Olivia Giovetti

Olivia Giovetti appears in the following:

Eine Kline Nachtmusik

Monday, May 02, 2011

Composer and vocalist Corey Dargel joins us on Monday at 4 pm to discuss being a postmodern Schubert and his upcoming concert (alongside Phil Kline and more) with NYFOS Next.

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Is the Philadelphia Orchestra Suffering from Hysterical Blindness?

Sunday, May 01, 2011

With the Philadelphia Orchestra docking at Carnegie Hall this week to perform Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex, WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti considers some discrepancies in Sophocles's tr...
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Five Operatic Wedding Disasters

Sunday, May 01, 2011

The Royal Wedding may have gone off without a hitch, but thank goodness there's opera to satisfy our collective sweet tooth when it comes to drama. Here are our picks for operatic (in every sense) wedding disasters.

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Thomas Hampson Matches Mahler with George Crumb

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Mahler centenary is big but Hampson's George Crumb concert in D.C. tonight and with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center tomorrow may be his most important recital this year.

 

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Angela Meade Takes Home the 2011 Richard Tucker Award

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Honey-voiced soprano Angela Meade, 33, is the recipient of this year's Richard Tucker Music Award, which comes with a $30,000 bonus and a priceless amount of prestige.

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Life After 40

Monday, April 25, 2011

The response to Q2 and NPR Music’s crowdsourced 100 Composers Under 40 project has been amazing and endlessly fascinating. As an under-40 myself, I’m constantly amazed by both the quality and quantity of new works churned out by my (far more talented) peers.

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Wild Reich

Monday, April 25, 2011

Bang on a Can co-founder and Pulitzer laureate David Lang joins us on Monday at 4pm (along with several surprise guests!) to talk about Steve Reich and his uncanny ability to "unlea...

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Die Walküre Rides Again at the Met

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Ultimately the power of the Ring is that the myriad immortal characters we encounter over the four operas are driven by very human emotions rather than deific rationality. This may ...
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A Swampy Séance at City Opera

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

While many devoted members of the audience at Stephen Schwartz’s Séance on a Wet Afternoon seemed to laud the production last night, Olivia Giovetti found herself among the skeptics, ...
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Working the Room with the 2010 Opera News Awards Recipients

Monday, April 18, 2011

With the recent award consolidations at the Grammys, and the NEA Opera Honors ceasing operations after this year, the Opera News Awards may be our last hope for awarding classical mettle. 

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New Wave, Old School

Monday, April 18, 2011

This week's featured guest is The Chiara Quartet's Rebecca Fischer and Jonah Sirota. Duality drives a lot of today’s composers. On the one hand, they continue the threads started by ...

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The (Re)Sinking of the Titanic from the Guggenheim

Sunday, April 17, 2011

On Sunday at 2 p.m., listen in to the Wordless Music Orchestra’s recreation of The Sinking of the Titanic, a performance done at the Guggenheim Museum on April 14th 2011, the 99th ann...

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Sarah Connolly: Down to Earth Diva

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sarah Connolly talks with Olivia Giovetti about tonight's appearance at the Met Opera, her rocky road to the top, and why she won't put on makeup to meet you at the stage door.

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Iván Fischer Will Seduce Mostly Mozart Audiences with a Fully-Staged Don Giovanni

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Among the 25 Mostly Mozart debuts this season, the one we’re most anticipating is that of the Budapest Festival Orchestra's fully-staged performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, directed...
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Krono-graphy: LIVE CHAT with Jeffrey Zeigler

Monday, April 11, 2011

This week's featured guest on The New Canon is cellist Jeffrey Zeigler of the Kronos Quartet. It’s a little ambitious to try and pick the best Kronos record. That being said, for all ...

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Emoticons are for Lightweights: Opera in Less than 140 Characters

Monday, April 11, 2011

Chances are the following has happened to you at least once. You bring a friend to the opera and, just as the house lights dim, they turn to you and ask: “So what’s this about?” Ent...
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Is $5 Million the End of the World -- Or an Opera Company?

Friday, April 08, 2011

For many, it seems a maddeningly disconcerting that New York City Opera should now postpone its announcement of the 2011-12 season in order to reconcile its financial woes, chief among them a $5 million deficit. But maybe that’s not the worst thing.

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Meet the Composers of This Weekend's 21c Liederabend

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

If you tuned into this week’s show on The New Canon, you probably heard me talking about 21c Liederabend. Producer Beth Morrison (dubbed by Zachary Woolfe of The New York Observer as “the opera lady who likes it crazy”) along with Opera on Tap and VisionIntoArt have created a series devoted to contemporary opera and art song that is continually satisfying—and continually ambitious. It started as a one-night program in 2009 but has since exploded into a three-day festival featuring the works of 20 composers. With so many composers converging April 7th through 9th, we’re here offering a bit of a primer for each one—and what you can expect to hear this weekend. Click on the composer’s name to sample their works off-site.

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At Carnegie and Alice Tully Halls, Sweet Lovers Love the Spring

Monday, April 04, 2011

Despite the bird-like hum of audience hearing aids, tenor Matthew Polenzani portrayed an innocent soul caught up in the throes of passion as part of a Schubert recital on Sunday. Mean...
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A Night at the Opera

Monday, April 04, 2011

Once described by Aaron Copland as “la forme fatale,” opera has been getting a new lease on life as of late thanks to the ingenious and intrepid producer Beth Morrison. Dubbed by ...

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