UPDATED: Jonas Kaufmann in a wifebeater is but one of the attractions of the Salzburg Easter Festival production of the double bill of Cavalleria rusticana, and Pagliacci, telecasts of which you can peruse after the jump. Read more »
Two questions answered in a single YouTube video:
1) What is that guy who staged Spinal Tap’s “Stonehenge” doing these days? (Answer: He’s directing operas)
2) What would it look like if Jared Leto sang Puccini? (Answer: See below)
The first two webisodes of Coloraturafan‘s interview series are now live. Read more »
For all those Mad Scene lovers out there, here is a video of some great Mad Scenes in opera.
Sleeveless Anna Netrebko sings the “Letter Scene” from Verdi’s Macbeth.
I put together a video just for a bit of fun today, looking at the standard “warhorse” operas that opera companies tend to throw at us year after year, and offering some alternative operas that could be offered in their place.
Our Own Coloraturafan salutes the summer festival season with a compilation of Ladies Macbeth singing “La luce langue.”
On the occasion of Sondra Radvanovsky‘s role debut in Roberto Devereux, I thought this would ba a good opportunity to put put together a compilation of some of my favorite artists singing the fiendishly difficult final scene of this opera.