Weekend Preview – International (1/20-1/22): Juan Diego Florez and Aida Garifullina Team Up while Jonas Kaufmann Perform’s ‘Lohengrin’

Do you have any plans this weekend? If not the world’s greatest singers are currently on stage all over Europe and you may have a chance to catch them singing a great opera. Austria  The weekend kicks off at the Vienna state Opera  with Korngold’s “Die Tote Stadt” with Klaus Florian Vogt, Camilla Nylund and Adrian Erod. Mikko Franck conducts the {…}

Caramoor Festival 2017 Season: Angela Meade Celebrates The Festival’s 20th Anniversary Of Bel Canto At Caramoor In Bellini’s ‘Il Pirata’

Caramoor has announced its 2017 summer festival program. The festival, which comprises seven summer weeks of opera, orchestral, chamber, jazz, world and American roots music, family programs, young artist showcases, and sound artwork, will celebrate its 20th anniversary of Bel Canto at Caramoor with five summer operatic offerings The program will include two offering with 2017’s Artist in-Residence Angela Meade. Meade will headline Caramoor’s opening-night opera gala with tenor Santiago {…}

6 Iconic Singers Who Championed Donizetti’s ‘Anna Bolena,”Lucrezia Borgia’ & ‘Norma’

December 26 marks the premiere of three major operas of the Bel canto repertoire. Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena” premiered the day after Christmas in 1830 while his “Lucrezia Borgia” premiered in 1833 of that same date. Meanwhile, Bellini’s “Norma” premiered on the 26th of December in 1831. All three works share similarities in that they are some of the most difficult works {…}