Bronx Opera was formed 50 years ago.. a good reason to celebrate. It is the second-oldest company in New York that has continually-presented opera over the last half-century and it has given … [Read more...] about Bronx Opera celebrates 50 years of activity… libiamo!
The makers of San Pellegrino mineral water have teamed up with the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation to produce bottles of still and sparkling with the Pavarotti label. The international launch of the … [Read more...] about Pavarotti gets his own mineral water and exhibition
Ute Lemper is touring Europe with her cabaret programme which includes material by that most political of theatre writers, Bertolt Brecht. Lemper herself has always been outspoken about her views, … [Read more...] about So does Ute Lemper approve of Angela Merkel? Nein!
Ballerina Joyce Cuoco was famous for her astounding technique. Her long balances, multiple pirouettes and changes of spot can be seen in this new YouTube video clip. While she's maybe not the most … [Read more...] about Watch and be amazed: Joyce Cuoco shows off her phenomenal technique in The Flames of Paris pas de deux
After Roberto Bolle's Romeo and Juliet with the American Ballet Theatre in New York, Italy's gossip magazine Chi sent their editor Alsonso Signorini to interview him, and photographer Fabrizio Cestari … [Read more...] about Roberto Bolle: I conquered America… ABT, Black Swan and solitude
Barbara Luisi was, no is, a violinist, but her passion for photography has taken over and her hobby has become her major activity. Though she begun studying the violin at 9 in her home town, Munich, … [Read more...] about Behind every great woman is a great man: the man being conductor Fabio Luisi and the woman his photographer wife Barbara
Bodies Never Lie, "A blog about dance in New York", has started an intriguing new series of posts, kicking off with Eating George Balanchine: The First Installment of the Ballet … [Read more...] about Bodies Never Lie introduces the Ballet Cookbook Dinner Series, starting with Mr B.
In Italy's Corriere della Sera supplement, Io Donna, Roberto Bolle is one of several celebrities to open his fridge door for the cameras in an article about "We are what we eat". He talked to Carlo … [Read more...] about Roberto Bolle reveals what’s in his fridge…
The Broadway musical “Billy Elliot”, winner of 10 Tony Awards in 2009 and a hot ticket for much of its run, will close on January 8, 2012, after 3 years and 3 months of performances. The decision … [Read more...] about Broadway’s Billy Elliot to close
The jewelry from seven husbands. The wardrobe of a '60s jet-setter. The memorabilia of a Hollywood icon, including a love poem by Bob Dylan that he scrawled on a framed publicity poster of himself and … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Taylor’s memorabilia returns to LA before the Christie’s auction
Nikolay Tsiskaridze has zigzagged the world with the Bolshoi Theater and been a regular in the Big Apple. The dancer told RT he could not believe his eyes when he saw the city in ruins. “I remember … [Read more...] about The Bolshoi’s Nikolay Tsiskaridze on 9/11
Gwyneth Paltrow has received a letter from a woman who believes the actress may have inadvertently saved her life on the day of the attacks on New York nearly 10 years ago. Basically, what happened … [Read more...] about Gwyneth Paltrow describes her 9/11 Sliding Doors moment
Ethan Stiefel will withdraw from performances with the company this spring, says the NY Times Artsbeat. Stiefel, 38, said he had decided to withdraw so that he could focus on his duties as dean of … [Read more...] about Ethan Stiefel withdraws from future ABT projects
Rich will leave the paper to join the New York Magazine. He has been an op-ed columnist at the New York Times since 1994, and was the paper’s chief drama critic from 1980 to 1993. New York Magazine … [Read more...] about The great Frank Rich leaves The New York Times… and moves on
For seven years, James Levine has been splitting his time three ways: leading the Boston Symphony Orchestra, presiding over the musical side of the Metropolitan Opera, and sitting out large chunks of … [Read more...] about James Levine – time to pass the baton?
A US homeless man with a "golden voice" has been given a second chance after being discovered by a reporter in Ohio who put a video of him on … [Read more...] about Ted Williams, a homeless man with ‘golden voice’, is given second chance
64 year old Tony Award-winning Ben Vereen will release a live concert album "Steppin' Out With Ben Vereen" on 15 February on the Sh-K-Boom Records label. The 11-track CD was recorded live during … [Read more...] about “Steppin’ Out With Ben Vereen” recorded live in July 2010 out on CD
"My life for opera - determination, faith and humility" Today, the 86 year-old Carlo Bergonzi admits that sometimes he still sings, "I sit at the piano and dedicate "Non ti scordar di me" to my wife, … [Read more...] about An interview with 86-year old Carlo Bergonzi
Japanese director Masayuki Suo, whose "Shall We Dance?" went boffo globally in 1997, tries out some new steps in hybrid docu/performance film "Dancing Chaplin," spotlighting a ballet inspired by … [Read more...] about Roland Petit’s “Charlot” – Chaplin Dances – is captured on film by Japanese director Masayuki Suo
The end of November marked the start of a six-week program in New York that celebrates Italian design and culture. I Saloni Milano, or the Milan Furniture Fair — sponsored by Federlegno Arredo, an … [Read more...] about Robert Wilson’s video portrait of Roberto Bolle in “Perchance to Dream” at Center 548