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Artist Of The Week: Anna Netrebko Brings Her Dramatic Force To ‘Aida’ At The Salzburg Festival
Ever since 2002, Anna Netrebko has been a mainstay at the Salzburg Festival, headlining some of the most acclaimed productions of the showcase. In fact, her productions have often drawn some of the biggest audiences due to her magnetic star power and brilliant stage presence. This week looks to be no different as the diva headlines another new production, Verdi's "Aida." Netrebko's debut in the role follows her success in…
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Artist Of The Week: Liana Aleksanyan Headlines ‘Aida’ At The Macerata Festival
Liana Aleksanyan has had a rollercoaster year making an unexpected debut at the Teatro alla Scala and establishing herself as one of the most acclaimed Cio-Cio Sans of her generation. This week she continues her ascension in the opera world headlining "Aida" at the Macerata Opera Festival. The assumption of Aida brings Aleksanyan to another stage in her career as she takes on the more dramatic Verdi works. The Armenian soprano has…
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Artist Of The Week: Edward Parks Portrays Steve Jobs At Santa Fe Opera’s World Premiere
Steve Jobs is one of the most revered and enigmatic personalities in recent history. He created one of the biggest companies and is responsible for some of the most popular products in modern society. After numerous film adaptations with different actors, Edward Parks will have the task of portraying the figure in Mason Bates' first opera, "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs." The title role of Steve Jobs is quite possibly Parks'…
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Artist Of The Week: Leah Crocetto Dispatches Vocal Fireworks In ‘The Siege Of Calais’
Leah Crocetto is known for her work in Verdi's spinto roles as well as her interpretation of my Puccini operas. She has garnered acclaim in this repertoire and is among the rising stars in the opera world. However, this weekend she steps out of these boundaries and moves into the realm of Bel Canto for her role debut as Eleonora in Donizetti's "The Siege of Calais" at the Glimmerglass Festival.…
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Artist Of The Week: Michael Fabiano To Fill Aix-En-Provence Festival With Intensity As He Debuts Don José In ‘Carmen’
Ten years ago Michael Fabiano announced himself as one of the most promising tenors of his generation. The tenor was competing for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and was also part of the class that was filmed in the movie "The Audition." His strength and intensity and his strong stage presence made him a sensation with the judges and he ended being one of the five winners. Since then…
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Artist Of The Week: Valentina Carrasaco Directs A New Vision Of Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ At The Rome Opera
This week the Rome Opera opens a new production of Bizet's "Carmen" at the Caracalla with an intriguing young cast. However, what will be most excited to see is Argentine director Valentina Carrasco´s vision for the work. The Latin American director will bring her Latin flare to the famed Bizet opera in her first production, which will feature a Dia de Los Muertos theme and, unlike many productions nowadays, this will have…
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Artist Of The Week: Jonas Kaufmann Reaches For Mount Everest In Highly Anticipated ‘Otello’
Jonas Kaufmann is quite frankly the most famous tenor in the world. Ever since his breakout, audiences have followed Kaufmann's career transition from the lyric repertoire to the most dramatic pieces in the tenor fach. And this week Kaufmann adds what most consider the Mount Everest of all tenor roles, "Otello." It is considered the most difficult role by tenors and one that few have conquered. Famously Franco Corelli opted…
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Artist of the Week: Kirsten Chambers Rises to the Top in New York City Opera’s ‘Angels in America’
Rising stars take different paths. Some win competitions, others work their way up, while others get lucky by making a last-minute debut. Kirsten Chambers is having the season of her life, starting with a Metropolitan Opera debut that made headlines when she replaced Patricia Racette as Salome earlier this fall. Now, following a series of debuts, including one at Carnegie Hall, Chambers is headlining a highly anticipated New York premiere. The soprano is…
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Artist Of The Week: Lianna Haroutounian Set To Conquer Hamburg State Opera In Her House Debut As ‘Madama Butterfly’
The title role in "Madama Butterfly" is one that many sopranos, both past and present, have made their own. Lianna Haroutounian is among the artists on that list and this week she reminds audiences why as she brings her acclaimed portrayal of Cio-Cio-San to the Hamburg State Opera in her house debut. The Armenian soprano recently performed the work in San Francisco and Amsterdam and the results were exciting. Critics noted…
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Artist Of The Week: Quinn Kelsey To Light Up The Stage As ‘Rigoletto’
This week San Francisco Opera's summer season begins, offering three favorites from the repertoire with intriguing casts. But it is Quinn Kelsey who has the honor of opening the season and bringing one of his most acclaimed roles to the house. As "Rigoletto" the Hawaiian baritone has brought his portrayal to Paris, Hawaii, London, Zurich, Santa Fe, and, most recently, Frankfurt. It is a role he has dominated and that has…