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Last Sunday, La Scena Musicale and CORONA Serenades celebrated Father’s Day with a special virtual broadcast through Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, a couple of songs were not included. We have therefore recompiled all the songs into a Father’s Day Concert featuring only the performances (duration: 30 mins). Here is the link to the concert. Repertoire: — Hugo Laporte, baryton/baritone, La mort de l’ours, Félix Leclerc — Valérie Poisson, soprano, Tu che di gel sei cinta  (de l’opéra Turandot), Giacomo Puccini — Anne-Marine Suire, soprano, Cheek to Cheek, Irving Berlin — Yara Zeitoun, soprano,…

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Katie Miller, mezzo-soprano (Canada), singer for Corona Sérénades Katie began her musical journey competing as a young pianist and on stage as part of the Langley Ukulele Ensemble. She studied piano and voice as an undergraduate and earned a masters of music in opera performance from the University of British Columbia in 2015. In 2013 Katie finished first in the vocal category at the National Music Festival in Waterloo, Ontario, and obtained a young artist’s encouragement award at the Metropolitan Opera Western Canadian district auditions. In the summer of 2014, Katie studied at the International Summer Academy at the Mozarteum…

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While many European festivals have been forced to cancel their entire summer season, Daniele Vimini, the president of the outdoor Rossini Opera Festival (ROF), has announced that two staged productions and six recitals will be presented this summer in Pesaro, with adjustments made in order to protect the musicians as well as the public. The first production, “La cambiale di matrimonio”, will be conducted by Dmitry Korchak and staged by Lawrence Dale at the Teatro Rossini. The orchestra will play from the stalls while the audience will be seated in boxes. The cast will include Carlo Lepore (Tobia Mill), Dilyara…

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On Sunday, May 3 at 2 pm, we unveiled the CORONA Sérénades Concert Week 2, with a Facebook Watch Party. The concert is titled “Divas Spotlight” and will include: Kara Covey Kathryn Frady Rebecca Louise Dale Yara Zeitoun Erica Lee Martin Anne-Marine Suire Giorgia Fumanti Chantal Dionne Marie-Annick Béliveau Anne Marie Sheridan Here is the link to the Facebook Watch Party. And here is the video on YouTube: Please make an order for our free or donation options at www.coronaserenades.com. This would make a good gift for mother’s day.

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Meet Valérie Poisson, soprano (Canada), singer for Corona Serenades Valérie Poisson is a lyric soprano from Quebec. She has been seen in Don Giovanni in Italy at the Lucca Festival with the AEDO orchestra, where she presented a furious, dejected, sensitive and loving Elvira. Born to psychologists and acquainted with tragedy, she is able to revive strong emotions in a healthy way. Valérie perfected her artistry in Germany and Italy with the support of scholarships and foundations. She has worked with such renowned teachers as Dorothy Stone, Valentin Lanzrein and Thomas Osuga, among others, from Japan and the United States.…

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“We’re going low-tech,” Metropolitan Opera general manager Peter Gelb said in an introduction to the company’s At-Home Gala broadcast on the internet on Saturday afternoon (evening for the many participants sequestered in Europe). Maybe so, but the vocal results were as high as could be hoped for, from living rooms and kitchens and in some cases with accompaniments as modest as an iPod. To say nothing of the remarkably coordinated players of the Met Orchestra, each pre-recorded and reassembled digitally. Here are some favourites as selected by La Scena Musicale writers, including performances still available on YouTube. Justin Bernard Many…

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“The HBO of the opera world.” – San Francisco Classical Voice on Opera Philadelphia Over the past five years, Opera Philadelphia has presented no fewer than nine world premieres, scoring multiple awards and winning international audience and critical recognition as “a hotbed of operatic innovation” (New York Times). Now that the 2019-20 season has been cut short by the need for social distancing, the company is extending its season online with Digital Festival O. Comprising video streams of five hit productions – four recent new works among them – the festival kicks off with the online premiere of 2020 International…

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Meet Christopher Dunham, baritone (Canada), singer for Corona Serenades A native of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Christopher Dunham has captivated audiences with his lyric baritone voice across Canada and as far away as the Adriatic coast of Italy. His roles include Figaro in The Barber of Seville, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette, Escamillo in Carmen, Don Giovanni, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, Dandini in La Cenerentola and Schaunard and Marcello in La Bohème. This graduate from the Atelier lyrique of the Opéra de Montréal has won the Desmarais Development Bursary two years in a row and the Jeunesses Musicales Canada Touring Mentorship. Christopher has sung with Pacific…

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Meet Rebecca Louise Dale soprano (UK), singer for Corona Serenades. Rebecca Louise Dale is a British vocal artist and opera director. She graduated as a soprano from Trinity College of Music. In 2011 she completed the opera course at the Advanced Performers Studio and has worked with leading directors, conductors and performers. Her operatic roles included Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Opera Vera), Adina in L’elisir d’amore and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte (Opéra de Baugé), Ninetta in La Finta Semplice (Opera at Home), Lucy in The Telephone and Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel (Open Door Opera) and Frasquita in Carmen (Impact Opera,…

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Update: April 25: Join La Scena Musicale staff on Facebook for our real-time comments. Visit metopera.org to see the Gala and go to this Facebook post to add your comments. Free concert to feature more than 40 leading Met artists performing live from their homes around the world via Skype New York, NY (April 13, 2020) —The Metropolitan Opera announced plans today to live-stream what it is billing as an At-Home Gala on Saturday, April 25, at 1pm EDT, featuring performances by many of the company’s most prominent artists, live from their own quarantines around the world. Hosted by General…

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