Now, understand, this is the snippiest of snippets, but it is indeed the first hint of Anna Netrebko‘s Turandot! Read more »
This is the tenth season of the Met’s HD broadcasts, not that I would know it. In New York there was no real reason to go, and since moving across the country altogether, I had only gone once, I think because attendance is too explicit an admission that I’m no longer a Met regular. Read more »
An intimate concert on June 2 features highlights from little OPERA’s recent production of Slow Dusk & Markheim, along with other selections from composer Carlisle Floyd‘s remarkable body of work, including Willie Stark, Of Mice and Men and a glimpse at Prince of Players, Floyd’s new opera which recently premiered at the Houston Grand Opera. Read more »
“This throwback to the golden age of opera—superhuman singing greeted with frenzied ovations—was a function of a perfect storm of excitement: a performance of Verdi’s 1853 spellbinder to rank with one’s rosiest recollections of past glories, in combination with a poignant human story that left both cast and audience dissolved in tears.” [New York Observer]
A clearly moved Hvorostovsky basked in the moment and momentarily broke character to acknowledge the love.
Emue aux larmes, la diva lui a donné son consentement.
Anna Netrebko adds yet another veristic aria to her burgeoning repertoire: “L’altra notte in fondo al mare” from Boito’s Mefistofele.
La Cieca hears that Anna Netrebko‘s forthcoming Verismo CD will include the complete Act Four of Manon Lescaut.