“Luciano Pavarotti‘s family says the late opera singer would not have approved of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump‘s use of his recording of Giacomo Puccini’s aria ‘Nessun Dorma,’ or ‘None Shall Sleep.’ in his election campaign.” [Yahoo News]
“Noch nicht fertig ist das Kleid für Anna Netrebko, das sie in der konzertanten Aufführung als Manon Lescaut tragen wird. 36.000 Swarovski-Steine werden dort aufgebracht.” [ORF]
The celebration of 50 years of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center includes “The Illuminated Heart,” a theatrical fantasy of Mozart operas and ensembles featuring Christine Goerke, Ana María Martínez, Matthew Polenzani and Peter Mattei; plus staged concerts of Così fan tutte and Idomeneo. Tickets and more information are at MostlyMozart.org. Read more »
Soprano Maralin Niska, a mainstay of New York City Opera and America’s regional opera companies from the 1960s through the 1980s, died at her home in Santa Fe yesterday.
On this day in 2009, Zachary Woolfe made his debut as an opera critic in the Observer.