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 … [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!
Producers Barbra Streisand and Joel Silver have set Academy Award-winning writer Julian Fellowes to pen the screenplay adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents’ Tony Award winning musical, Gypsy, which Streisand and Silver are currently developing for Universal Pictures. Streisand will portray “Momma Rose” in the new version, her first musical film since Yentl in … [Read more...] about Barbra Streisand to play Momma Rose in the screen version of Gyspy – Julian Fellowes will write the screenplay
Barbra Streisand and Columbia Records have announced that Streisand's recording contract with the label has been extended. Beginning with “The Barbra Streisand Album” in 1963 through the most recent, her 2012 Grammy nominated “What Matters Most”, Barbra Streisand sings the lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.” Columbia and Streisand have enjoyed arguably the most successful … [Read more...] about Barbra Streisand’s 50 years with Columbia Records continues with 12 DVD set
Streisand's new album, "What Matters Most," is a tribute to the Alan and Marilyn Bergman and their music. The Bergmans spoke with Reuters about the album and their long relationship with Streisand. Here are some excerpts: Marilyn Other people have sung 'Windmills of Your Mind,' but really, we think hers will be the definitive version It's the nuances and the layers of … [Read more...] about Alan and Marilyn Bergman on Barbra Streisand and her definitive version of Windmills of Your Mind
The Voice probably will keep The Streak — having a No. 1 album in every decade since the 1960s — intact with her latest outing. The fan base of the legend, 69, remains large and loyal. says USA Today. Yes from the 60s onwards. That will mean 6 consecutive decades if this goes to number one, and with such popular material there's absolutely no reason why not. It's already at … [Read more...] about “What Matters Most” – first reviews in for Streisand’s latest album
Barbra Streisand's last album, “Love Is the Answer”, was her ninth #1 hit, making her the only artist to have a number 1 album in five different decades. With her latest album, “What Matters Most – Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman” she might be about to top her own record. The Bergman's have written some of popular music's biggest hits, and … [Read more...] about With “What Matters Most” will Barbra Streisand make history with a #1 album in six different decades?