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Social Media Beat (Week 9/8-10): Find Out Who Paid Tribute To Luciano Pavarotti


This week Pavarotti celebrated his tenth anniversary and many Opera singers paid tribute to the King of the High Cs. Juan Diego Flórez posted a picture he took of the tenor years ago. You are always in my memories, Maestro A post shared by Juan Diego Flórez (@jdiego_florez) on Sep 6, 2017 at 2:50am PDT Meanwhile, Angela Gheorghiu paid tribute {…}

Reviews, Stage Reviews

Festival d’Aix-En-Provence 2017 Review – Carmen: Tcherniakov’s Production Will Change the Way You See Bizet’s Masterpiece


“Carmen,” Georges Bizet’s Spanish-inspired masterpiece, was performed at the Festival d’arLyriqueue d’Aix-en-Provence’s 2017 season in an unconventional production. Russian director Dmitri Tcherniakov’s has consigned the traditional Sevillan mantillas, toreros, and abrigos de luz to distant memory and, for the hugely popular opera’s return to Aix for the first time in 60 years, has fully reviewed the story to give it {…}

Reviews, Stage Reviews

Review: Baroque Ballet Program Features Live Sung ‘Stabat Mater’


It was the day before the closing of the Metropolitan Opera’s season and Lincoln Center Plaza was packed like my previous rush hour transfer at Times Square. As dusk approached and the chandeliers began to glow, I made my way into, not the Met for the closing of “Der Fliegende Holländer,” but Koch Theater next door. Tonight was part of {…}

IndieOpera, Interviews, Stage Spotlight

A Road Less Traveled – Matthew Curran’s Musical Journey Through Diverse Environments, Genres & Repertoire


Those two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by,  And that has made all the difference.  Those immortal words by Robert Frost might as well apply to almost anyone who takes on an artistic endeavor. But for bass Matthew Curran, the path to operatic success has been a truly unusual one, as {…}