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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Happy 58th birthday mezzo-soprano Susan Graham.Happy 58th birthday mezzo-soprano Susan Graham. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGn0UR0kww8 Happy 46th birthday soprano Anja Harteros. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5qXR_IekfQ Birthday anniversaries of composer F
Bill Cooper Alan Clayton (David) and Iestyn Davies (Jonathan) in Saul at Glyndebourne 2018 It has been a four opera week ranging though Handel, Mozart, Puccini and Mascagni. I started on Monday with the dress rehearsal at Glyndebourne of... Bill Coop
An exploration of the conductor's second cycle of Mahler symphonies.by Paul J. PelkonenCombination of cover art from two different pressings of the Mahler Symphony No. 1. Drawing by Erte, photographs 1989 Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Classi
Roberta Mantegna and Artur Rucinski in I masnadieri in Rome (Photo: Yasuko Kageyama) Few composers wrote more great baritone and bass parts than Giuseppe Verdi. Many of his operas are named for low male voice leads instead of the usual soprano or ten
We have just heard the sad news that author and longtime Opera News editor Brian Kellow died earlier today. He was 59.We have just heard the sad news that author and longtime Opera News editor Brian Kellow died earlier today. He was 59.
And so the Art of Song Academy concerts come to an end. Today I managed to get to the final one, the mostly German program with a Chausson piano quintet thrown in for a change of scenery. Renee Fajardo with Janhee Park on piano sang Schumann&#821
freshly published just 1 week ago, quite a cool read, cheese and contralto :-). Excerpt Music has been the inspiration behind most of the cheeses Scanlan makes at Andante. She typically comes up with the name first, and listens to or plays music that
Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the National Youth Orchestra.</>by Paul J. PelkonenThe players wore red pants: The National Youth Orchestra.Photo 2018 Weill Music Institute.The National Youth Orchestra is Carnegie Hall's program for trai
Mattia Olivieri as Alphhonse XI (Photo Bofill)Barihunks Markus Werba and Mattia Olivieri are alternating the role of Alphonse XI in the original French language version of Donizetti's La Favorite at the Liceu Opera House in Barcelona. The French vers
Thtre de lArchevchImages: Festival dAix-en-Provence 2018 Pascal Victor / artcompress Music Master Josef WagnerMajor-Domo Maik SolbachLackey Sava VemiOfficer Petter MoenComposer Angela BrowerTenor, Bacchus Eric CutlerWig-Maker Jean-Gabriel Sa
Born on this day in 1909 soprano Licia Albanese.Born on this day in 1909 soprano Licia Albanese. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=udknhBrlSRo Birthday anniversaries of librettist, poet and politician Carlo Pepoli (1796), composer Luigi Arditi (1822), conduc
By casting a woman in the title role in Stravinsky’s kind-of staged L’Histoire du soldat performed last night at Koerner Hall in the Toronto Summer Music Festival, Alaina Viau effectively rescued this rather thin story from the fa
* Notes * The first of two operas from the Merola Opera Program this summer is the rarity Il Re Pastore at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on July 19 and 21. The lighthearted production directed by Tara Faircloth... * Notes *  The fi
ze hiiiiiiiiiippogrif! Note the orchestra!! and theorbos strumming! It was clear and energetic like this on our first night (not under cover). We all agreed Lucia Cirillo rocked in this role, she was really having fun too. Advertisements
an artichoke, June 2018
Opera Saratoga unleashes The Cradle Will Rock.by Paul J. PelkonenThe cast of Opera Saratoga's searing new recording of The Cradle Will Rock.Image Opera Saratoga and Bridge Classics.There is no show in the history of New York theater with a more troub
Warning, I have been struck by the blogging spirit again. I have a lot of notes and half-written reviews in my notebook, so I may be struck again later this week. Sorry for the relative lack of freshness, but think, on a scholarly writing scale this
Magnanimous Michael Fabiano graces today's parterre saturday afternoon webcast in a two-part interview during the intermissions of Gounod's Faust.Magnanimous Michael Fabiano graces today’s parterre saturday afternoon webcast in a two-part i
Ryan McKinny and Daniel Okulitch (Photo: Ken Howard, Santa Fe Opera, 2018)The Santa Fe Opera is presenting its first John Adams opera ever, which is surprising considering their historic dedication to both new opera and those by American composers. T
detail of The Concert by the Le Nain Brothers, from the exhibit The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of 17th Century France at the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, October 2016
Yes celebrate fifty years of music on Staten Island.by Paul J. PelkonenThe men of Yes (Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, John Davison, Jay Schellen, Alan White (obscured) and Billy Sherwood)play "Awaken." Photo by Paul J. Pelkonen.The membe
Imogen Malfitano (Adina) and Jos Sacin (Dulcamara) in L'elisir d'amore July 14 2018 I have been in Caltagirone, Sicily since last Sunday at the Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival. It has been mighty hot and very exhausting, sessions with singers
Nobody has to cry for Argentina because of the World Cup: they still have Daniel Barenboim, who brought them not the championship, but the Deutsche Staatsoper for a Gastspiel at the Teatro Coln involving a whole series of Brahms symphonies and Harry
