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Prague Summer Nights 2017: A Day At The Prague Summer Nights Festival
The Prague Summer Nights Festival was founded to help young artists develop their talent and foster their careers on an international level. Not only does it give singers from around the world the opportunity to work with many great artists, but it gives them the opportunity to sing for an international audience. Having begun earlier in June, singers and instrumentalists go through intensive coachings learning full operas and opera scenes.…
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Brian Jagde, Nino Machaidze, Elena Mosuc & Anna Pirozzi Headline Teatro di San Carlo 2017-18 Season
The Teatro di San Carlo has announced its 2017-18 season with a number of classics and one musical being presented. The season kicks off on Dec. 12, 2017, with Puccini's "La Fanciulla del West" with Anna Pirozzi, Kristin Lewis, and Virginia Tola leading the way. That opera will be followed by Puccini's "La Bohème" on Jan. 11, 2018. Eleonora Buratto and Elena Mosuc will share the title role while Jean-François Borras…
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Dmitri Hvorostovsky Makes Another Set of High Profile Cancelations
Dmitri Hvorostovsky has canceled all of his Vienna engagements, according to the Vienna State Opera. This is the latest in a long list of cancelations by the hugely popular Russian artist. He was scheduled to perform in Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” “Un Ballo in Maschera,” and “Otello.” He is also no longer on the cast list for the upcoming performances at the Liceu in Barcelona, which included a production of “The Demon”…
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C Major to Record Anna Netrebko’s ‘Aida’ From Salzburg Festival
C Major has revealed that it will be recording a performance of “Aida” from this summer’s Salzburg Festival. The company put up the recording information for the production on its website. Why is this important? Because it hints at the possibility of the performance being released on DVD at a later date. And of course, these performances from Salzburg will feature soprano Anna Netrebko in her role debut as the…
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Watch Andrea Bocelli Live From Florence on PBS Tonight
Today, Andrea Bocelli will make an appearance at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, a live performance that will be showcased on PBS at 10 p.m. EDT. The concert is part of the Great Performances series and will be hosted by Chad Smith, the drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who will conduct one-on-one interviews with the artists showcased in the Landmarks Live in Concert Series. Smith will take an…
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Weekend Preview (6/30-7/2) – USA: OperaRox Showcases NY Premiere of ‘Sweets by Kate’ At Stonewall Inn
As we get deeper into the summer, the opera world starts to slow down ever so slightly in North America. But there are still some major events taking place over the weekend, including a historic one. San Francisco Opera closes out its run of “Don Giovanni” which features a stellar cast that includes Ildebrando d’Arcangelo and Ana María Martinez among others. "San Francisco Opera’s 'Don Giovanni' brings us bass-baritones with…
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Social Media Beat (6/23-6/29): Diana Damrau, Roberto Alagna & Carmen Giannattasio Share Backstage Pictures
This week a number of artist showed pictures backstage as they continued to prepare roles for the summer season. Diana Damrau returned to the Bayerische Staatsoper as Violetta in "La Traviata" and shared a number of stills from the performance. It also signaled the return of Plácido Domingo at the theater. La Traviata #2 tonight @bayerischestaatsoper in Munich! ❤️ #munich #vivaverdi #opera A post shared by Diana Damrau (@diana.damrau) on…
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Weekend Preview – International (6/30-7/2): Vienna State Opera Ends Its Season While Plácido Domingo Graces The Mariinsky Theatre
Two companies' seasons end this weekend with a number of stars continuing runs of important works. Austria The Wiener Staatsoper will showcase Debussy's "Pelléas et Mélisande" starring Franz-Josef Selig, Bernarda Fink, Adrian Eröd, Simon Keenlyside and Olga Bezsmertna ending the season. Czech Republic The Prague Summer Nights festival continues with Opera scenes and the opening of   Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte." France At the Opéra de Paris, Rossini's "La Cenerentola" will…
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Breaking News: Sonya Yoncheva Cancels ‘La Traviata’ At Munich & ‘Clemenza’ At Baden Baden
Earlier today it was announced that Sonya Yoncheva would no longer be singing in “La Clemenza di Tito” at Baden Baden and that she would be replaced by Marina Rebeka. But now the Bulgarian soprano has also canceled a run of “La Traviata” in Munich. Yoncheva will be replaced by Diana Damrau, who has turned into one of the iconic Violetta interpreters of today. The German soprano is slated to take…
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Sondra Radvanovsky Takes Home 2017 Dora Award
Sondra Radvanovsky’s big year continues, as the soprano was among the winners of the 2017 Dora Awards. She was given the award for Outstanding Female Performance for her interpretation of “Norma” at the Canadian Opera Company. She beat out Jane Archibald in “Ariodante” at COC, Christine Goerke in Götterdämmerung at COC, Carla Huhatanen in “Rocking Horse Winner at a Tapestry Opera and Adrianne Pieczonka in “Tosca” at COC. The “Norma”…