4 December (Preview for young people), 7, 10, 13, 16, 20, 23 December 2014 Ludwig van Beethoven Fidelio Conductor: Daniel Barenboim Director: Deborah Warner Sets and costumes: Chloe … [Read more...] about La Scala complete Opera casts and dates: 2014 – 2015
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 … [Read more...] about Peace is made, Bartoli’s back, and La Scala’s new season is announced
Jonas Kaufmann says that La Scala and Santa Cecilia are the only two important music centres left in Italy, Too many theatres have closed in the last few years; a real shame. Which theatres he's … [Read more...] about Jonas Kaufmann champions La Scala’s new boss and the great Italian director Giorgio Strehler
Jonas Kaufmann triumphed at Milan's La Scala in his recital last night, with most of the packed house standing to applaud his generous encores. Although criticisms of his vocality and … [Read more...] about Jonas Kaufmann on bended knee before La Scala’s standing ovation
As already reported on this blog here, and here, the recital series at La Scala seems to have a generous share of bad luck when it comes to cancellations. There are only seven vocal recitals during … [Read more...] about Angela Gheorghiu falls ill as the curse of La Scala strikes again…
The Curse of La Scala strikes again? As already noted in this blog, the recital series at Milan's Teatro alla Scala has suffered from a great number of cancellations and postponements during the … [Read more...] about Kaufmann’s cancellation: curse or conspiracy?
Neil Fisher loved Jonas Kaufmann's London concert, and so, it seems, did the rest of the audience. Here's part of review: This wasn’t just a concert. It was a manifesto. There is no other tenor today … [Read more...] about The Times’ rave for Jonas Kaufmann at the Festival Hall
Opera singers Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko and Erwin Schrott are to perform together for a special concert performance at the Royal Albert Hall in June 2012. The trio ("Opera's Greatest Stars") … [Read more...] about Kaufmann, Netrebko and Schrott at the Royal Albert Hall
Due to surgery Jonas Kaufmann has had to cancel his trip to Japan in September. He was scheduled to sing several performances of “Carmen” with the company of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and of … [Read more...] about Jonas Kaufmann cancels Japan trip to make time for surgery to remove a node
Gramophone's shortlists are out for this year's awards. No real surprises, but then those Gramophone people have great taste! Here's a sample: Opera: Die Zauberflöte - René Jacobs; Akademie für … [Read more...] about Gramophone Magazine’s Classical Music Awards 2011 – shortlists
Broadway stars Patti LuPone and Barbara Cook joined director Francis Ford Coppola and playwright John Guare on Sunday to present this year's Opera News Awards. Five artists were recognized for … [Read more...] about Opera News honours Kaufmann, Racette, Te Kanawa, Terfel and Muti at its 6th edition of the Opera Awards
If the world of classical music has a Justin Bieber, it can only be tenor Jonas Kaufmann, who drove the Sunday night crowd in Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall into paroxysms of frenzied applause - all … [Read more...] about Jonas Kaufmann and Justin Bieber? Per-lease!
The best selling classical discs in the UK during the Christmas run-up are mostly predictable with André Rieu's 'Mostly Vienna' at the N°1 position. In the line up there's also Andrea Bocelli's … [Read more...] about The last classical music chart before Christmas