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 experience to generations of singers. For many, working at Bronx Opera gave them their first opportunity of being in a fully-staged production. The company was founded in 1967 by … [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 Special Edition bottle took place in New York with an installation about the Maestro’s life and career. The exclusive bottles will be available in fine dining restaurants throughout … [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, upsetting much of the German establishment along the way. The mix of her native German tongue, with almost perfect English and French, might have made her the European par … [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 elegant ballerina the world has ever seen, what she does is certainly extraordinary. Cuoco was born in 1953, and at the age of 13 appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show as a 'baby … [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 to snap the dancer in various iconic Big Apple locations. You are among the few Italians who have made it in America. Was it difficult? It happened naturally. It began in 2007 … [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, she also started photography at a relatively young age, experimenting with her first Leica at 17. Luisi worked with orchestras such as the Munich Philharmonic, Orchestre du … [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 Cookbook Dinner Series. Here is how blogger Ryan Wenzel introduces his superb idea: As both a balletomane and a bibliophile, I had little choice but to purchase The Ballet Cook Book, by former … [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 Furgeri Gilbert: I have two, but my favourite is the chrome 1950s one in my New York house. On the right is the crushed ice and distilled water to drink, because in America you … [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 to close came after a somewhat precipitous decline in ticket sales that accelerated through the late spring and summer amid competition from new musicals like “The Book of Mormon” … [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 dedicated to "Elizabeth, Sweetheart, Dream angel, Queen-of-the world." These are among more than 2,000 objects that belonged to Elizabeth Taylor and are being auctioned by … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Taylor’s memorabilia returns to LA before the Christie’s auction