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Watch Anna Netrebko & Plácido Domingo In FIFA Closing Night Gala
On July 14, 2018, the Bolshoi Theatre celebrated the closing of the FIFA World Cup with an opera gala featuring some of the greatest singers. Anna Netrebko, Hibla Gerzmava, and Placido Domingo headlined the evening performing alongside such noteworthy singers as Ildar Abdrazakov, Yusif Eyvazov, and Fabio Sartori. The gala showcased arias from "Andrea Chénier," "La Forza del Destino," "Faust," "Tosca" "Turandot" and "Porgy and Bess." Domingo also performed from…
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PBS To Showcase Met Opera’s ‘Semiramide’ Starring Angela Meade
PBS will showcase “Semiramide” from the Metropolitan Opera as part of its Great Performances Series on Sunday, July 8, 2018. The broadcast will kick off at 12 p.m. EDT and will soprano Angela Meade in the title role, tenor Javier Camarena, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong, and bass Ildar Abdrazakov. Ryan Speedo Green rounds out the star cast. Per OperaWire’s review, DeShong was the standout of the production. “ The true star of…
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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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Ildar Abdrazakov, Plácido Domingo & Maria José Siri Lead Teatro Alla Scala’s 2018-19 Season
The Teatro alla Scala has announced its 2018-19 season featuring a number of new productions and operatic classics. The season will once again include a number of Italian operas continuing the theater's initiative to bring back Italian opera. Here is a look! Productions  The season opens with a new production of Verdi's "Attila" starring Ildar Abdrazakov. David Livermore directs the new production which also stars Saioa Hernandez, Fabio Sartori, and …
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Anna Netrebko, Roberto Alagna & Yusif Eyvazov Lead 2018 FIFA World Cup Concert
On the eve of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Red Square will host an operatic concert featuring some of the world's greatest singers. Valery Gergiev will conduct the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in a gala featuring Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov, Ildar Abdrazakov, Aida Garifullina and pianist Denis Matsuyev. They will also be joined by Roberto Alagna as a special guest and Albina Shagimurtova. According to a press statement, "Singers and musicians will gather together…
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Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend – International (4/6-8): Diana Damrau Makes A Major Role Debut
This weekend, the opera world will see a major role debut from a major star, as well as a number of singers continuing runs of role debuts and house debuts. There will also be a concert performance of a rarely performed Verdi work. Il Trovatore - Finnish National Opera, Finland  Aquiles Machado sings the title in Verdi's ever-popular opera alongside rising star soprano Elena Stikhina. Sari Nordqvist, and Claudio Otelli…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Live in HD Preview: Rossini’s ‘Semiramide’ Hits Cinemas
This Saturday, audiences around the world will get a chance to see a rare performance of Rossini’s final Italian opera “Semiramide” in cinemas as part of the company’s famed Live in HD broadcast. The showcase kicks off at 12:25 p.m. EDT and will star Angela Meade in the title role alongside Elizabeth DeShong as Arsace, Ildar Abdrazakov as Assur, and Javier Camarena as Idreno. The work also features Ryan Speedo…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Review – Semiramide: Elizabeth DeShong Shines In Disappointing Revival
Of Rossini’s opera’s “Semiramide,” his final Italian work, is often considered one of his finest. You probably would not draw that conclusion from the performance at the Metropolitan Opera on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. The opera, which tells the tale of the “battle” for the throne of Babylon in the wake of its fallen monarch Nino, is a rather long affair with a ton of characters and an expansive plot…
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Ildar Abdrazakov To Open 2018-19 Teatro Alla Scala Season
Ildar Abdrazakov will open the 2018-19 Teatro alla Scala season. La Stagione announced the news in a monthly opera calendar. The opera will be directed by Davide Livermore, who will be directing a new production of "Don Pasquale" at La Scala this season, and will be conducted by Riccardo Chailly. According to the article, Sonya Yoncheva is rumored to be singing the role of Odabella, but nothing has been confirmed.…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Review – Le Nozze di Figaro: Three Latinas Lead One of Best Casts of Season
It was Latin night at the Met on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, with three Latin American artists headlining a revival of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Ailyn Pérez, Isabel Leonard, and Nadine Sierra all topped the billing of a cast that also included two Eastern Europeans, Ildar Abdrazakov and Mariusz Kwiecien, as Figaro and the Count Almaviva respectively. To put it succinctly, every one of these five major artists had…