Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti recently encountered a lost aria from Francesco Cilea's 1897 opera L’Arlesiana. He tells blogger Fred Plotkin about his discovery.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Chabrier's sprawling opera The King in Spite of Himself is getting a revival. Blogger Olivia Giovetti writes that it "will leave you gasping for air as you try to keep up."
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti reviews Pina Bausch's "Orpheus and Eurydice," which fuses opera with dance at the hands of the Paris Opera Ballet as part of the Lincoln Center Festival.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
"The greatest sound I heard (apart from the Opera Fairbanks performance of La Bohéme) were the ebullient barks and yelps of perhaps 70 Alaskan Huskies," writes blogger Fred Plotkin from Fairbanks.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The day of a show is full of decisions for mezzo-soprano Kate Aldrich, important decisions like: Radicchio or porcini mushrooms? With sausage or without?
Thursday, July 12, 2012
With summer beach reading season underway, we turn to some of today's top singers and conductors and ask: what’s your favorite book?
Friday, July 06, 2012
Rossini was often thought of as a bon vivant who could dash off music with facile ease and then devote more of his time to food, wine and sex. But he was also a serious composer, writes Fred Plotkin.