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Aida Garifullina Charms World Cup Audiences
On July 15, 2018, Aida Garifullina closed the FIFA World Cup. The star soprano charmed audiences with the folk song “Kalinka” alongside former superstar player Ronaldinho and the World Cup mascot Zabivaka. She also appeared at the beginning alongside DJ Smash. The closing ceremony also included Nicky Jam, Will Smith, and Era Istrefi performing the official song "Live it Up." Garifullina was present throughout the World Cup, performing during the opening night gala…
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How to Watch Bastille Day 2018 Concert Starring Aida Garifullina & Joyce DiDonato
For the past five years, Parisian concertgoers have been able to celebrate Bastille Day, with a concert at the feet of the Eiffel Tower in the Champ-de-Mars. This year will be no different with Aida Garifullina and Joyce DiDonato set to star in the sixth edition of the event. But they will not be alone in the celebration. Alongside the two international superstars will be Patricia Petibon, Philippe Jaroussky, Mathias…
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Aida Garifullina Releases New EP For World Cup
Aida Garifullina and Decca Classics have released two new singles in celebration of the soprano's World Cup presentation. The new EP entitled "Midnight in Moscow," which was released on all streaming sources, includes two songs "Tenderness" and "White Bird." The Russian songs continue Garifullina's exploration of her cultural roots, ones she explored in her new album from last year. Garifullina performed at the opening ceremony of the World Cup with…
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World Cup 2018 Gala Featuring Anna Netrebko & Placido Domingo To Be Televised
UPDATE: Medici.TV will also stream the concert at 2:00 p.m. EDT.  The World Cup kick-off gala is set to be televised on Channel 1. The gala, which is set to be televised on 1tv.ru from Red Square, will star some of the world's greatest opera stars, including Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo, Ildar Abdrazakov, Albina Shagimuratova, Aida Garifullina, Juan Diego Flórez, and Yusif Eyvazov. Valery Gergiev will conduct the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra with pianist Denis Matsuev…
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Tenor Ivan Magrì To Make Debut At Vienna State Opera in ‘Rigoletto’
Ivan Magrì will replace Juan Diego Flórez as the Duke of Mantua in Verdi’s “Rigoletto” at the Vienna State Opera. It will be his debut with the company. He will perform alongside Paolo Rumetz’s interpretation of the title role and Aida Garifullina, who will take on Gilda. Magrì has performed at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Staatsoper Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Opernhaus Zürich, Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam,…
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UPDATE – Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Live Stream: Aida Garifullina Stars in ‘Rigoletto’
Update: Juan Diego Flórez recently announced that he is canceling his participation in this production. The original article follows.  This Sunday, June 10, 2018, the Vienna State Opera streams a live performance of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” around the globe. The performance is part of the company’s season-long service straight from its website. Per the official website, the performance will star Juan Diego Flórez as the Duke with Aida Garifullina as Gilda.…
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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (6/1-3): Ailyn Perez, Joyce El-Khoury & Mariella Devia Headline Weekend
The weekend is here and that means we have selections that we believe you can not miss. Here is a round up of five operas that include major superstars and rarely performed works. Rigoletto - Wiener Staatsoper, Austria  Juan Diego Flórez and Aida Garifullina sing Verdi's ever-popular opera with Paolo Rumetz singing the title role. Ryan Speedo Green and Elena Maximova round out the cast, which will be conducted by…
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Aida Garifullina & Saimir Pirgu To Light Up The Silver Screen In ‘Romeo et Juliette’
On Feb. 27, 2018, "Romeo et Juliette" will be broadcast in movie theaters from the Gran Theatre Liceu. The opera will star Saimir Pirgu and Aida Garifullina as the star-crossed lovers and will be shown live in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK. In a press release, Pirgu noted, “Roméo is such a beautiful role, where one can show…
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Best of 2017: 11 Singers Who Made 2017 A Year To Remember!
It's that time of year. That time where we look just before we look forward. We look back to remember all the good times of the year so that we can take stock of what we hope for in the new one. Every year in the opera world has its share of rising and breakout stars as well as opera singers who solidify or take their careers in new directions.…
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Medici.Tv To Stream ‘La Bohème’ From Opéra De Paris
On Dec. 12, 2017, Medici.tv will present Puccini's "La Bohème" from the Paris Opera. The new production by Claus Guth, which takes place in space, stars Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva and Maestro Gustavo Dudamel. Rising star Aida Garifullina stars as Musetta while Atalla Ayan is Rodolfo and Artur Ruciński is Marcello. When the production opened audiences booed it but critics were ecstatic with Yoncheva. They stated, “Sonya Yoncheva is a dream…