Ildebrando d’Arcangelo

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Anna Caterina Antonacci, Marina Rebeka & Ramon Vargas Headline Grand Théâtre de Genève’s 2018-19 Season
The Grand Théâtre de Genève has announced its 2018-19 season featuring a number of rarely performed works as well as the Ring Cycle. Here is a look at what this season will offer. Productions The season opens with Bizet's "Carmen" starring Ekaterina Sergeeva and Héloïse Mas alternating the title role.  Sébastien Guèze and Sergej Khomov share the role of Don José while Ildebrando D'Arcangelo and Adriana Gonzalez round out the cast. John…
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Lawrence Brownlee, Olga Peretyako & Serena Farnocchia Headline Opera Royal De Wallonie’s 2018-19 Season
The Opera Royal del Wallonie-Liege has announced its 2018-19 season featuring five new productions and nine showcases in total. The season contains a number of rarely performed works in addition to repertoire staples featuring many prominent and rising stars. Here is a look. Productions  Stefano Vizioli directs Verdi's "Il Trovatore" with Fabio Sartori in the title role and Violetta Urmana as Azucena. Daniel Oren conducts the opera, which will also star…
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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (3/30-4/1): Anna Netrebko, Christiane Karg & Michael Fabiano Headline Weekend
This weekend will be filled with a number of stars singing some of their most acclaimed roles. But what will make this weekend even more special is that it will feature a world premiere, a rarely performed Verdi gem, and a rarely performed baroque piece. Here is a look. Rusalka - Prague National Opera, Czech Republic Kerri-Lynn Wilson makes a star appearance at the podium of the National Opera with…
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Royal Opera House Season 2017-18 Review – Macbeth: Anna Netrebko & Zeljko Lucic Shine In Unsatisfactory Production
Director Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production of Verdi’s “Macbeth” doesn’t need a revival to age. Cluttered with too many literal symbols – Lady Macbeth attempting to wash blood off in the bath, Duncan clad in a glittery gold cloak that Macbeth dons when assuming the throne, the presence of a running tap onstage as the two killer spouses sing of their compulsive need to become clean – the rendering swiftly begins…
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Royal Opera House 2017-18 Cinemas Preview: Anna Netrebko Leads ‘Macbeth’
The Royal Opera House will present Verdi’s “Macbeth” live in cinemas on April 4, 2018. The performance will be broadcast around the globe and will feature superstar soprano Anna Netrebko as the villainous Lady Macbeth. She will be paired with Zeljko Lucic in the title role; the two performed the Macbeths together at the Metropolitan Opera in a performance that was subsequently screened around the world and later released on…
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Met Opera 2017-18 Live in HD Preview: Matthew Polenzani & Pretty Yende Star in ‘L’Elisir d’Amore’
On Saturday, the Metropolitan Opera will continue its 2017-18 Live in HD series with a performance of Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore.” The opera is set to star Matthew Polenzani, Pretty Yende, Davide Luciano, and Ildebrando d’Arcangelo in Bartlett Sher’s production. The production was largely hailed with OperaWire noting that the singers “made this night another success for the Met as the artists received a standing ovation. While it is no easy…
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Metropolitan Opera: 2017-18 Review – L’Elisir D’Amore: Polenzani Leaves Audience Drunk on Love
This review is for the performance on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Audiences at the Metropolitan Opera were in for a treat this evening as they gathered for Donizetti’s heartfelt comedy “L’Elisir D’Amore.” Bartlett Sher’s production faithfully held to tradition while creating an authentic experience of a small, connected village where events big or small ripple outwards and leave nothing untouched. While Sher's production attempts to create themes of the Risorgimento and…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Preview: Breaking Down the Cast for ‘L’Elisir d’Amore’
On Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, the Metropolitan Opera revives Bartlett Sher’s production of Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” which opened the 2012-13 season. This season the opera will feature one returning star among a number of first-timers for this particular version of the opera. The work will run for 10 performances, ending on Feb. 17, 2018. Here is a look at the cast of this season’s run of the opera. Matthew Polenzani…
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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…
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Macbeth DVD Review: Plácido Domingo & Ekaterina Semenchuk Give Revelatory Performances In LA Opera Production
Plácido Domingo has outpaced anyone's expectations going on to perform more roles than anyone in the history of opera. Moreover, his work as a baritone has also proved to go beyond what all thought was possible. In 2015, Domingo made his debut as Macbeth, a role which is considered among the most difficult in the Verdi baritone canon and triumphed. He went on to repeat it in many other cities…