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Artist Of The Week: Anja Harteros Set For A Triumphant Role Debut in ‘Andrea Chenier’
Anja Harteros is one of the greatest dramatic sopranos of our time. Her repertoire ranges from Verdi, Puccini to Wagner. She has performed in all the greatest opera houses and her performances are often sold out. This week she debuts the role of Maddalena in Giordano's "Andrea Chenier." It is quite a surprise that Harteros has never taken on the role as she has performed numerous verismo roles throughout her…
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Artist Of The Week: Ryan Speedo Green To Steal The Show As Timur In Puccini’s ‘Turandot’
Last year was arguably Ryan Speedo Green's biggest year as he broke out in the operatic world with his showstopping aria "Vecchia Zimarra" in Puccini's "La Bohème" at the Metropolitan Opera. The bass made the most out his two minute aria and critics said that he was the most memorable performance of the night. A star was essentially born. This week he returns to Puccini in "Turandot," a production he…
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Artist Of The Week: John Holiday Is A Countertenor On The Rise
John Holiday is one of the most promising countertenors of his generation. Holiday's star is rising and this week he will once again have a chance to prove it at the Bruce R. Foote Foundation Concert. The tenor, who is a recipient of the Bruce R. Foote award, will perform a concert that will show his talent in distinct repertoire, which includes music by Handel. The concert, which will be held…
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Artist Of The Week: Joyce DiDonato Conquers Rossini’s ‘Semiramide’
For years Joyce DiDonato has been a master in the Bel Canto repertoire singing Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti. Her vocal flexibility and nuance has brought new musical insights to some of this neglected repertoire, her approach often innovative. This week DiDonato took on the role of Rossini's "Semiramide" for the first time at the Bayerische Staatsoper and after listening to the premiere it looks like DiDonato has conquered the difficult role. DiDonato…
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Artist of the Week: Discovering The Art Of Angel Joy Blue
Charisma, vocal beauty and intelligence are just some qualities that describe Angel Joy Blue. A lyric soprano who has conquered many of the leading opera companies in the world is about to embark in yet another journey performing Robert Schumann's oratory "Paradise and the Peri." Schumann is more known for his symphonic works as well as piano, cello and solo works. However, it's hard to hear his voice work sung in…
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Artist Of The Week: Eric Owens, the Consummate Artist Ready For A New Production Of Dvorak’s ‘Rusalka’
Over the past few years Eric Owens has garnered praise for his heartbreaking and commanding work on stage. One only has to look at his ground-breaking portrayal of Alberich in Wagner's "Das Rheingold" at the Metropolitan Opera to see the depth and emotional range he gives to each one of his roles. This week the bass is adding another important role to his Metropolitan Opera repertoire - the Water Sprite in…
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Artist Of The Week: Russell Thomas To Make A Highly Anticipated Debut
A month ago Russell Thomas surprised Metropolitan Opera audiences with his immense voice and gleaming high notes. The role was the small but crucial part of Ismaele in Verdi's "Nabucco." While this is a character that can sometimes be ignored, Thomas brought undisputed star power to it. With such a big breakout, Thomas is set for another milestone in his career. This week Thomas will make his highly anticipated debut…
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Artist of the Week: Angela Meade Continues Her Exploration In Early Verdi With ‘Stiffelio’
The Verdi and Bel Canto repertoire has some of the most challenging music for soprano. It requires flexibility in the voice as well as high and low testitura. Coloratura runs are a must and clear diction and attention to the text are paramount. Among contemporary artists, Angela Meade has been championing this repertoire by not only performing the warhorses such as Verdi's "Il Trovatore" and Bellini's "Norma," but has by…
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Artist of the Week: Pretty Yende to Take New York Audiences By Storm in Two Productions
Its rare to become an overnight sensation nowadays in the opera world. It takes years for some singers while others struggle to even get noticed and ink to obscurity. However, for Pretty Yende her career has taken a turn in places she least expected. This season the soprano is taking New York audiences by storm as she will sing two productions at the Metropolitan Opera. However, the story does not…
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Artist of the Week: Daniela Fally Celebrates 10 years at Vienna State Opera As Bellini’s ‘La Sonnambula’
Bellini's "La Sonnambula" is one of the most popular Bel Canto works in the repertoire and one of the touchstones in the coloratura soprano repertoire. The work features the famous sleepwalking scene and the daunting finale cavatina "Ah Non Giunge." This week Daniela Fally takes on the role for the first time in her career at the Vienna State Opera. Austrian-born Fally has become one of the most in-demand coloratura…