Anita Rachvelishvili to Perform Recital At Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofía

(Credit: David Agassi) Mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili will give a recital at Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofía on Jan. 17, 2021. Rachvelishvili will be accompanied by pianist Vincenzo Scalera. The program will include works by Otar Taktakishvili, Piotr Tchaikovsky, Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Francesco Tosti, and Manuel de Falla. Rachvelishvili recently performed the role of Amneris in concert performances of Verdi’s {…}

Obituary: Mezzo-Soprano Biserka Cvejić Dies at 97

(Credit: Famed Serbian mezzo-soprano Biserka Cvejić has died at the age of 97. Cvejić performed over 70 roles during throughout her renowned career, including Bizet’s “Carmen,” which became one of her calling cards. Other major roles included Eboli in Verdi’s “Don Carlos,” Amneris in “Aida,” Ulrica in “Un Ballo in Maschera,” Azucena in “Il Trovatore,” Charlotte in Massenet’s “Werther,” {…}

Opéra National De Paris 2017-18 Review – Don Carlos: Jonas Kaufmann, Elīna Garanča, Sonya Yoncheva & Company Deliver Performance For the Ages

The hotly anticipated production of Verdi’s five-act grand opera “Don Carlos” opened at the Opéra National de Paris on 10 October to a mixed reception. The outstanding cast comprised of German tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, French baritone Ludovic Tézier as Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa, Russian basses Ildar Abdrazakov and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Philippe II and the Grand {…}

Artist Of The Week: Elīna Garanča Brings Her Dramatic Skills As Eboli At The Opéra National De Paris

For years, Elīna Garanča  has been making headlines for her incredible technique, dramatic power, and incredible stage presence. She has conquered the works of Donizetti, Bellini, Bizet and Rossini and has also created memorable portrayals as Charlotte in “Werther,” Leonore in “La Favorite” and a highly acclaimed “Carmen.” After years of singing from the lyric repertoire and saying goodbye to {…}