Olivia Giovetti

Olivia Giovetti appears in the following:

Trafficking Jam

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

With what many are billing the world's first human trafficking opera opening tonight, Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti looks at the longstanding trend of exploitation—sexual and otherwise—in the genre.

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Beyond the Violin, Vivaldi's Virtuosic Fireworks

Monday, March 05, 2012

In the wake of Vivaldi's 334th birthday, Operavore Olivia Giovetti looks at the composer's considerable vocal canon, often overlooked for his violin concertos.

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Bang on a Can Celebrates its Silver Anniversary with a Gold Standard

Saturday, March 03, 2012

It's a big (and beautiful, perhaps scary but far from dark) year for Bang on a Can, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2012. True to form, the cabal's All-Stars have heralded the birthday in style with this rollicking two-disc set. Read on for more and to snag a free download, this week only, of Matt Damon.

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Big Beautiful Dark and Polyphonic

Friday, March 02, 2012

This week, the New Canon brings you a trio of new releases from a maverick new music cabal, a quartet of vocal violinists and a boundless Belarusian violinist.

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Is Talk Cheap?

Thursday, March 01, 2012

With this year's TED Conference underway, blogger Olivia Giovetti looks at opera's presence in the wildly popular TEDTalks and wonders what records these lectures can and/or should leave for the future.

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Old-Time Religion Lives in the Met's Khovanshchina

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"Curiously enough, with an all-star Russian, Ukrainian and Georgian cast, the biggest name in the Met’s revival of Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina is a Frenchman," writes Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti.

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Warm Up: Ildar Abdrazakov Alternates between Angry Monarchs and Angry Birds

Monday, February 27, 2012

In the latest installment of Warm-Up, Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov tells blogger Olivia Giovetti about how he balances a pre-show routine when starring alongside his opera star wife.

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Millennial Mavericks

Sunday, February 26, 2012

This week, Cued Up goes into the 21st Century with a look at contemporary mavericks carrying the torch of the composers featured in next month's American Mavericks Festival.

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Après Missy Mazzoli, le Deluge

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Composer Missy Mazzoli’s world, writes Operavore Olivia Giovetti, "is a meticulously maintained Versailles of abstraction and atmosphere. It may be overwhelming to live there permanently, but it’s a hell of a place to visit." Find out why in Giovetti's review of the world premiere of Song from the Uproar, now playing at the Kitchen.

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Alison Balsom is Classily Brassy on 'Seraph'

Saturday, February 25, 2012

A historically-neglected soloist instrument in the classical rep, the trumpet gained steam in the 20th and now 21st centuries. Alison Balsom highlights some of the instrument's recent successes with Seraph, an album that includes a world-premiere recording of the title work.

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Maverick Roll with Jennifer Koh

Friday, February 24, 2012

In March, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony are back with an American Mavericks national tour culminating at Carnegie Hall. Today we talk with featured violinist Jennifer Koh about what makes a modern-day musical maverick?

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Eric Owens Gives Alberich a Therapy Session at Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A regular presence on the opera stage, bass-baritone Eric Owens made his Carnegie Hall recital debut with a surprisingly dark program that featured lieder by Wolf, Schumann and Schubert.

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The Met's Loss is City Opera's Gain with Prima Donna

Monday, February 20, 2012

Commissioned by the Met and then dropped four years ago, Rufus Wainwright's Prima Donna opened Sunday in a performance by the beleaguered New York City Opera. Blogger Olivia Giovetti gives her review.

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Acoustic Music That Sounds Like Electronic Music

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Join us Sunday at 2 pm for an episode of Cued Up exploring live performances of acoustic and electroacoustic music that emulate electronic music. Featuring works by Tristan Perich, Ingram Marshall, The Beatles and more.

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The Real Opera World: Brooklyn

Friday, February 17, 2012

With City Opera at BAM during the house's 150th anniversary, Olivia Giovetti takes a look at the Academy's longstanding relationship with opera, and notes that BAM often beat its Lincoln Center counterparts to the punch.

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What's New, Pussycat?

Friday, February 17, 2012

In lieu of a chat this week, the New Canon is all new with some recent releases worth a closer listen. We'll hear some selections from our latest Album of the Week, Ben Frost's and Daníel Bjarnason's Tarkovsky-inspired Solaris, a Messaien-inspired piano and birdsong concerto, and more.

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The Top Operatic Couples On- and Offstage

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

With Valentine's Day bringing a romantic air, Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti names five of opera's hottest onstage and offstage couples.

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A Shrinking Violet Gains Some Strength in New York City Opera's La Traviata

Monday, February 13, 2012

City Opera has unveiled its comeback performance of La traviata. Blogger Olivia Giovetti asks whether or not this will sustain the company or if it will succumb to its fiscal consumption.

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Cage Match with Randy Gibson

Friday, February 10, 2012

On Friday at 1 pm, the New Canon celebrates John Cage's 100th birthday with a live chat featuring composer Randy Gibson, whose Avant Music Festival this year features a nonstop Cage marathon.

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Which Operas Actually Need New Recordings?

Thursday, February 09, 2012

With the Grammys upon us this weekend, Operavore Olivia Giovetti looks once again at the opera category and asks what works could actually do with new recordings.

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