Anna Netrebko has been in hospital in Moscow recovering from pneumonia for the last five days. While she was in the hospital she was tested for the coronavirus and found to be positive. Now that she is starting to feel better, she decided to announce the news on Facebook and according to her manager, was starting to sing in hospital. Netrebko was appearing in Don Carlo at … [Read more...] about Anna Netrebko in hospital recovering from Covid-19
Автор: Kremlin.ru, CC BY 4.0, Ссылка In a plain-speaking interview with the Russian newspaper Kommersant, the Bolshoi Theatre’s General Director, Vladimir Urin, talked about the impending challenges for not only his theatre but theatres the world over. The full interview in English is available on the Melmoth blog. When asked about the best-case scenario for the Bolshoi … [Read more...] about The Bolshoi Theatre’s Director on the current closure and the worrying task of reopening
Attila opens La Scala’s 2018-2019 Season and runs from 11 December 2018 to 8 January 2019. CREATIVE TEAM Conductor - Riccardo Chailly Staging - Davide Livermore Sets - Giò Forma Costumes - Gianluca Falaschi Lights - Antonio Castro Video - D-wok CAST Attila - Ildar Abdrazakov Odabella - Saioa Hernández Ezio - George Petean Foresto - Fabio Sartori Uldino - Francesco … [Read more...] about Photo Album: first look at La Scala’s new Attila with Ildar Abdrazakov
Is there anything that Ildar Abdrazakov cannot do with his voice? In a programme that began with Giordani (Caro mio ben) and finished with Rachmaninov (Spring Waters) he visited coloratura and patter songs, sang the longest of phrases, and displayed the most extraordinarily dulcet pianissimi contrasting with laser-sharp fortissimi. And although it was all so (ostensibly) … [Read more...] about Ildar Abdrazakov – the man with the perfect technique?
OPERA SEASON 2018 - 2019 La Scala announced its 2018-2019 Opera season today with 15 titles, nine of which are new productions, and two are La Scala premieres. At the heart of the season remains the Italian repertoire, continuing with the cycle of works of Verdi, Puccini, Verismo (which will return in 2020 with Giordano’s Fedora and Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre re), and the … [Read more...] about La Scala, Milan: Opera and Recital Season 2018 – 2019