Innsbruck Early Music Festival 2020 Review: Franco Fagioli’s Recital

(Photo: Innsbrucker Festwochen/Veronika Lercher) Franco Fagioli’s recital entitled “Cara Sposa” supported by the Il Pomo D’Oro ensemble at this summer’s Early Music Festival in Innsbruck was originally scheduled to run for over two hours. The COVID pandemic, however, put pay to that idea. Changes were necessary. With only half the seats in the auditorium available owing to social distancing rules, {…}

Metropolitan Opera Stars Live in Concert Review: Roberto Alagna & Aleksandra Kurzak in Èze, France

(Credit: © Gregor Hohenberg) The Metropolitan Opera Stars Live in Concert series continued this Sunday with a performance by the celebrated French-Italian tenor Roberto Alagna and Polish soprano Aleksandra Kurzak on the hilltop medieval village of Èze, France. On the outdoor terrace located at the Château de la Chèvre d’Or, Alagna and Kurzak were accompanied by the Vienna Morphing Quintet. {…}