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Amata Dalle Tenebre (Deluxe edition) Anna Netrebko, soprano; Orchestra of the Teatro della Scala; Riccardo Chailly, conductor. Deutsche Grammophon, 2021 For her first solo album in five years, Russian soprano Anna Netrebko has graced her long- awaited release (Amata Dalle Tenebre) with a visual component videotaped during the recording date that took place at Milan’s La Scala. Four video clips of as many arias are offered as part of the package. In these selections, the singer is not only seen performing, but donning the costumes for each role, these being Aida from Verdi’s eponymous opera, Lisa in Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame,…

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REVIEW:  of the New York premiere of a new opera by Gordon Getty, “reimagined for film” – Goodbye, Mr. Chips, screened at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater, March 2, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., sponsored jointly by Festival Napa Valley and NYCO (New York City Opera). The idea for an opera version of James’ Hilton’s 1934 novel, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, had been germinating in composer Gordon Getty’s mind for decades – ever since, as a young man, he saw a re-release of the celebrated 1939 film adaptation starring Robert Donat (in an Academy Award-winning performance as the eponymous character) and the…

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Over the past 20 years, Marie-Ève Scarfone has carved out an enviable place for herself on the Quebec music scene. Recognized as one of the most versatile pianists of her generation, she is known as much for her work as a vocal coach, repetiteur and chamber musician as for her work as a pedagogue. After several years of working with institutions such as the Opéra de Montréal and McGill University, performing all over the world and recording for the ATMA Classique and Analekta labels, she has chosen to continue her musical journey in Zürich. Originally from Montreal, she began her…

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New York City’s Irish Repertory Theatre this week concludes the run of its 2021-22 holiday production – a revival of artistic director Charlotte Moore’s 2002 musical adaptation of Dion Boucicault’s The Streets of New York – with a final performance on Sunday, January 30, at 3 p.m. The production is a thoroughgoing success – roistering, lyrical, stylish, and bursting with vitality. Dublin-born Dion Boucicault was one of the most successful and prolific actor-manager-dramatists of the 19th Century, and in 1857 he premiered one of his most spectacularly successful dramas, The Street of New York (originally titled The Poor of New…

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MysticGiorgia Fumanti, voix; Stefano Galante, piano; Galante Media OrchestraLabel: Vega2 (2021) Giorgia Fumanti already has more than a dozen albumsù to her credit. Supported by her lifelong producers, her manager husband Maurice Velenosi, and Stefano Galante, who also provides musical direction, the Italian singer offers here a repertoire of cult songs and instrumental pieces arranged especially for her soprano voice. The album jumbles together several great classics such as Piazzola’s Libertango, Ravel’s Boléro, Albinoni’s Adagio, Orff’s O Fortuna and Puccini’s Nessun Dorma. Added to this are other classics closer to our time, such as Now we are free from the…

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Montreal, November 27, 2021 ▪ The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal is thrilled to announce the name of the 2021 OSM Competition’s Grand Prize winner: mezzo-soprano Rose Naggar-Tremblay. This 82nd edition dedicated to the voice was held in an entirely online format from November 13 to 27, bringing together Canada’s most talented young artists, and representing tomorrow’s rising generation of professional musical performers. In the comfort of their homes, surrounded by their loved ones, contestants were informed this afternoon of the results of the Competition during a ceremony hosted by ICI Musique radio personality Marie-Christine Trottier and OSM Assistant Bass, Eric…

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Last Sunday (Nov 21, 2022), Opéra de Montréal kickstarted their season to a Jam-packed Wilfrid-Pelletier crowd of hungry Operaphiles. The “mixtape” concert featured the artists-in-residence Atelier lyrique along with its two homegrown and former members: mezzo-soprano Catherine Daniel (Atelier 2008-2010) and tenor Éric Laporte. The singers were accompanied by the Orchestre Métropolitain under the baton of Jacques Lacombe. The concept of the show was an effective twist on the typical operatic gala concert. The singers Catherine Daniel, Éric Laporte, Mishael Eusebio and  Vanessa Croom also hosted the evening. They made a great effort to be relatable and to appeal to younger audiences,…

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27th JAL Gala After the 2020 edition was cancelled because of the pandemic, the 27th Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques Gala is back in full force this year with no less than 30 singers. For the occasion, two dancers will accompany them in arias and ensemble numbers from the great operatic repertoire. Among the works on the programme, the public will find excerpts from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Puccini’s La Bohème, Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Verdi’s La Traviata and Rigoletto.  In order to reach a larger audience, ticket prices have been reduced compared to previous editions ($12 for students and $35 for the…

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We are proud to announce the Winners of Operalia 2021 right on time to celebrate the 2021 World Opera Day! First Prize Victoria Karkacheva, mezzo-soprano, Russia Ivan Ayon-Rivas, tenor, Peru Second Prize Mané Galoyan, soprano, Armenia Bekhzod Davronov, tenor, Uzbekistan Jonah Hoskins, tenor, USA Third Prize Emily Pogorelc, soprano, USA Dmitry Cheblykov, baritone, Russia Jusung Park, bass-baritone, South Korea Birgit Nilsson Prize Victoria Karkacheva, mezzo-soprano, Russia The Pepita Embil Prize of Zarzuela Mané Galoyan, soprano, Armenia The Don Plácido Domingo Ferrer Prize of Zarzuela Ivan Ayon-Rivas, tenor, Peru Rolex Prize of the Audience Mané Galoyan, soprano, Armenia Ivan Ayon-Rivas, tenor,…

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Soprano Jocelyn Fralick, who recently returned to Toronto after two years’ study in Amsterdam, will have to pack her bags again for three days in New York. On Friday, October 15, she was named recipient of the coveted Career Blueprint, in the fourth edition of Ten Singing Stars – The New Generation, presented by the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. The announcement was made at the conclusion of the Ten Singing Stars concert at Toronto’s Zoomer Hall, broadcast live on The New Classical 96.3 FM and streamed on the station’s website and YouTube channel. The singers performed operatic arias…

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