Paul Seaquist is a ballet impresario, which conjures up an image of a Diaghilev figure with a fur-collared coat and silver-topped cane. However, Seaquist is quite different physically: a recent television interview saw him in jeans and a V-neck T-shirt, and he’s quite a bit thinner, and certainly better looking, than the Russian impresario. His thinking is modern too: I often … [Read more...] about Paul Seaquist, ballet impresario: thinking outside the box
David Beckham has his underwear collection, singer Jessica Simpson has a wildly popular fashion label, and Italian ballerina Carla Fracci has her perfume collection. Yesterday, in Milan's chic 10 Corso Como, the seventh fragrance in the collection was launched: Aurora, named after one of the étoile's favourite roles. In fact all the collection's perfumes are named after … [Read more...] about The whiff of celebrity: Carla Fracci launches her new perfume, Aurora
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!
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 before he'd even opened his mouth. So begins the San Francisco Chronicle's review of Kaufmann's début concerts in California. The Los Angeles Times commented in similar vein, The … [Read more...] about Jonas Kaufmann and Justin Bieber? Per-lease!