosa. Em As Óperas de Richard Strauss, o 11o da coleção que a editora Perspectiva vem publicando desde 1999, o jornalista e pesquisador Lauro Machado Coelho propõe-se a fazer o julgamento objetivo da produção de um operista cujos títulos, hoje em dia, ocupam lugar cada vez mais importante nos catálogos dos teatros e no catálogo das gravadoras. Lauro Machado Coelho, nascido em Belo Horizonte, é jornalista, professor de história da música e crítico de música do Caderno 2 de O Estado de S. Paulo. Foi também, n…
Charisma, talent lit local stagesChicago Sun-Times Fri, 07 Sep 2007 4:43 AM PDTAt his career peak, Chicago was the setting for many of the triumphs and shortfalls of Italian supertenor Luciano Pavarotti, who died Wednesday night at age 71. Lyric Opera of Chicago enjoyed a long and successful relationship with him, from his local debut in 1973 as Rodolfo in "La Boheme" until 1989. Then, fed up with his many caprices and no-shows, Lyric's general director Ardis Krainik ...
San Francisco Opera Opens 2007-08 Season with Olga Borodina as DelilahPlaybill Arts Thu, 06 Sep 2007 12:45 PM PDTBiblical passion rules at the War Memorial Opera House tonight, as San Francisco Opera opens its 85th season with Saint-Saëns's Samson et Dalila . Tenor Clifton Forbis, in his company debut, stars as the Israelite hero, with mezzo Olga Borodina as his Philistine temptress and bass-baritone Juha Uusitalo as the High Priest of Dagon. Sandra Bernhard directs the revival of Nicolas Joël's staging; ... Pavarotti: High Cs and other heightsCalendarlive.com Fri, 07 Sep 2007 0:02 AM PDTLuciano Pavarotti soared as a celebrity and, for better or worse, redefined what it means to be an opera star. I first saw Luciano Pavarotti in a production of "Un Ballo in Maschera" at the San Francisco Opera in 1971. A music student at the time, I had a standing-room ticket. Season doesn't start till the fat lady sings, and she starts FridayMarin Independent Journal Thu, 06 Sep 2…
Arts / Music Italy Mourns ‘an Expression of Our Culture’ By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO Published: September 7, 2007 Italy mourned Luciano Pavarotti on Thursday amid fond tributes from friends and colleagues and broader reflections on how he had been a distinguished ambassador of Italian culture.
Arts / Music Abbado, Ill, Cancels Appearances By DANIEL J. WAKIN Published: September 7, 2007 Citing poor health, Claudio Abbado, the Italian conductor, has canceled all of his engagements, including a much-anticipated visit to Carnegie Hall next month.
Adélia Issa na ópera Ernani de Giuseppe Verdi no Theatro Municipal de São Paulo
Dia 28 de setembro, sexta-feira, às 21:00h, a soprano Adélia Issa interpreta Elvira em trechos da ópera Ernani de Giusepe Verdi, em Gala Lírica no Theatro Municipal de São Paulo, sob a regência de José Maria Florêncio, com a Orquestra Sinfônica e Coral Lírico Municipal. Solitas: Kaludi Kaludov (tenor), Pepes do Valle (baixo) e Lício Bruno (barítono). Os preços dos ingressos variam de R$ 15,00 a R$ 10,00.
Ernani é a quinta ópera composta por Giuseppe Verdi e estreou no Teatro La Fenice em Veneza em 1843. O libretto é de Francesco Maria Piave, baseado na obra Hernani de Victor Hugo.
Adélia Issa é uma das mais importantes cantoras líricas brasileiras e é uma grande intérprete de obras do século XX. A soprano freqüentou a Manhattan School of Music, em Nova York, e fez um curso de aperfeiçoamento com Nico Castel, na Metropolitan Opera. Em música de câmara, trabalhou sob a orientação do renomado pianista Dalton Baldw…
By ANTHONY TOMMASINI Published: September 6, 2007 In the old days of the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday afternoon radio broadcasts, a popular feature on the “Texaco Opera Quiz,” as the intermission show used to be called, involved playing recordings of several artists singing the same well-known aria and asking the panelists to identify the singers. It was surprising how often even opera experts would confuse one great artist with another
Luciano Pavarotti, fallecido hoy a los 71 años, ha sido el tenor más popular de la segunda mitad del siglo XX. Fallece Luciano Pavarotti El tenor, de 71 años, padecía un cáncer de páncreas y su estado de salud se había agravado durante los últimos días AGENCIAS - Roma - 06/09/2007
People: Bryn Terfel, Jerry Lewis, Madonna International Herald Tribune Tue, 04 Sep 2007 6:59 AM PDTThe Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel has pulled out of a Royal Opera House production of Wagner's "Ring" cycle because of family difficulties, BBC News reported. Terfel, who had begun rehearsals to play Wotan in the four-opera epic, which is scheduled to open later this month, said he was "deeply sorry," but had faced a "stressful situation" with one of his children that affected his preparations. ...