Serena Sáenz, Xabier Anduaga & Lester Lynch Lead Festival Napa Valley’s 2023 Season

The Festival Napa Valley has announced the 2023 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances of the season. Gordon Getty’s “Goodbye, Mr. Chips” will be shown. Performance Date: July 12, 2023 Festival Live! Concert Series will feature the 2023 Manetti Shrem Summer Conservatory Fellows. Performance Date: July 14, 2023 Serena Sáenz, Francisco Fullana, Sophia Bacelar, and Pablo Sáinz-Villegas {…}

Luciano Pavarotti, Anna Netrebko, Ben Heppner, Sonya Yoncheva Headline Week 17 of Metropolitan Opera’s Nightly Streams

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the 17th week of its nightly streams. This week’s streams include such opera stars as Anna Netrebko, Luciano Pavarotti, Ben Heppner, and Eva Marton. Monday, July 6 – Puccini’s La Bohème Starring Sonya Yoncheva, Susanna Phillips, Michael Fabiano, Lucas Meachem, Alexey Lavrov, Matthew Rose, and Paul Plishka, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From February 24, 2018. Tuesday, {…}

Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Review – La Bohème: Michael Fabiano In Top Form Alongside Splendid Sonya Yoncheva, Susanna Phillips, Lucas Meachem & Others

Puccini’s “La Bohème” made a return to the Metropolitan Opera on Friday, February 16, 2018, with a cast that is slated for an HD performance a week from today. On the evidence of this opening night performance, that transmission the world over should be quite special. Zeffirelli’s production needs no introduction (though if you want some commentary, check out these {…}

Perpetuating the Legacy of a Dear Friend – Gastón Ormazábal on Creating & Developing the Hildegard Behrens Foundation In Honor of the Historic Soprano

It was 1980, and Hildegard Behrens was at the Metropolitan Opera singing “Fidelio” with Jon Vickers. Gastón Ormazábal was but a student at Columbia University, where he is today a Senior Research Scientist. The two were about to meet for the first time. Neither knew that they would develop a friendship that would transcend Behrens’ lifetime. As Ormazábal, now the {…}

Metropolitan Opera 2016-17 Review – La Bohème: This Is No Routine Production As Fabiano, Pérez & Co. Deliver Vivacity to Powerful Tragedy

This review is for the performance on Wednesday January 11 and is written jointly by David & Francisco Salazar. Applause rang from every corner of the Metropolitan Opera, the audience awaiting the final performer to step onstage so that she too could get her accolades. The moment Ailyn Pérez walked out of the iconic golden curtain, she was not only {…}