Cecilia Bartoli has withdrawn from her US Tour "due to unforeseen circumstances". The tour was to kick off in six days time from Santa Monica, five concerts in all, taking in Irvine and finishing in Berkeley on 2 April. The Los Angeles Times reports that organisers Universal Music Arts & Entertainment were "unable to elaborate on the reasons behind the cancellation". … [Read more...] about Cecilia Bartoli cancels her American tour
Q&A When did you start singing? I was in the 5th grade when the music teacher, Mrs Mapson, asked me to sing the Wells Fargo Wagon song from Music Man. She heard me sing it back to her and then exclaimed, "Wow, that's beautiful! You could go to New York right now and make a lot of money!" Scared to death of that comment I didn't sing ANYTHING for a long time … [Read more...] about Mark S Doss answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Singers’ Edition
Cecilia Bartoli's new album will be on the shelves in a couple of weeks' time. If Mission is successful it should put early Baroque composer Agostino Steffani (1655-1728) back on the musical map. He largely fell off it because his 'day job' as a diplomat and priest made it necessary for him to write many of his works in secret or under another name. The Repubblica's Giuseppe … [Read more...] about Cecilia Bartoli on discovering a new composer, vocal styles, and bella Italia
Ok, not actually singing together. But when five-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga played Madison Square Garden last week as part of her Monster Ball Tour, Liza Minnelli and Billy Stritch were in the audience and, of course, went to meet Gaga backstage. The Playbill blog reports Gaga's recounting of her teachers' advice: 'You know, you’re never gonna play the heroine, and … [Read more...] about Lady Gaga and Liza Minnelli – together!
Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder top the list of stars announced Wednesday as performers at MusiCares' Person of the Year gala honoring Barbra Streisand on 11th February. Image via Wikipedia Other names now attached to the L.A. Convention Center dinner and tribute concert, which will recognize Streisand for her artistic and philanthropic work, include Herbie Hancock, … [Read more...] about Streisand is MusiCares’ Person of the Year