Soprano Carmen Giannattasio has been in demand since she was thrust before the public eye when she won both the First Prize and the Audience Award at Placido Domingo’s Operalia in Paris in 2002. She … [Read more...] about Interview: Carmen Giannattasio on her first Tosca, Lady Gaga, and homicide
What a disappointment was La Scala's new Nutcracker. A shimmering front-cloth announced "Lo schiaccianoci" as though written in the stars, Tchaikovsky's bewitching overture started and there was that … [Read more...] about Nutcracker-lite at La Scala – très chic Casse-noisette from Geneva
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 … [Read more...] about The whiff of celebrity: Carla Fracci launches her new perfume, Aurora
In the latest Harper's Bazaar, Lady Gaga talks about her fashion hero Alexander McQueen and her latest disc 'Born This Way': I think he planned the whole thing: Right after he died, I wrote 'Born … [Read more...] about The designer who’s twitching Gaga’s strings
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 … [Read more...] about Lady Gaga and Liza Minnelli – together!
Rome-born Cecilia Bartoli famously sings in all the world except her for her home nation. Last year in Italy she sand just one performance of her "Sacrificium" programme in Turin as the closing … [Read more...] about Cecilia Bartoli ignored by Italy… again.
It took longer than many thought -- and comedians had a laugh at their expense -- but singer Alicia Keys and her celebrity friends raised $1 million for an AIDS charity and, with it, lived to tweet … [Read more...] about Dead Twitter celebs emerge from their digital coffins – and in doing so raise $1 million for AIDS charities