“On Wednesday, April 23rd at 8:15 PM, renowned soprano Deborah Voigt and opera and theater director Francesca Zambello, friends for over twenty-five years, join to discuss opera, inspiration, artistry and friendship. Ms. Zambello and Ms. Voigt have challenged stereotypes while building brilliant careers and navigating the high-flying demands of an international opera profession.”
For those of you who might be feeling just a little too cheerful this week, Our Own Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin offers three performances of Winterreise, sung by Mark Padmore, Simon Keenlyside and Gerald Finley. Read more »
No need to dress for this week’s intermission feature, cher public: just show up and start discussing off-topic and/or general interest subjects.
It’s time for lazy stage directors and lazy sopranos to find some other gesture besides the chain of clumsy pique turns (AKA “whirling”) that is the cliché go-to shorthand for “joy.”
“Javier Camarena will sing the role of Prince Ramiro in the season’s three initial performances of Rossini’s La Cenerentola on April 21, 25, and 28, replacing Juan Diego Flórez, who is ill.”
“Oubliez le XVIIIè siècle. A l’Opéra Comique, Platée s’installe sur les podiums d’une fashion week parisienne!”
Continuing “El Anillo” from the Mike Richter collection, Siegfried at the Teatro Colón (not pictured).
Which artist who very recently won acclaim at the Met will return to that theater very soon to provide an unexpected “bright” spot in a much-anticpated revival this spring?
“German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is a household name; 18th-century French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau isn’t.”