“Big news from The Dallas Opera: just before the 7:30pm curtain for last night’s performance of Salome, CEO Keith Cerny announced from the stage that, due to complications from a hip injury, Deborah Voigt would not be performing Wednesday night. In her place, soprano Lise Lindstrom sang the role…. A source familiar with the production reports that Ms. Lindstrom insisted on foregoing a body suit for the dance scene, opting instead to end the opera’s famous strip tease more authentically (read: topless).” [Front Row]
Norman Lebrecht announces that Deborah Voigt , “one of the leading Brünnhildes of our time,” will join Rufus Wainwright to sing arias from Prima Donna and will then join him in a duet of “If I Loved You” from Carousel and… oh, I just can’t.
Noted exemplar of Viennese frivolity Deborah Voigt will sing her first performances of The Merry Widow with Michigan Opera Theater in April 2015.
“Superstar soprano Deborah Voigt and powerhouse opera and theater director Francesca Zambello, friends for over 25 years, came to 92Y to talk opera, inspiration, artistry and friendship.”
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.
Before you depart the Met at the end of this season, Ms. Billinghurst, you have the chance to do some good for both the Met audience and James Levine.
“The title character in Barber’s Gothic melodrama Vanessa, a self-deluded, manipulative older woman, ‘keeps coming up,’ Ms. Voigt said.”
Florida Grand Opera to Honor Deborah Voigt with SMOKE & MIRRORS Celebration