Artist Of The Week: Aleksandra Kurzak

Over the years, Polish soprano Aleksandra Kurzak has been moving into more dramatic and lyrical roles. After starting her career singing coloratura and Bel Canto roles like {…}

Opera Quiz: True or False – The Career of Luciano Pavarotti

Luciano Pavarotti was born on Oct. 12, 1935 and would go on to one of the most iconic careers in the history of music. The Italian tenor would wind up being more than just a {…}

Moment In Time – Exploring The Creation Of Verdi’s ‘Otello’ & ‘Falstaff’ At The Morgan Library & Museum

Since Sept. 6, 2019, the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City has been holding an exhibition that details the development and creation of Verdi’s final two operas. The exhibition, entitled “Verdi: Creating ‘Otello’ and ‘Falstaff’” and curated by Gabriele Dotto, presents a wide range of materials courtesy of the Bertelsmann-owned Ricordi Archive, all organized as to give the {…}

Artist Of The Week: Piero Pretti

(Credit: Christian Leiber/ ONP) This week the Metropolitan Opera is set to open its classic production of “Madama Butterfly” with some of the opera’s greatest {…}