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Social Media Beat (8/11-17): What Artists Are Still Performing?
Festival season is almost finished and while some singers hired Twiddy rentals to go on vacation, others continue performing worldwide. Here is a glimpse of some of this week's busiest artists. Plácido Domingo just finished his run of "I Due Foscari" at the Salzburg Festival and took some time to celebrate his grandson's 11th birthday. Celebrating Alvarito's, my grandson, 11th birthday 🎉! 15/8/2017. A post shared by Plácido Domingo (@placido_domingo)…
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Jamie Barton to Sing for Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
It’s been quite a year for mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton. Not only did she recently release her first solo album “All Who Wander,” but she also scored triumphant reviews for her work at the Metropolitan Opera in “Rusalka.” She also won the Beverly Sills Artist Award. Now she caps off the first half of 2017 with a showcase at the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular where a recording of her…
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Weekend Preview – International (6/24-26): Jonas Kaufmann, Olga Peretyatko, Nina Stemme & Piotr Beczala Headline The Weekend
The opera season continues in full swing as many of the top stars continue runs of important operas around the world. Austria The Vienna State Opera kicks off its weekend with Strauss' "Elektra" starring Waltraud Meier, Nina Stemme, Regine Hangler, Herbert Lippert and Alan Held. It follows on Saturday with Debussy "Pelléas et Mélisande" with Franz-Josef Selig, Bernarda Fink, Adrian Eröd, Simon Keenlyside and Olga Bezsmertna. The weekend concludes with Donizetti's "L'Elisir…
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Metropolitan Opera HD ‘Rusalka’ to Air on PBS
This Sunday, the Metropolitan Opera’s recent production of “Rusalka” will hit TVs around the country as part of PBS’s Great Performances series. The performance will air on June 18 at 12 p.m. EDT. The opera stars Kristine Opolais in the title role, Jamie Barton as the witch Jezibaba, Eric Owens as the Water Sprite, and Brandon Jovanovich as the Prince. The new production, which premiered in February, was directed by Mary…
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New York Philharmonic 2016-17 Review: Alan Gilbert Says Goodbye With a Monumental ‘Das Rheingold’
Alan Gilbert is saying goodbye to the New York Philharmonic as music director. It ends a tenure that brought significant new works and experimented with the standard repertoire alongside one of the finest orchestras in the world. But Gilbert has made sure to make opera a mainstay for the New York Philharmonic so it is no surprise that he ends his tenure with Wagner's "Das Rheingold," the first of the composer's…
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Jamie Barton, Lawrence Brownlee and Eric Owens Headline Celebrity Series Of Boston
The Celebrity Series of Boston has announced its 2017-18 season with a number of opera singers scheduled to perform. On Dec. 13, 2017,  Jamie Barton gives a recital. Barton is one of the most acclaimed mezzos in the industry as she has won the Beverly Sills Artist Award and the 2015 Richard Tucker Award. She is also a winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a Grammy…
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Best of Metropolitan Opera 2016-17 Season: Top 10 Female Performances of the Year
This article is a joint collaboration between David & Francisco Salazar.  This past weekend saw the end of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2016-17 season. This week we will take a look back at the greatest moments that this season brought us, beginning with the top performers that we enjoyed. Since ladies should always go first, we start with the top 10 female performances of the season. In these editions, David and…
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Metropolitan Opera 50th Anniversary Celebration: Stories From The New House Told By Opera’s Greatest Stars
For 50 years, the Metropolitan Opera has made its home in Lincoln Center, creating numerous cathartic and revelatory memories for both audiences and artists alike. In speaking with some of the world's greatest artists that have performed at the Met, OperaWire has been granted the opportunity to hear some unique, enriching and entertaining stories and experiences that have taken place at the new Met. As a celebration of the season's climactic…
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Social Media Beat (Week 4/14-20): Anna Netrebko Previews The Met 50th While Brian Cedel Takes Over Philadelphia’s Instagram
The week saw many of the world's greatest singers perform and rehearse. But it also saw them enjoy their daily activities and attend numerous interesting events. Check it out. It was an eventful week for Anna Netrebko between shopping at Barney's and singing Tchaikovsky's 'Eugene Onegin." However, it all culminated with the diva showing her fans a preview of the Met's 50th-anniversary gala. Getting ready for @metopera Gala on 7 May!…
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Plácido Domingo Returns To PBS As ‘Nabucco’
On May 7, Plácido Domingo returns to great performances on PBS. The tenor-turned-baritone stars in Verdi's "Nabucco" from the Metropolitan Opera's recent revival of the composer's early masterwork. Domingo is joined by an exceptional cast that includes the dramatic soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska as Abigaille and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Zaccaria. Jamie Barton stars as Fenena while Russell Thomas is Ismaele. James Levine conducted the revival in Elijah Moshinsky's classic production. When…