Q&A When did you start singing? As a child in Upstate New York, every Sunday I was taken to Mass. I loved hearing the songs in Latin, and hearing the choir. I wanted so badly to sing along, but was told by the organist I’d have to wait until my voice changed! At school I was definitely noticed at an early age, and encouraged. This year, my home town of Pavilion NY … [Read more...] about Gregory Reinhart answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Singers’ Edition
Swan Lake 'in the round' has been performed for 7 seasons at the Royal Albert Hall since its conception in 1997, so this year marks its 20th anniversary. It has also been seen in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide to record breaking attendances for ballet in Australia. In all, Derek Deane’s Swan Lake has been seen by more than 750,000 people. What a thrill it was to … [Read more...] about Derek Deane on 20 years of his Swan Lake ‘in the round’
Q&A When did you start singing? I can't ever remember I time where I didn't sing. Why did you start singing? I can't remember the first “why” but there exists now a definite need to do it. Which singer inspired you most when you were young? Barbra Streisand. Which singer do you most admire? Ella Fitzgerald. What’s your favourite role? Impossible to single … [Read more...] about Joyce DiDonato answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Singers’ Edition
With last night's concert in Berlin, Barbra Streisand said auf wiedersehen to Europe forever. In fact, apart from two last concerts in Israel, she is saying goodbye to live concerts altogether. This is Streisand's fourth tour since returning to live performances in 1973 after a 27 year absence. If she waits another 6 years - that seems to be her touring rhythm - she will be … [Read more...] about Barbra Streisand’s last concert
Barbra Streisand’s private music vault holds all the master tapes she’s recorded for five decades. There are all the first takes, the published recordings, and all the bonbons which made up the 4 CD set Just for the Record in 2003. Now, she’s sharing 11 previously unreleased songs, spanning a cross-section of her career from 1963 to the present. The collection … [Read more...] about A new – but classic – Streisand album is coming soon!