Thursday, April 12, 2012
Soprano Ailyn Pérez is the 2012 Richard Tucker Award winner. Olivia Giovetti talks to the daughter of factory workers about being the first Hispanic singer to receive the honor.
Monday, April 09, 2012
Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci made her long-overdue New York recital debut on Sunday at Alice Tully Hall. Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti gives her review.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
It's easy to find fault in the Metropolitan Opera's new Manon, but why bother, argues Olivia Giovetti, who notes that the pure vocal beauty of the opening night performance makes up for the production's shortcomings.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Aretha Franklin, who will turn 70 on Sunday, "is as exciting, surprising and compelling as when I first heard her in 1967," reports Fred Plotkin, who heard the singer on February 18 at Radio City Music Hall.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Turin, or Torino, is the only city in Italy right now that rivals Milan when it comes to opera and symphonic music, writes Fred Plotkin. Its food, wine and feeling of sophistication make it worth a visit.
Monday, March 19, 2012
"In his own way, Alden has created his own unsolvable enigma with his Così," writes Olivia Giovetti. Read on for her review of the director's take on Mozart's wife-swapping classic, now playing at City Opera.
Friday, March 16, 2012
"The Irish are the best conversationalists I know," writes blogger Fred Plotkin. "They do not simply banter, but spin out words and phrases in whirling musical arcs that beguile the listener."