Flanders, which historically included parts of present-day Belgium, France and the Netherlands, is now a lively region of modern-day Belgium of which Brussels is the capital. The Flanders Festival is actually a series of festivals throughout the summer months and beyond. Between June and December there are over 550 concerts in more than 80 cities and towns. After half a century … [Read more...] about Flanders is a Festival! It is… and a lot more.
He might not have the voice of Philippe Jaroussky or Andreas Scholl but Marilyn Manson goth Andrew De Leon certainly gives a moving performance of Puccini's "O mio babbino caro" and his story is almost unbelieveable. … [Read more...] about America’s Got Talent’s goth Andrew De Leon gives an unusual but moving account of “O mio babbino caro”
Cecilia Bartoli's well thought out programming for her first year as director of Salzburg's Whitsun Festival was thematic, inspired by the lady of the asp, Cleopatra. The climax of the festival was a new production of Handel's Giulio Cesare in Egitto, with la Bartoli as the iconic Egyptian queen. The casting was superb and aurally everything was splendid, but the production was … [Read more...] about “Cecilia Bartoli’s” Giulio Cesare in Egitto: boos for the production, cheers for the cast