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Opera Music Wed Jul 12 2017 11:06:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Thtre de lArchevchActors, Chorus, Mother Goose (Hilary Summers), Tom Rakewell (Paul Appleby), Nick Shadow (Kyle Ketelsen)Images: Patrick Berger / artcompressAnn Trulove Julia BullockTom Rakewell Paul ApplebyNick Shadow Kyle KetelsenNick Shadow 2, The
Born on this day in 1912 singer and Alice Faye.Born on this day in 1912 singer and Alice Faye. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-ELVrIVH_k Born on this day in 1884 composer Ralph Benatzky. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFQpp6KBlw0 Born on this day in 1898 poet
Images: Wilfried HslDyer's Wife (Elena Pankratova)and the Apparition of YouthNationaltheater, Munich Emperor Burkhard FritzEmpress Ricarda MerbethNurse Michaela SchusterSpirit-Messenger Sebastian HeleckBarak Wolfgang KochDyers Wife Elena PankratovaAp
At the beginning of Dmitri Tcherniakovs remarkable new production of Bizets Carmen at the Aix Festival here, the audience is warned that tonights performance contains scenes that may seem like actual danger. Please be aware that they are part of the
An analysis of the Pastorale Symphony.by Paul J. Pelkonen Beethoven and Nature.Detail from the painting by N.C. Wyeth.What is program music? This is a question that musicians and music critics have been wrestling with (and generally
Yannick Nzet-Sguin steers into Wagnerian waters.by Paul J. PelkonenOut to sea: Michael Volle as the Flying Dutchman.Photo by Richard Termine 2017 Richard Termine courtesy the Metropolitan Opera.Yannick Nzet-Sguin became the future of the Metropolitan
David Adam Moore (center from The Exterminating Angel)Barihunk David Adam Moore will make his principal role debut as Guglielmo in Mozart's Cos fan tutte at the Central City Opera. The opera has not been performed at the historic Colorado opera house
Antonio Literes, a boy soprano from Majorca, had, we may presume, friends in high places.Antonio Literes, a boy soprano from Majorca, had, we may presume, friends in high places. He was summoned to the royal chapel of Carlos II in Madrid and there le
Upon the premiere of Die Gezeichneten in 1918, Franz Schreker was hailed as the heir apparent of German opera. He was compared favorably to Strauss; according to him, in a sarcastically self-aggrandizing text read at the beginning of Act 3 in the Bay
[Headwear, neckwear, shirtwear, nightwear… Emanuela Galli (Poppea) and Giuseppina Bridelli (Nerone) in Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea”, Schwetzingen 2017] … While we did sort-of liv
W.C. Fields used to have a funny trope about in show business you should never work with children or animals. To that list should perhaps be added the soprano Anna Netrebko.W.C. Fields used to have a funny trope about in show business you should neve
Aaron Srensen from the Barihunks calendarBarihunk calendar model Aaron Sorensen appeared on Midday Mississippi on WLBT Channel 3 in Jackson along with soprano Rachel Arky. The duo were were pitching their "one night only" performance of Verdi's Rigol
Chances are that when you have been browsing the blog archives this past week, you have come across this graphic (and the horrible pixelation isn’t mine, it’s theirs). In a nutshell: Photobucket has, rather clandestinely, absolish
Grosser Saal, Konzerthaus explosante-fixe (1971-1993)Rpons (1981-85)Eva Furrer, Vera Fischer, Thomas Frey (flutes)Lukas Schiske (xylophone, glockenspiel)Alex Lipowski (vibraphone)Virginie Tarrte (harp)Jan Rokyta (cimbalom)Joonas Ahonen, Florian Mller
Vienna State OperaImages: Wiener Staatsoper  / Michael PhnGolaud (Simon Keenlyside)Arkel Franz-Josef SeligGenevive Bernarda FinkPellas Adrian ErdGolaud Simon KeenlysideMlisande Olga BezsmertnaYniold Maria NazarovaDoctor Marcus PelzPellass fa
No symphonies. No concertos. No opera. No problem?by Paul J. PelkonenThe legendary saxophonist Ornette Coleman's spirit lives on at this year's Lincoln Center Festival.The Lincoln Center Festival continues to push the cutting edge, leaving symphony,
On this day in 1994 Stephen Sondheim's Passion opened on Broadway.On this day in 1994 Stephen Sondheim‘s Passion opened on Broadway. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOBodAd75W8 Born on this day in 1740 composer Giovanni Paisiello. //www.youtube.c
Annagasse 9:30 am Tuesday June 27 2017 When I first came to Vienna well over 50 years ago I stayed at the Rmischer Kaiserhof (above right). In the intervening years on my very many visits to this beautiful place I...Annagasse 9:30 am Tuesday June 27
Here's where you can discuss La Fleming's penultimate Marschallin, as these nice young people seem to be doing.Here’s where you can discuss La Fleming‘s penultimate Marschallin, as these nice young people seem to be doing.
