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Palau de les Arts 2016-17 Preview: Marina Rebeka, Placido Domingo and Arturo Chacon-Cruz Lead a Star-Studded ‘La Traviata’
This week the Palau de les Arts will continue its season with a new production of Verdi's "La Traviata" Directed by filmmaker Sofia Coppola, the production comes from the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. Marina Rebeka takes on the title role after having it performed at the Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna State Opera, the Royal Opera, the Latvian National Opera, the Bavarian State Opera, and the Deutsche Berlin Oper among others. Arturo Chacón…
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CD/DVD Releases -Week of Feb. 6: Rediscover Rarities In Opera
This week international audiences will get advance releases of two great operatic works. Let's take a look! Francesca da Rimini Dynamic continues to rediscover some of opera's rarities and this time the company will release the World Premiere recording of Saverio Mercadante's "Francesca da Rimini." The story has been told in popular works by Tchaikovsky and Zandonai. However, with this opera audiences are in for a very different style of…
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Weekend Preview – International (1/27- 1/29): Jonas Kaufmann headlines a Sold Out ‘Lohengrin’ and Anita Rachvelishvili returns to ‘Il Trovatore’
What are you doing this weekend? Do you have any plans? If not the world's greatest houses have some great offerings this weekend. Among the artists performing include Placido Domingo, Juan Diego Florez, Lise Lindstorm and Francesco Meli. Austria The weekend kicks off with Gounod's "Romeo et Juliette" at the Vienna State Opera. The production stars Aida Garifullina and Juan Diego Florez with Placido Domingo conducting. It will be followed…
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5 Superstars Set To Dominate The 2017-18 Los Angeles Opera Season
The LA Opera may not offer as many operas as some companies in terms of quantity. However when it comes to quality, the company still knows how to bring together some of the most exciting performers in the industry. Here is a look at five stars who need to be seen in the 2017-18 season. Placido Domingo: Nabucco in Verdi's Nabucco To be singing at the age of 76 is…
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Everything You Need to Know About the Los Angeles Opera’s 2017-18 Season
The Los Angeles Opera’s 2017-18 season promises to feature a number of major classics and some new works as well. Carmen In total there are eight operas, including “Carmen” which kicks off the new season on Sept. 9. The 6-show run stars Ana María Martinez in the title role while Amanda Woodbury plays Michaela. Alexander Vinogradov portrays Escamillo and James Conlon conducts. There is no Don Jose currently scheduled. Another…
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On This Day: Appreciating An Old Classic From Plácido Domingo Roles As the Icon Turns 76
Perhaps no artist in the modern opera world is as iconic as Plácido Domingo. He has defied expectations at every turn, taking on more roles (and continuing to do so) than any other singer history. He is also a conductor and impresario and has taken on many humanitarian and educational programs throughout his stories career. And his career is still chugging along, leaving observers with the expectations of more surprises…
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Anna Netrebko To Sing ‘La Traviata’ at the Opera National De Paris
Anna Netrebko will sing Violetta in Verdi's "La Traviata" at the Opera National de Paris. While the 2017-18 season has not been announced, this morning an Instagram account entitled Netrebko, La Splendida released a picture of the 2017-18 program. Netrebko will perform alongside Charles Castronuovo and Placido Domingo. The soprano will alternate with Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka and she will sing with Rame Lahaj and Vitaliy Bilyy. Dan Ettinger will conduct all…
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Social Media Beat-Week (114/-19): Elizabeth DeShong Bids Farewell To The Obamas While Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo and Juan Diego Flórez Party in Vienna
It's the weekend and that means we are going to take a look at some of the popular posts on social media some of the world's greatest singers. This week included a number of political posts as well as behind the scenes posts in rehearsals. Enjoy! Olga Peretyatko The Russian Coloratura soprano has been at work preparing the revival of Verdi's "Rigoletto" at the Metropolitan Opera. During her breaks from…
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On This Day: The Interpreters of Verdi’s ‘Il Trovatore’ & Massenet’s ‘Manon’
I imagine that upon reading the title of this article, you were probably confused about the arbitrary pairing of Verdi's "Il Trovatore" and Massenet's "Manon." The former is an opera in the Bel Canto style, firmly looking backwards in both its subject matter and style while the latter is one of Manon and French opera's more progressive operas. The former requires a balance cast of dramatic singer, the latter a…
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Weekend Preview – International (1/20-1/22): Juan Diego Florez and Aida Garifullina Team Up while Jonas Kaufmann Perform’s ‘Lohengrin’
Do you have any plans this weekend? If not the world's greatest singers are currently on stage all over Europe and you may have a chance to catch them singing a great opera. Austria  The weekend kicks off at the Vienna state Opera  with Korngold's "Die Tote Stadt" with Klaus Florian Vogt, Camilla Nylund and Adrian Erod. Mikko Franck conducts the performance which concludes the run at the company. On Saturday…