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Deborah Voigt, Simon Keenlyside, Gustavo Dudamel Lead Music Academy of the West’s 71st Season
The Music Academy of the West has announced its 71st season which is set for June 11, 2018. The festival will run through August 11, 2018, and will star some of the greatest artists in the world of opera and classical music. As has been the case for these season announcements, the focus will be solely on opera and vocal music. Deborah Voigt will give a concert performance that will…
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Deborah Voigt’s Successes As a Wagnerian Soprano
Within the last quarter of the 20th century, there was perhaps no dramatic soprano as influential as Deborah Voigt. Born August 4th, 1960, the American soprano is most celebrated for her interpretations by Strauss and Wagner, and other German composers. Though Voigt’s repertoire ranges from bel canto to new American premieres, the “down to earth diva” had most of her career milestones with Richard Wagner. To celebrate Voigt’s 57th birthday,…
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A New Kind of TV Opera – How the 12-Part ‘Vireo’ Came to Life
Eerie strings. Witches and a young protagonist constantly facing exclusion and a deep sense of fear. Throughout its two-plus hours, “Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser” plays on themes of oppression, fear, and marginalization with a score will haunt you long after. But audiences for this new opera by Lisa Bielawa won’t encounter these eternal themes in the traditional setting of an opera house or in a set structure like…
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Metropolitan Opera 2016-17 Preview: ‘Der Fliegende Holländer’s’ History Marked By 10-Year Breaks
Wagner’s first masterpiece “Der Fliegende Holländer” returns to the Metropolitan Opera on Tuesday, April 25 after a seven-year absence. Despite being well-known throughout the opera world, “The Flying Dutchman,” as translated in English, has had a rather interesting history at the Met marked by long hiatuses. The opera opened the 1889-1890 season in its first-ever performance. The cast that included Theodore Reichmann as the Dutch, Sophie Wiesner as Senta, Paul…
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National Puppy Day 2017: A Look At Opera’s Most Famous Dogs
A lot of opera stars have dogs. From Franco Zeffirelli to Ailyn Pérez to Elza Von den Heever, the canine is a great companion for the opera star as they travel around the world. Here is a look at some of the most famous dogs in the history of opera, both past, and present as we celebrate National Puppy day. Lenny and Tristan Let’s kick things off with the two…
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On This Day: Ben Heppner’s Memorable Moments At The Met
Ben Heppner was one of the most beloved dramatic tenors of his time and one that was admired for his technique. While he retired from the opera world and dedicated himself to radio, the tenor left so many memorable moments on stage. This season he celebrated his 25th anniversary at the Metropolitan Opera with a special gala alongside Deborah Voigt and Susan Graham. For the occasion of his 61st birthday…
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Deborah Voigt To Appear in Episode 11 of Online Opera ‘Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser’
Opera star Deborah Voigt has always been one to dabble with unique projects throughout her career. She published an autobiography and was also one of the top hosts on the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD season. Now she will return to the screen, albeit a smaller one, for a made for TV-and-Online opera. The soprano is slated to perform in “Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser.” The work,…