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Despite illness, Barenboim is determined to inhabit the conductor’s podium as much as possible.
In a bid to shape projects and bolster opera’s audience, Yoncheva is launching her own record label.
“I have lived all my life in and through music, and I will continue to do so as long as my health allows me to.”
Milan’s famed Teatro alla Scala has announced the celebration of next season’s gala premiere; the company’s 2022-23 calendar was set long before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Carnegie Hall says Valery Gergiev, a conductor who is close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, will not lead the Vienna Philharmonic in a five-concert U.S. tour that starts Friday night in response “due to recent world events.”
1921 was a pivotal year in Italian opera. Enrico Caruso died at age 48, and Franco Corelli and Giuseppe Di Stefano were born. Italy’s greatest opera theater marks the centenary of these events with a free virtual exhibit.
Milan’s famed Teatro alla Scala has announced a 2021-22 season of 13 operas, seven ballets and numerous concerts as Italy’s most important theater looks toward a gradual removal of pandemic restrictions.
The December 7 season premiere at Milan’s La Scala opera house is being scrapped after a rash of coronavirus infections among musicians and chorus members.
The number of performers at Milan’s famed La Scala opera house who have tested positive for the coronavirus has risen to 21, even as the theater was forced to close.
On Monday, the famed opera house announced a fall program of concerts and ballets aimed as a signal of confidence that European cultural life can resume in full following the coronavirus lockdowns.
Organizers are billing the open-air concert as Italy’s first live classical music performance since its coronavirus lockdown.
Opera singer and conductor Peter Schreier has died in Dresden, Germany at age 84. The dpa news agency reported Thursday that he died Wednesday, citing his longtime secretary.
Giordani had a heart attack at his home in Sicily.
Since his first CSO performances in June 2018, Batallán has served as guest principal trumpet many times. The Spanish-born trumpeter performed with the orchestra during its 2019 Florida tour as well as in Tokyo during the 2019 Asia tour.
The 35-year-old made her Met debut in 2006 as a Woman of Crete in Mozart’s Idomeneo. She is scheduled to sing the title role next season in Massenet’s Manon and Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata.
As part of the arrangement agreed, Saudi Arabia would have contributed 15 million euros to La Scala over the coming years.
Italy’s premier opera house is under fire over a proposal to grant a board seat to Saudi Arabia’s culture minister with the promise of $16.8 million in new funding
If “Music oft hath such a charm / To make bad good, and good provoke to harm,” perhaps these 10 Shakespeare-inspired operas will charm you.
Soprano Nadine Sierra has won the 2017 Richard Tucker Award, dubbed the Heisman Trophy of opera.