Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
"Join in the Last Night of the Proms celebrations in Hyde Park, as pop superstar Kylie heads a spectacular line-up including English tenor Alfie Boe, operatic pop group Il Divo and the London Community Gospel Choir, with Proms in the Park favourites the BBC Concert Orchestra. Sir Terry Wogan presents the festivities." [Source]
"George Cowan, a chemist who influenced everything from the Manhattan Project and the hunt for evidence of the Soviet Union's first nuclear tests to the iconic Santa Fe Opera, died Friday at his home in Los Alamos. He was 92....Enloe ticked off a list of Cowan's accomplishments that ranged from his scientific accolades and the start of the scientific think tank to the early childhood development programs in New Mexico that he influenced....Then there was Cowan's love of travel, food, wine and music. He served on the board of the Santa Fe Opera and was the first treasurer of the opera's foundation. The venue today draws thousands of visitors from around the world to its unique outdoor stage." [Source]
TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest is scheduled to serve as special guest host for Cincinnati Opera's Saturday, June 19 Gala Concert at Music Hall. Seacrest, who is best-known as the host of the highly-rated American Idol, will appear in person at Music Hall for the celebratory event. 'Ryan Seacrest is one of the finest and best loved television hosts,' said Cincinnati Opera's Artistic Director Evans Mirageas. 'His work on American Idol is inspiring, and his personal passion for music is clear. We're thrilled that he'll be joining us to lead our anniversary celebration.' [Source ] Read about the prestigious guest list for the event after the jump.
|Evans Mirageas, Ryan Seacrest, Angela Brown and Richard Leech|
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
|The tenor with Woody Allen and Judy Davis|
(Photo: Philippe Antonello/Photomovie)
|O Sole Mio??|
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
In season 1 episode 4, character Gigi Stopper, played by Annie Potts, throws a party for some old friends with the theme of everyone coming as their favorite Texan. Who better to provide the costumes than the Dallas Opera? In turn Gigi will be providing the funds to ensure that the upcoming production of Aida will have live elephants. Guest stars include Bruce Boxleitner and Donna Mills (as Barbara Bush in the above photo). Watch the full episode here.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
"Tired of chasing Ken, Paul meets him one last time before leaving on a journey to Europe in search for a better place to dream and love. The film explores the love and relationship struggles of Asian gay men caused by social constraints. It describes their aspirations for Europe, where there is a culture of acceptance and open-mindedness, as well as support from governments in the form of legal same-sex partnerships. Nessun Dorma is a famous aria from Puccini's opera Turandot that depicts an unknown prince's unrequited love to a beautiful but cold princess. In the film, the aria is used to mirror Paul's wailing for a love that cannot be fulfilled. This short film is submitted by Ronald Genato." Learn more about the Asia-Europe Foundation contest by clicking here. Watch the video after the jump. [Source]
Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
|"Oh! Had I Jubal's Lyre" - Joshua (Händel)|
|"Durch Zärtlichkeit und Schmeicheln"|
Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Mozart)
|"Eccomi in lieta vesta"|
I Capuletti e i Montecchi (Bellini)
|"Prendi per me sei libero"|
L'Elisir d'Amore (Donizetti)
"Wir beten zu dem Tempel an...
Höchster, mache deine Güte"
Cantata BWV 51 (J.S. Bach)
[seen above with baritone Manuel Gorka]
[Source, Source, Source]
More videos of Mercedes Arcuri are after the jump!
|(Photo by Melanie Dunea)|
Saturday, April 14, 2012
From the zarzuela El Barbero De Sevilla (libretto by Guillero Perrin & Miguel Palacios and music by Gerónimo Giménez & Miguel Nieto) comes this delight. Now decide who does your favorite rendition from these inspired performances:
Thursday, April 12, 2012
|(Photo: Paul Mitchell)|
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
|Mr. Inzerillo with his wife, Prudence, at the|
New York City Opera Gala in 2008.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
|Legendary soprano Renata Scotto with tenor Marcello Giordani|
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Click on the image to watch a preview video of the concert. To purchase the Blu-ray disc, click here. Watch the soprano sing "Traum durch die Dämmerung" after the jump.
Monday, April 2, 2012
"Just a few years ago Noah Stewart was working as a receptionist in a concert call, humming loudly as he worked in the hope that a passing impresario might recognise the power of his voice. Born to a single mother in Harlem, New York, the tenor was struggling to realise his dream of becoming a professional opera singer in a notorious competitive industry. But yesterday Stewart was relishing the honour becoming the first black musician to top the British classical music charts, with his debut album Noah. With a stint at the Royal Opera House already his belt and a UK tour to follow, international stardom beckons. 'I can’t really believe it,' he said yesterday. It was only three years ago that I remember hearing talk like ‘did you hear about Noah? Is he still singing?’ People gave up on me entirely. So it’s hard to believe that I’m sitting here with all this going on.' Stewart's is a classic rags to riches story, with a couple of jumps between the two in between. Raised, along with his sister, by his mother, Patricia, in Harlem, New York, Stewart always knew he could sing. As his mother worked tirelessly to put food on the table and support him, he won his first competition aged 12, and enrolled in LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts in New York. His love of opera began when he began watching a recording every day before classes of Verdi’s Requiem. Inspired by the black soprano Leontyne Price, he recognised how far he might go." [Source] Read more about Noah Stewart at Decca Records by clicking here and purchase the album by clicking here. A music video performance is after the jump.