Frederica Von Stade

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Artist Profile: Frederica Von Stade’s, Champion of All
Everyone knows her as “Flicka.” It’s a fun nickname that embodies exactly what makes Frederica Von Stade such a well-liked figure in the opera world. A consummate professional with a smashing personality, Von Stade, who was born on June 1, 1945, grew up in New Jersey and attended the Mannes College of Music. In 1970, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut and a year later dazzled at Santa Fe Opera.…
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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – North America (4/27-29): Ailyn Pérez, Frederica Von Stade, Elizabeth Caballero Among Divas to Reign Supreme This Weekend
It’s a crowded weekend and thus a major challenge to select from the numerous options. The five here were our favorites, but by all means, head over to the other companies not listed here and check out the opera offerings they have. There were truly more than we could imagine. Here are our picks, in alphabetical order by company. Houston Grand Opera – Norma Liudmyla Monastyrka, our Artist of the…
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Stephanie Blythe, Patricia Racette & Anthony Roth Costanzo Headline Opera Philadelphia’s 2018-19 Season
Opera Philadelphia has announced its 2018-19 season. The season will see the company continue to shape the future of opera. The 2018-2019 season will kick off on September 20-30 with the festival’s second edition, O18, comprising five operatic happenings – two world premieres, two new productions, and a three-part cabaret event – at multiple venues across the city. The season will then continue in spring 2019 with a pair of repertory…
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Nadine Sierra, Thomas Hampson & Michael Fabiano Among Ravinia Festival’s 2018 Lineup
Going into its 114th year, the Ravinia Festival brings together artists from all over the world to perform in the longest-running music festival in America. Here are some of the highlights of Ravinia Festival's 2018 season: Soprano Jeanine De Bique: BGH Classics Series The program will include selections from Mozart, Strauss, and Wolf. De Bique will also perform a number of Spiritual and Folk songs from Trinidad and Tobago. Performance…
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Ailyn Pérez, Ginger Costa-Jackson, Frederica Von Stade Lead San Diego Opera’s 2018-19 Season
The San Diego Opera has announced its 2018-19 season, which will feature a number of repertory staples as well as major debuts from international artists. The season opens with Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro,” starting on Oct. 20, 2018. The cast will include John Moore, Nicholas Brownlee, Caitlin Lynch, Sarah Shafer, all in their company debuts. Other cast members will include such returning artists as Emily Fons, and Ashraf Sewailam.…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Preview: Susan Graham & the Major ‘Merry Widow’ Interpreters of the Met
On Thursday Dec. 14, 2017, Franz Lehár’s “The Merry Widow” makes a return to the Metropolitan Opera. To this date, the company has given just 40 performances of the operetta, its first ever coming as recently as Feb. 17, 2000. This season, Susan Graham will take up the mantle of the title role, making her the foremost interpreter of the role of Hanna Glawari at the Met. But before we…
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Carnegie Hall 2017 Review: Frederica Von Stade, Jake Heggie, Harolyn Blackwell, Credo & Dallas Street Choir Put Together Moving Concert Calling For Tolerance
This season classical music in New York experienced several firsts. The Metropolitan Opera presented "L'Amour de Loin," the first opera composed by a woman to be seen at the Met in over a century. The newly revamped New York City Opera presented the American premiere of "Angels in America," the first of its annual LGBTQ opera initiative to be presented each June in honor of Pride. And on June 14th…
Behind the Scenes Interviews
All Walks of Life – How Frederica Von Stade, Jake Heggie & Harolyn Blackwell United Forces With Dallas Street Choir & Credo Choir At Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall. One of the great artistic temples in the world. A place so rich in musical history and tradition that only the greatest artists get a chance to showcase their talents on that stage. “Carnegie is one of the halls I love performing in,” soprano Harolyn Blackwell told OperaWire. “It is just standing on that stage and you think of the history. All the people from Judy Garland to…
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Frederica Von Stade & Her Collaboration With Jake Heggie
Frederica Von Stade is one of the most beloved mezzo-sopranos. Her infectious charisma and gorgeous voice have made her a legend and a mentor for many singers. Throughout her career, she sang numerous works from Rossini, Donizetti, Cherubini, Mozart and Massenet. However, one of the collaborations that has flourished in recent years is her relationship with Jake Heggie. The first work the two did was in 1995 when Heggie dedicated Three…
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A Chorus Comprised of Homeless To Make Carnegie Hall History Alongside Frederica Von Stade & Jake Heggie
Two great choirs and a number of great artists will join forces this June at Carnegie Hall for a concert tour called “Imagine a World – Music for Humanity.” The performance takes place on June 14, 2017, at 8 p.m. EDT. There will be a subsequent performance the next day at Washington National Cathedral. The Dallas Street Choir, which is comprised of those experiencing homelessness, is joining forces with the…