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Anna Netrebko- going strong AGAIN

On July 16, Anna Netrebko made a triumphal appearance as Aida in the Arena di Verona. Read the review here  AIDA Verona Video Clip  One would not have thought this to be possible just five months ago. But on this occasion in Verona the controversy centered on Angel Blue and her “blackfacing” comments. In February […]

OPERA LIVES! – Contemporary opera succeeds

OPERA LIVES! – Contemporary opera succeeds I often hear doomsday prophets predict the imminent death of opera. The say that opera is an art form out of the museum and because there is no positive evolution it will gradually die. These people are very wrong. Opera lives and develops strongly. In the decades since 1945 […]

A GREAT SMALL OPERA COMPANY – Brooklyn Telemann Chamber Society

Brooklyn Telemann Chamber Society A guest blog by Liz Kiger Homepage The brain child of soprano/violinist Liz Kiger, this chamber group is focused on bringing historically informed performance practice of lesser known and lesser produced Baroque repertoire to its NYC audience in an affordable, intimate, and unique setting while simultaneously providing resume enhancing performance opportunities […]

Opera in and from Mongolia

Opera in Mongolia? What sounds very exotic, really is not, considering history and development over decennia, if not centuries. In recent years several great singers have emerged from Mongolia, won competitions and began world careers. Mongolians are incredible singers, with traditions dating back many centuries. Their famous throat singing creates multiple pitches simultaneously. It requires […]

Opera Magazines in Print

We have become used to get news, reviews and information about opera from the Internet. We have almost forgotten about the printed magazines which were our only source of information just one generation ago. But there are still many printed Opera magazines available. Here is a list with links, examples and some comments: Opera (English […]

FULL 94 Great Performances from the Ed Sullivan Show USA 1948 – 1971 Corelli Nilsson Tebaldi Sutherland Moffo Tucker Merrill

94 Great Performances from the Ed Sullivan Show USA 1948 – 1971 with Franco Corelli, Renata Tebaldi, Joan Sutherland, Birgit Nilsson, Anna Moffo, Mario del Monaco, Giuseppe di Stefano, Juss Björling, Robert Merrill, Regina Resnik, Lauritz Melchior, Jan Peerce, Cesare Siepi, Cesare Valetti, Dorothy Kirsten, Rise Stevens, Eileen Farrell, Eleanor Steber, Leontyne Price, Lily Pons, […]

Famous Young Opera Singers

Nowadays I often read about young opera singers having their international breakthrough and becoming famous. For example Lise Davidsen and Benjamin Bernheim. But these singers are already around age 35. Today it seems, singers are trained in their twenties, start their international career around thirty, and perhaps become famous in their mid thirties. It has […]

CueTV – A Great Opera Streaming site

There are many opera video streaming sites on the Internet today But CueTV is in a class of its own and can be recommended fully. CueTV Website It offers more than 380 operas to view at a great subscription price CueTV on OperaonVideo CueTVs price/performance is excellent Depending on your location subscription is from 5€ […]

Controversial Opera Staging

CONTROVERSIAL OPERA STAGING More and more opera enthusiasts are complaining vehemently about “modern” opera staging. Opera directors transport the action to different places and times, and rewrite the story. They also use very explicit visuals including violence and nudity. But if you think controversial opera performances are something new and in our time only – […]

 

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