Weekend Preview – International (3/17-19): Maria Guleghina Returns To The Mariinsky Theater and Jonas Kaufmann Sings ‘Andrea Chénier’

Verdi and Wagner fans are in for a treat this weekend as many of the leading companies will present some of the composers’ greatest works. Additionally audiences are in for an amazing journey with Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros. Argentina  At the Teatro Colon the production of Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur” continues with Sabrina Cirera in the title role and Guadalupe Barrientos {…}

Pretty Yende To Perform With Metropolitan Opera Orchestra In 2017-18 Carnegie Hall Concert

Pretty Yende will perform with the Metropolitan Opera orchestra in Carnegie Hall during the 2017-18 season. The acclaimed South African coloratura will perform Mahler’s “Symphony No. 4” and Mozart’s “Exsultate, Jubilate,” replacing the originally planned Brahms Symphony No. 4. The program will also feature a world premiere by Carles Wuorinen entitled “Eros and Nemesis” and will be conducted by Music Director Emeritus {…}

The Art of Vocal Longevity – Adrianne Pieczonka On Tackling Two of Her Most Difficult Operas, ‘Fidelio’ & ‘Elektra’

How do you maintain a dramatic soprano voice fresh? The answer isn’t always obvious for a singer of that voice type. These voices, prized for their sheer power and weight, often face the most difficult repertoire in the operatic canon, many of which can be damaging if sung too often. But for acclaimed Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka, who sings Beethoven’s {…}