Massimo Cavalletti

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Massimo Cavalletti Awarded Prestigious Prize
Massimo Cavalletti has been awarded the prestigious Melvin Jones Fellowship. The baritone announced via social media that he was awarded the prize by the Lions Club Lucca for his commitment against Parkinson’s disease. In a statement, he said, "I never pull back from giving my time and resources to important humanitarian causes." Since the Lions Club's founding in 1968, the organization has strived to sustain humanitarian service goals throughout the world,…
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Daniela Barcellona, Carlos Álvarez & Saioa Hernández Headline Teatro Regio Di Torino’s 2018-19 Season
The Teatro Regio di Torino has announced its 2018-19 season with a number of Italian operas and many rising stars.  Here is a look at what the season has to offer. The season opens with Verdi's "Il Trovatore" with two casts. Saioa Hernández and Karina Flores share the role of Leonora alongside Diego Torre and Arsen Soghomonyan who alternate the title role. Anna Maria Chiuri and Agostina Smimmero ·take on…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Review-Lucia di Lammermoor: Jessica Pratt Is A Revelation As Donizetti’s Tragic Heroine
"Lucia di Lammermoor" is a role known for its high-flying coloratura, its expansive and dramatic scenes and, of course, the mad scene. In order for a Lucia to work, there must be a soprano who can handle all the challenges and a supporting cast that can work around her. There must be a soprano who cannot only conquer the virtuoso singing, but someone who can express every emotion in the…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Review – Lucia di Lammermoor: Olga Peretyatko-Mariotti & Vittorio Grigolo Triumph In ‘Lucia Di Lammermoor’
This review is for the performance on Thursday, March 22, 2018.  Before I begin my review, properly, of this absolutely incredible evening, which featured some amazing musical moments, I want to bring up a constant I have seen throughout the past few years at the Metropolitan Opera and many theaters in the world. This season, the Metropolitan Opera presented a chopped up version of “Semiramide” which felt stilted and unbalanced.…
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Q&A: Massimo Cavalletti On His Enrico In ‘Lucia Di Lammermoor’ & Bel Canto Singing
Massimo Cavalletti is one of the most accomplished baritones of his generation, singing in every major opera house in the world including the Teatro alla Scala, Salzburg Festival, Bayerische Staatsoper, and Opéra de Paris, among others. For years, he has performed many of the great lyric baritone roles to strong success and has recently begun to add heavier roles to his repertoire, including Renato in "Un Ballo in Maschera." Next…
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Stephanie Blythe, Anna Christy & Massimo Cavalletti Headline Palm Beach Opera’s 2018-19 Season
The Palm Beach Opera has announced its 2018-19 season featuring three opera productions and gala performances showcasing rising stars of the opera world. Here is a look. The season opens with a Rising Stars of Opera gala offering a unique opportunity to enjoy exceptional singers on the brink of international stardom and singers of the Palm Beach Opera’s Benenson Young Artist and Apprentice Artist Programs. Performance Dates: Dec. 18, 2018…