High Notes On This Day
3 Surprising Roles in Ildebrando D’Arcangelo’s Repertoire
Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, born on Dec. 14, 1969, is one of the world’s most renowned Italian bass-baritones. Since his auspicious debut in the early 1990s, he has been a leading singer around the world, appearing at major opera houses under such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and Seiji Ozawa, among many others. He’s become one of the Mozart singers of our time, dominating such works as…
High Notes On This Day
The Rare Verdi Operas That Soprano Leyla Gencer Championed
Leyla Gencer, born on Oct 10, 1928, was one of the greatest bel canto sopranos to ever grace the opera stage. She dominated a plethora of often over-looked Donizetti operas and sang everything she could by Bellini. And most importantly, she dominated some of the lesser known works of Giuseppe Verdi, a composer she may share a birthday with (his birthday may be Oct. 9 or 10). She did sing…
San Francisco To Feature Two Opera Performances on KQED Public Television This Summer
San Francisco Opera is striking up a partnership with KQED Public Television to bring opera into the homes of Bay Area residents with two telecasts that will feature Verdi’s “Atilla” and Boito’s “Mefistofele.” The former performance will be aired on Thursday, August 3, 2017 on KQED 9 while the latter comes three weeks later, with the viewing experience taking place on Thursday, August 24 on KQED 9. The “Atilla” performance took place in…