In Less Than Five Minutes, Get To Know – Soprano Kelli-Ann Masterson

(Photo:  Patrick Redmond) Soprano Kelli-Ann Masterson continues to notch up wonderful reviews for her performances across Ireland with Irish National Opera, Opera Collective Ireland, Blackwater Valley Festival and Wexford Festival Opera. At present, she is on tour with Irish National Opera wowing audiences with her Norina in the company’s riotous “Don Pasquale” OperaWire: What was the first opera you saw? {…}

Q & A: Ukrainian Organizations on ‘Notes from Ukraine: 100 Years of Carol of the Bells’ Concert

On December 4, 2022, Carnegie Hall will host a celebration of Ukrainian culture titled “Notes From Ukraine: 100 Years of ‘Carol of the Bells.’” The concert marks the centennial anniversary of the American premiere of Mykola Leontovych’s  “Shchedryk.” The English adaptation known as “Carol of the Bells” has gone on to become an iconic Christmas song. It premiered at Carnegie {…}

Q & A: Riccardo Frizza Talks about ‘Uniti per Verdi’ & the Cause to Save Verdi’s House

(Credit: Simone Falcetta) On Nov. 21, Riccardo Frizza will conduct the “Uniti per Verdi” concert which he organized alongside fellow colleague Francesco Meli. The concert, which received support from the Società del Quartetto, is taking place in order to create awareness and save Villa Sant Agata, Verdi’s home, which will be auctioned off by Verdi’s family disputes. The concert will {…}