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Opera For Beginners
Artist Profile: Eva Marton, A Timeless Turandot
Eva Marton, born on June 18, 1943, is arguably the most famous Hungarian soprano of the last few decades. She studied at the Franz Liszt Academy and made her professional debut at Hungary’s Margaret Island Summer Festival. Then at the Hungarian State Opera, she appeared for the first time in “The Golden Cockerel” in 1968. From there she made her debut at the Frankfurt Opera and Florence in 1972. She…
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Jader Bignamini Replaces Leonard Slatkin In ‘Turandot’
The Detriot Symphony Orchestra's "Turandot" has announced two cast changes for its June 2018 performances. First, Jader Bignamini will conduct the performance, stepping in for Leonard Slatkin, who was forced to withdraw from the final three programs of the season to undergo heart surgery. As a result, maestro Slatkin needs three months to fully recover and return to conducting. Additionally, Bass Morris Robinson will replace Hao Jiang Tian, who must withdraw from…
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Artist Profile: Birgit Nilsson, THE Wagnernian Soprano
Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson is arguably the ultimate Wagnerian soprano. Born on May 17, 1918, Nilsson grew up on a farm with parents who had hoped she would grow up to perpetuate this lifestyle. But music came early to her at the age of three and she noted herself in interviews that she could sing before she could walk. She would go on to study music and by 1946 made…
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Artist Profile: Soprano Ghena Dimitrova, The Perfect ‘Turandot’
Ghena Dimitrova, born on May 6, 1941, was a powerhouse soprano in every possible way. Known for a massive instrument, she would go on to sing some of the heaviest repertoire possible throughout her career. Her massive voice was recognized from her youth when she sang in the school choir in her native Bulgaria. She was offered a spot at the Sofia Conservatory to further her musical talents and studied…
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Opera Meets Film: A Look At Dreams Through Opera In ‘To Rome With Love’
“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 "To Rome With Love.” "To Rome with Love"…
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Arena Di Verona Announces Casting For 2018 Festival
The Arena di Verona has announced its casting for the 2018 festival, showcasing some of the biggest stars in the opera world. Here is a breakdown of what stars will grace the stage of the famous arena. Carmen  Three mezzos take on the iconic role of "Carmen" including Anna Goryachova and Carmen Topciu. They are joined by four Don José's including Brian Jagde, Marcelo Puente, Francesco Meli, and Luciano Ganci. Mariangela Sicilia, Ruth Iniesta, Serena Gamberoni, and Eleonora…
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Opera Profile: Puccini’s Final Opera ‘Turandot’
Premiering on April 25, 1926, Puccini’s final opera “Turandot” has always suffered a controversial legacy. The opera is a fixed repertory staple best-known for one particular piece of music. And yet, it would be hard to claim it the composer’s greatest work overall, as he died before its completion. Puccini famously struggled with writing its ending and upon his passing Franco Alfano, with help from conductor Arturo Toscanini, went about…
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Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Live Stream: Lise Lindstrom, Roberto Alagna, Aleksandra Kurzak Star in ‘Turandot’
Puccini’s “Turandot” hits the web this week from the Vienna State Opera as part of its live stream series throughout the season. The showcase on April 20 is set to star Lise Lindstrom in the title role of the icy princess while Roberto Alagna plays Calaf and his wife Aleksandra Kurzak takes on the role of Liù. Frédéric Chaslin conducts while Marco Arturo Marelli directs. The stream kicks off at…
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Opera Meets Film: ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’s’ ‘Turandot’ Sequence A Callback With Emotional Insight
“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 the blockbuster “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.” “Mission Impossible:…
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New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Announces Cast For ‘Turandot’
The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's Artistic Director, Lucine Amara, has announced the cast performing this season's premiere of Giacomo Puccini's last opera, "Turandot." Soprano Zhanna Alkhazova will make her company debut as the ice princess Turandot. The soprano has been recognized for her work as Donna Elvira in "Don Giovanni" with Geneva Opera, Leonora in "Il Trovatore" with Roman Borgman Opera, and Tamara in Rubinstein’s "The Demon" with…