|Opera On Demand: A snapshot of the MET Roku channel|
Monday, July 27, 2015
|Is that a Fiat or a Ferrari? Juan Diego Flórez sells it either way |
on the cover of his latest album.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
|Jourdan Laine Howell|
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Saturday, July 18, 2015
|Alex Penda (aka Alexandrina Pendatchanska) in|
a costume designed by Christian Lacroix in
2013 for a Salome production directed
by Vincent Boussard.
|Edwardian Steampunk: Choreographer Seán Curran|
looks like he could be in the current production
of the SFO Salome.
Friday, July 17, 2015
|High C: The cover and back inlay for the book
World's Best Tenors captures the artists |
singing the infamous note. (Photo: Johannes Ifkovit)
|(Click to enlarge image)|
|Strumming His Guitar: Juan Diego Flórez captured by photographer Johannes Ifkovits|
|Rubber Ducky You're The One: Funny guy Rolando Villazón relaxes in the tub for his portrait by Johannes Ifkovits|
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
|Bryn Terfel and Joyce DiDonato during a rehearsal in Paris|
|Purchase Joyce DiDonato's new album here.|
|The Venue: Beiteddine Palace lies 45 km southeast of Beirut and is situated|
900 meters above sea level. Click to enlarge the panoramic photo.
|Beiteddine Palace is a masterpiece of the early 19th century Lebanese |
architecture built by Emir Bechir Chehab II around a small
Muslim-Druze hermitage. Click to enlarge.
Monday, July 13, 2015
|Jon Vickers (center) and Leontyne Price (right) are seen talking with producer Richard Mohr |
during the recording of Verdi's Aida for RCA in 1961 at the Rome Opera.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
|The Happy Couple: Natalie Dessay and Philippe Cassard|
make a musical "marriage" made in heaven for Erato.
Pre-order the disc by clicking here.
|Single Lady: Dessay last month in a monologue of Howard Barker|
directed by Jacques Vincey with sets by Mathieu Lorry-Dupuy.
She will reprise the character at the Festival Paris Quartier
d'été starting July 21, 2015.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
"20 years after her critically acclaimed début at the Salzburg Festival as Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze Di Figaro, Dorothea Röschmann releases her first solo Mozart CD including, among others, famous arias from Don Giovanni and Le Nozze Di Figaro. Dorothea Röschmann is in the prime of her voice and referred to 'as one of the leading Mozart Sopranos today' (Der Tagesspiegel). The CD track list reflects her at her best and is also a dream come true for Dorothea: 'Mozart is the reason I wanted to do opera,' she says. 'To be able to embody Mozart figures on stage, that was my dream. His characters are real human beings, with sadness and joy and wit. It’s the whole picture that you get. It sounds strange, but singing Mozart really is a dream come true.' (Dorothea Röschmann interview with the Guardian). The album is recorded with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Harding." [Source] Click here to pre-order Mozart Arias. Release dates for the album: Germany & France (September 11, 2015); UK (November 6, 2015). Track list is after the jump.
Friday, July 10, 2015
|Katherine Jenkins showing baby bump last week at |
Wimbledon with husband Andrew Levitas.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Soprano Montserrat Caballé, seen here in a wheelchair while visiting Garni Temple and Geghard Monastery
back in 2013 with her daughter by her side, remains plagued by court issues in Spain while she remains ill.
|Heard But Not Seen: Angela Gheorghiu's voice |
makes an appearance in House of Cards.
(Photo: Gabriel Hennessey/EMI)
|Raymond Tusk receives his invitation to a "Madame" Butterfly from Frank Underwood|
|Annie Gill lip synching Puccini's "Un bel dì vedremo" from Madama Butterfly|
|Voice & Piano: Pieczonka departs from recording |
arias with orchestra to lay down lieder tracks
with Juilliard's Brian Zeger. (Photo: Bo Huang)
|Finalmente: Milashkina & Atlantov onstage in Tosca.|