Artist Of The Week: John Holiday Is A Countertenor On The Rise

John Holiday is one of the most promising countertenors of his generation. Holiday’s star is rising and this week he will once again have a chance to prove it at the Bruce {…}

On This Day: The Six Essential Recordings Of Giovanna D’Arco

Giuseppe Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco” is the seventh opera the composer wrote with its premiere coming on Feb. 15 , 1845. While the opera is considered one of {…}

Artist Of The Week: Joyce DiDonato Conquers Rossini’s ‘Semiramide’

For years Joyce DiDonato has been a master in the Bel Canto repertoire singing Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti. Her vocal flexibility and nuance has brought new musical insights {…}

Fashion Week 2017: A Unique “Traviata” Designed By Valentino Haute Couture in Valencia

This article was done in collaboration with OperaFashion, a blog dedicated to fashion and the opera world.  On Feb. 9 at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofìa in Valencia, “La Traviata,” Giuseppe Verdi’s beloved opera, premiered in a new production from the Teatro dell’Opera in Roma and the Foundation of Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti. The production included costumes designed by the Maison Valentino. Maria {…}