On this day in 1969, astronautsNeil Armstrongand Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon.On this day in 1969, astronautsNeil Armstrongand Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQsS0Bsq4m0 Born on this day in 1936 soprano Ursula Schrder-Fei
I wrote a bit of a preview on the TSMF’s Art of Song Academy in the summer issue of Wholenote. The first of the recitals have just started happening. Yesterday, Julius Drake, who’s been working with the singers the preceding week,
Andrew Potter as Fafner (Images: Pittsburgh Festival Opera)The Pittsburgh Opera Festival is kicked off their English language version of Wagner's Ring Cycle on July 13th with the sexy and shirtless Fafner of Andrew Potter in The Rhinegold (Das Rheing
. (then do rewind to the beginning!) (ps- i’ve just sat through a recent “Orphe et Eurydice” on ARTE and realized how “low” this role is.. and was reminiscing VK and how she hit her low notes.. and fe
Conductor...............Valery GergievProduction..............Robert CarsenEugene Onegin..Dmitri HvorostovskyTatiana...............Rene FlemingLensky................Ramn VargasOlga....................Elena ZarembaPrince Gremin....Sergei AleksashkinYe
What could go wrong? As it turned out: just about everything!The malodorous work behold amaz’d. After a more than two month hiatus from reviewing, I was psyched. One of musics soaring miracles and one of my very favorite worksHaydns Die Sch
The state of Superconductor, July 2018.by Paul J. PelkonenArt from The Simpsons episode "Marge on the Lam" 1993 Gracie FilmsHi all. Paul here. Some of you may have noticed that posts on this usually stalwart blog have gotten spotty of late, with a co
Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni (Image: Royal Opera House)You can watch barihunks Mariusz Kwiecien and Ildebrando DArcangelo in a complete broadcast of Don Giovanni from the Royal Opera House in London until August 11, 2018 by clicking HERE.Marc Min
Saint Luke: a detail from Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin by Rogier van der Weyden in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
* Notes * The Schwabacher Summer Concert at SFCM on Thursday kicked off the 2018 Merola Opera Program's season. This is when we get to hear the more unusual voices selected for this opera training program, the ones that didn't... * Notes *The Schwaba
Musikalische Leitung Kirill PetrenkoInszenierung Pierre AudiAmfortas Christian GerhaherTiturel Blint SzabGurnemanz Ren PapeParsifal Jonas KaufmannKlingsor Wolfgang KochKundry Nina StemmeI was overdosed on television, so I waited until the second act
Acknowledging the "rapturous applause" 10:05 pm July 5 It is great to go to the world premiere of an opera and feel that the whole thing "works". This is The Skating Rink. The story is strong and the narrative is... Acknowledging the "raptur
"Labels play a hugely important role in our listening lives."“Labels play a hugely important role in our listening lives,” says Martin Cullingford in Gramophone, to which La Cieca replies, “Do they really?”
Yes compile the five Steven Wilson Remixes.by Paul J. PelkonenDetail from Roger Dean's cover art for Yes: The Steven Wilson Remixes.Displayed here for promotional purposes only 2018 Roger Dean and Yes.In the vast catalogue of the British progressive
You know me. You know I love great ladies of the stage, and I love to write about them. That is why it pains me to realize I have never given an artist of such universal acclaim as Renata Scotto very many words in this blog. I'd hang my head in shame
Joa Helgessen as the Mad KingBarihunk Joa Helgessen just performed "Eight Songs for a Mad King - A Man Hanged" at the Halland Opera & Vocal Festival. The piece is based on Peter Maxwell Davies' monodrama based on the words of George III.The f
I wanted to see Stefan Herheims new Glyndebourne staging of Pellas et Mlisande in part out of perverse curiosity. What would happen when operas most hyperactive extrovert directs operas least flamboyant, er, opera? I was on my way to the Nineteenth-C
Glyndebourne Opera House  Mlisande (Christiana Gansch), Pellas (John Chest), Golaud (Christopher Purves)Images: Richard Hubert SmithGolaud Christopher PurvesMlisande Christiana GanschGenevive Karen CargillArkel Brindley Sherratt/Ric
I had a really busy non operatic week last week culminating in an extraodinarily enjoyable concert yesterday evening at Kings Place with the Aurora Orchestra. They began with Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks followed by a lyrical, sensitive, yet muscularl
Conductor : Daniel OrenDirector : David AldenLucia : Lisette OropesaEdgardo : Javier CamarenaEnrico Ashton : Artur RucinskiRaimondo Bidebent : Roberto TagliaviniLord Arturo Bucklaw : Yijie ShiAlisa : Marina PinchukNormanno : Alejandro del CerroI've n
Diana by Frederick William MacMonnies, from the de Young Museum in San Francisco
Our Own JJ presents a very special parterre saturday afternoon: Gounod's Faust, plus an exclusive two-part video interview with tenor Michael Fabiano.Our Own JJ returns to the webwaves tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 EDT for a very special parterre saturd
Boston's Shostakovich cycle with Andris Nelsons continues with No. 4 and No. 11.by Paul J. PelkonenAndris Nelsons at the helm of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.Photo by Marco Borggreve.Some Shostakovich symphonies are more popular than others. The Fif