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High Notes Opera Meets Film
Opera Meets Film: Verdi’s Requiem Adds Operatic Dimension to ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’
“Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a section or a film in its entirety, highlighting the impact that utilizing the operatic form or sections from an opera can alter our perception of a film that we are viewing. This week’s installment we will take a look at “Mad Max: Fury Road.” When the trailer for…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Preview: The History of Verdi’s Requiem At the Met
On Friday, Nov. 24, the Metropolitan Opera will present Verdi’s famed Requiem with a star cast that includes Aleksandrs Antonenko, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Krassimira Stoyanova, and Ferruccio Furlanetto, all under the baton of Music director emeritus James Levine. Hearing the mass at the Metropolitan Opera is not a particularly common event and the work itself has not featured prominently in the company’s history, appearing just 49 times overall, with 34 of…
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The Roles Birgit Nilsson & Zinka Milanov Shared & Fought Over
Zinka Milanov was born on May 17, 1906. Exactly 12 years later, on May 17, 1918, Birgit Nilsson was born. The two women would go on to markedly different careers, though they both performed at the greatest houses in the world and would perform with many of the same artists, albeit in different operas. Both women were dramatic sopranos, and while their repertoire diverged greatly, there were many points of…
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A Look Back At Anja Harteros & Jonas Kaufmann’s Remarkable Operatic History As Duo Reunites for ‘Andrea Chénier’
This weekend audiences in Munich will get a chance to experience the dynamic duo that is Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros in Giordano’s “Andrea Chénier.” Kaufmann likely needs no introduction, the tenor arguably the most popular of his voice type in the entire universe. Harteros deserves equal praise, her dramatic soprano a superb instrument that is simply unmatched in the repertoire that she has dominated over the years. The two…
Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Season News
Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Season: The Operas We Are Most Excited For
Often when we react to a flood of news, like a new opera season, it is easy to dwell on some of the negatives, such as which of your favorites are now showing up or which operas got the boot for yet another season. But the beauty of a new season is ultimately the gems that we will get to experience on stage. And the Met’s 2017-18 season has quite…