Well finally the Expo-season 2014-2015 at La Scala has been announced, with Alexander Pereira sitting chummily next to the smiling Milan mayor, Giuliano Pisapia. After the intrigue around the programming which caused the press conference to announce plans for the new season to be shelved, Pereira has accepted the terms to stay as the head of La Scala only until the end of next … [Read more...] about Peace is made, Bartoli’s back, and La Scala’s new season is announced
Vittorio Grigolo sang the song Caruso at Verona's Arena as a tribute to its composer Lucio Dalla who died last March at 68. It was part of an evening which marks the start of the build-up to the opening of the Arena's opera season later this month. Placido Domingo, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo and even - bizzarely - Justin Bieber took part. Before giving out a telephone number to … [Read more...] about A true Latin man: Vittorio Grigolo’s roving eye!
Ildebrando D'Arcangelo is in the City of Angels appearing in "Così fan Tutte" at the Los Angeles Opera. The bass-baritone "projects a swaggering confidence and dangerous sex appeal" says the Los Angeles Times, acquiring "fans around the world as much for his voice as for his model looks". He appears tall on stage because of his proportions, but face-to-face while he's not … [Read more...] about Ildebrando D’Arcangelo talks to the LA Times about hunkdom, acting, comedy and future roles
Tomorrow the new CD by Ildebrando d'Arcangelo is in the shops, or in a couple of weeks' time is you're in the US. Called simply Mozart, it gives the Italian baritone scope to present the repertoire he's most at home with, and with which he's won some of his greatest acclaim. Mozart is my god. He is the composer who inspired in me the passion for music and my career.” Right … [Read more...] about Ildebrando d’Arcangelo – “Mozart is my god”
What do these three musicians (apart from being musicians) have in common? They're all men? - well of course, but it's not that easy. They're all singers? - nope, Miloš on the left is a guitar player. They've all got dark hair? - well yes, but be more serious. They all pluck their eyebrows? - maybe, but what would I know about that! Think... Sorry, I give up. - Ok I'll … [Read more...] about Time for a serious musical quiz