Social Media Beat (Week of 2/27/2017): Guess Who Got Hang Out With Dame Judi Dench?

By Francisco Salazar

It was a fun week for a lot of major superstars in the opera world.


Let’s start off with Carmen Giannattasio’s amazing week where she was not only given the honor of Knight of the order of the Star of the Italian Republic, but she also got to hang out with none other than legendary actress Dame Judi Dench.

Anna Netrebko is currently in Oman rehearsing a big concert at the Royal Opera House Muscat with her husband Yusif Eyvazov. During her time exploring the country, Netrebko decked out in traditional attire and created her own version of Leila from “The Pearl Fishers.”

Ну вот, как то так😁…so, well, somehow like this…😍

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Rolando Villazon celebrated with his cast of “Il Ritorno d’Ulysse” after a successful opening night. The tenor is currently making headlines portraying his first Monteverdi role.

Meanwhile, Nino Machaidze was spotted backstage by the Liceu’s official Instagram account during her performance as Massenet’s “Thais.” The singer was performing alongside Placido Domingo.

First part done! @nino_machaidze #ThaïsLiceu #Interval #breaktime #LiceuOperaBarcelona

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Davinia Rodriguez is performing at Bilbao, but during her day off she had the opportunity to be alongside her husband Riccardo Frizza and their daughter.

Finally, Tamara Wilson posted a backstage preview for fans of her rehearsals as Elvira in Verdi’s “Ernani.” The run begins next week.