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OTELLO saved by the performers at the MET

REVIEW BY TIZIANO THOMAS DOSSENA This ostensibly new production (it started in September of last year) of Verdi’s Otello at the Metropolitan Opera could have been the greatest pleasant surprise if only… Well, that is not how I would want … Continue reading

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Bayerische Staatsoper.TV: watch opera and ballet live and online

In 2015/16, the Bayerische Staatsoper is presenting its fourth season of selected performances as live streams free of charge online with STAATSOPER.TV. Classical music fans from all over the world can thus follow several evenings of opera and of ballet … Continue reading

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Estonian National Opera set an audience record in 2015 with 185,000 guests

04.01.2016 / Rahvusooper Estonia In 2015, the number of people attending the performances and concerts at the Estonian National Opera was 185,000, which is almost 35,000 more than the year before. A total of 356 performances and concerts were given … Continue reading

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Penned up on Lake Geneva. OPERA-FILM REVIEW BY LINDAANN LOSCHIAVO: “Villa Diodati” by Mira J. Spektor.

Reviewed by LindaAnn Loschiavo Missed your engraved invitation to spend the summer of 1816 on Lake Geneva with Lord Byron, Shelley, Mary Godwin, and their entourage? Composer Mira J. Spektor, founder of The Aviva Players, wants to invoke their spirits … Continue reading

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Fondazione Arturo Toscanini Educational presents: R-Esistence, a Music program for children.

  “Resistance” (in Italian, Resistenza) from the dictionary: Action that strives to resist someone or somethingaiming to oppose this action. Ability to withstand pressures, strainand wear. Force that opposes the movement of the point or the body to which it is applied … Continue reading

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Vincenzo Bellini: a true Sicilian

As a true Sicilian man, I would like to explain the personality of Vincenzo Bellini (1801 – 1835) in a different point of view from the routine of music and historical criticism that you are used to read in magazines. To date, in … Continue reading

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The Opera World Weeps for Its Two Lost Stars…

The world of opera mourns two rising stars who have lost their life in the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash in the French Alps on Tuesday: Baritone Oleg Bryjak and Contralto Maria Radner. Both internationally renown singers were returning from Barcelona … Continue reading

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The Orchestra Regionale Emilia Romagna MEETS THE YOUNG TALENTS

YOUNG TALENTS COME INTO THE ORCHESTRA IN ITALY The best students, singers, conductors and soloists of the Parma Conservatory “A. Boito” become the stars of an exclusive concert for young talents with the Orchestra Regionale Emilia Romagna. A series of … Continue reading

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Remembering the Great Licia Albanese

Written By: Linda Ann Lo Schiavo, as it appeared on L’Idea Magazine (NY), August 27. 2014 My father introduced me to Licia Albanese. I was wearing a bib and enjoying strained bananas, while he was savoring the strains of the … Continue reading

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Opera fans around the world are grieving for the loss of famed soprano Licia Albanese, who died on August 15, 2014, at the age of 105, in her home in Manhattan.

Born Felicia Albanese in Torre a Mare near Bari, Italy, in 1909, she debuted in Milan in 1934, replacing another soprano in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. In forty years, she sang more than 300 performances of Cio-Cio-San, a role for which … Continue reading

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