Q&A When did you start singing? I have always sung, since I was a child, but I started to do it seriously when I was 23 years old. Why did you start singing? Singing has always been … [Read more...] about Anastasia Bartoli answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… singers’ edition!
Soprano Cecilia Gasdìa is the director of Verona's Arena Opera Festival, its season now in full swing. The 62-year-old was born in Verona, so it has been a coming home for her since she took over as … [Read more...] about [Interview] Cecilia Gasdìa – I replaced Caballé in Anna Bolena when I was 21… I was crazy
Transparent pyramids and architectural lighting will feature in the new production of Aida for the 100th edition of the Verona Arena Opera Festival – a production that is technological but intimate … [Read more...] about New production of Verdi’s Aida opens 100th edition of Verona Arena Opera Festival
The Italian festivals of music and dance are back. Last year most were saved in extremis during the summer lockdown lull, but this year there was time to come up with some more suitable, creative … [Read more...] about Italian festivals of music and dance march onward with creative initiatives and Green Passes
The Arena Opera Festival has confirmed the dates, operas, and stellar casts as originally scheduled, starting with the return of Riccardo Muti, 41 years after his only appearance on the Arena’s … [Read more...] about Arena Opera Festival in Verona confirms the 2021 summer programme
At 74, after many years away from the stage, and often from singing (the wear and tear on her voice means that even singing a popular song on TV can lead to surprising results), Katia Ricciarelli … [Read more...] about Katia Ricciarelli at 74 returns to the opera stage and talks about being a diva