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Missy Mazzoli's The Listeners opens Opera Philadelphia's 2024-25 season
For its 2024-25 season, Opera Philadelphia welcomes the American premiere of Missy Mazzoli's opera The Listeners (following its premiere at Oslo Opera in 2022), as well as Chevalier de Saint-Georges Joseph Bologne's rare comic opera L'Amant Anonyme. Philadelphia may not be the most vibrant of American cities when it comes to opera, but its Academy of Music (home of the Opera Company of Philadelphia) boasts the oldest opera house within the United States to be continuously...
Ludovic Tézier is awarded the Prize Piero Cappuccilli
Following the performance of La Traviata at the Arena di Verona on 26 August, Ludovic Tézier was awarded the Premio internazionale Piero Cappuccilli (the Prize Piero Cappuccilli), named after the Italian baritone Piero Cappuccilli, an incomparable artist in the Verdian repertoire who sadly died in July 2005. The award was presented to the French baritone by the singer's daughter, Patrizia, to the applause of all the performers in the production. Writing on his Instagram...
Renée Fleming: “I'm happy to see people embracing new music and new works that are relevant”
In 2017, the Marschallin in Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier at the Metropolitan Opera was supposed to be Renée Fleming's last opera role, after a career of countless unforgettable performances. In addition to numerous recordings and concerts - including the art song programme with pianist Evgeny Kissin this summer at the Verbier Festival and the Salzburg Summer Festival -, the soprano diva has not only appeared in musicals (The Light in the Piazza, Carousel), but...
Camilla Nylund: “Every opera role is like a journey”
An accomplished Strauss performer, especially in the role of Salome, Finnish soprano Camilla Nylund started to extend her Wagner repertoire with Isolde in June 2022 and Brünnhilde this season in Die Walküre and Siegfried at the Operhnaus Zürich. While at the Verbier Festival to sing Marie in a concert version of Berg’s Wozzeck, and before the last instalment of the Ring cycle in Zurich in November, we met with her to find out more about her career...
Benjamin Bernheim and Julie Fuchs as Romeo and Juliet in Zurich, broadcast on Arte TV
Everything comes to those who wait. This is perhaps what Benjamin Bernheim and Julie Fuchs said before taking on the two main roles in Charles Gounod's Roméo et Juliette - to the libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, who (faithfully) adapted Shakespeare's play. The soprano Julie Fuchs was due to perform her first Juliet in 2021 at the Opéra-Comique before having to abandon it due to contamination with Covid. Benjamin Bernheim should have taken on the...
Meeting with Catarina Molder, artistic director of Lisboa Operafest
In addition of her career of opera singer, Catarina Molder is now heading the major (and only) opera festival in Portugal, and we have met her at the occasion of the third edition of Lisboa Operafest which took place in the gardens of National Museum of Ancient Art in Lisbon from 19th of august to 10th of september. And as she has many other activities in the world of opera singing, she tells us about...