By Stephen Brookes • The Washington Post • May 8, 2017   Margaret Leng Tan — the formidable doyenne of the avant-garde piano — has built a career on upending tradition, pushing her instrument into fresh,
Jarrett OttWUNC host Frank Stasio previewed the North Carolina Opera's upcoming performance of Bizet's The Pearl Fishers with barihunk Jarrett Ott and tenor John Bellemer on his National Public Radio broadcast. The two singers joined company general
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Photo: Pavel Antonov)According to the Associated Press, the Vienna State Opera says Siberian barihunk Dmitri Hvorostovsky has canceled all performances for the coming season due to severe illness.Hvorostovsky was diagnosed with a
Does director Robert Carsen own stock in a mattress company? An investigation. *Thank you to John of Opera Ramblings for this screencap, which he named “shag.jpg” **More info here.    Does director Robert Carsen
It was as always a joy to spend a couple of days in Sussex to see Glyndebourne's latest offerings. This time it was a total rarity - Cavalli's Hipermestra - and the third performance of a brand new opera, Brett...It was as always a joy to spend a cou
Komische Oper, Berlin Images: Iko FreeseArnalta (Thomas Michael Allen), Amor (Peter Renz) (sung in German, as Die Krnung der Poppea) Poppea Alma SadNerone Dominic Kninger Ottavia Karolina Gumos Otho Maria Fiselier Seneca Jens Larsen Arnalta
The cultiest of cult musicals, an All-American take on the Iliad and the Odyssey, the spectacularly witty Golden Apple of John Latouche (words) and Jerome Moross (music), opened Off Broadway in 1953 to some acclaim.The cultiest of cult musicals, an A
a More Farewells Than Melba ToastOn the occasion ofRene Fleming‘s absolutely final performance of the Marschallin, most likely, La Cieca raises her glass in a More Farewells Than Melba Toast.
Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea” from Schwetzingen (2017). Since the spontaneous liveblog of this three weeks ago wasn’t quite as exhaustive
Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” from Prais (2017), conducted by Ottavio Dantone and staged by Guillaume Gallienne. Cast List: Angelina – Teresa Iervolino Don Ramiro
The Mets new Rosenkavalier is a pleasant surprise. Its good and you should see it, but maybe not for the reasons you expect. While much heralded as Rene Flemings farewell to the operatic stage, shes not its primary attraction. Shes fine and deserves
Edward MiskieBarihunk calendar model Edward Miskie has authored "Cancer, Musical Theatre, & Other Chronic Illnesses,"  which he launched tonight in Chelsea. Miskie is not only a singer, actor (and calendar model), but a survivor of N
Soprano Natalie Dessay returns to Carnegie Hall.by Paul J. PelkonenNatalie Dessay. Photo Sony Classical.Natalie Dessay is no stranger to adversity. Throughout her career, the French soprano has battled ahead, undergoing surgery to keep her voice in f
Ten Questions with Amanda Woodbury, sopranoPamina in The Magic Flute1.  Where were you born / raised? I was born in Phoenix, but I grew up in Dallas.  I lived in England for 3 years when I was a kid. 2.  I
Bradley Smoak, Michael Hewitt, Tony Potts & Philip KalmanovitchBass-barihunk Bradley Smoak walked away with the $20,000 Grand Prize at this year's Lotte Lenya Competition. Smoak's winning set included Kurt Weill's  This is the Life f
There's a film currently on YT of Tosca from the Wiener Staatsoper with Anja Harteros & Jorge de Len. It doesn't tell who the Scarpia is. I wasn't particularly wild about the tenor but very much enjoyed Anja's idea of Tosca. She is the first
Apotheosis Opera explores Richard Strauss' Capriccio.by Paul J. PelkonenFriendly rivals: Olivier (Wayne Hu) and Flamand (Joe Palarca) square off in Capriccio.Photography by Steve Malinski for Apotheosis Opera.Capriccio, the fifteenth and final opera
So Berlin turned out to be a bit of a nightmare, spread over two and a half days with in the final event not far short of 150 singers who actually showed up and sang. We were there to work...So Berlin turned out to be a bit of a nightmare, spread ove
Pierre Boulez SaalSchoenberg Fantasie, for violin with piano accompaniment, op.47Weber Grand Duo concertant, in E-flat major, op.48Weber Piano Sonata no.3 in D minor, op.49Bartk Contrasts, Sz.111Carolin Widmann (violin)Jrg Widmann (clarinet)Denis Koz
 Ten Questions with Andrew Bidlack, tenorTamino in The Magic Flute1.  Where were you born / raised? I was born in Pittsburgh, PA, but we moved around a lot and I was raised in Denver, CO; Laramie,
Life is full of surprises. For instance, when the Salzburg Easter Festival announced its program for 2017, I read “Lohengrin” and thought it improbable that a second Wagner opera could be added to the traditional scheme. But then
[Ready for breaking the cage of patriarchy and class oppression over a favorite contralto in skirts? – Teresa Iervolino (Angelina) in Rossini’s “La Cenerentola”, Paris 2017.] … Rossini and Iervolino (
Ten Questions with Alan Dunbar, baritonePapageno in The Magic Flute1.  Where were you born / raised? Born in the mountains of Jefferson, North Carolina; grew up by the ocean in Beaufort, South Carolina . 2
The Broad Stage presented Joseph Calleja in their Celebrity Opera Series May 10 with a concert called A Tribute to Mario Lanza.The Broad Stage presented Joseph Calleja in their Celebrity Opera Series May 10 with a concert called A Tribute to Mario La
At long last, cher public, a finale to our Senta’s Ballad quiz, nearly a month late! The name of the winner and the complete lists of sopranos after the jump. The winner is Spiderman, with 10 out of 15 Sentas correctly identified. Here&
On this day in 1966 the Jerry Herman musical Mame opened at the Winter Garden Theatre.On this day in 1966 the Jerry Herman musical Mame opened at the Winter Garden Theatre, to run 1,508 performances. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM6jvMXzcPk Born on this
This is a live stream on medici.tv of Christoph Eschenbach's final concert as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra. Program Bright Sheng, Concerto for Orchestra, "Zodiac Tales" Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 Sol
As the San Francisco Symphony cellos and basses began Beethoven's famous 'Ode to Joy' theme today in rehearsal, I turned and locked eyes with my dear friend and phenomenal soprano colleague, Kiera Duffy, both of us starting to tear up a bit. &nbs
Ten Questions with Caitlin Cisler, sopranoThe Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute1.  Where were you born / raised? I was born and raised in Appleton, WI.2.  If you weren't a singer, what profession would