First, this is what you need to know: Louise Plowright, a fantastically talented singer and actress who has appeared in many West End musicals, has pancreatic cancer which isn't treatable in the United Kingdom. She needs help if she is going to survive. Her equally fantastically talented sister, opera singer Rosalind Plowright, has set up a Crowdfunding campaign to save her … [Read more...] about West End star Louise Plowright needs life-saving help from you, now.
During a career spanning almost forty years, Rosalind Plowright has never recorded a recital disc. She has sung in all the world's greatest opera houses, with the most lauded of colleagues - singers, conductors, directors, designers - and made some important opera recordings and videos, yet the recital disc has never quite happened, even though recitals are a part of her career … [Read more...] about Rosalind Plowright’s first recital disc reviewed: La belle Dame sans merci
Q&A When did you start singing? Age 12. I had always sung before but only found my true voice at this age. My father was a bass player and had been playing in the orchestra for a performance of The Mikado. Whilst travelling back home I imitated the voice of Katisha and out came this big plummy rich sound... My father nearly drove off the road! Why did you start … [Read more...] about Rosalind Plowright answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Singers’ Edition
Renée Fleming described it as the worst night of her operatic life, after Celeste Aida Roberto Alagna gave a military salute and walked off stage, Katia Ricciarelli quit the opera house refusing to come back, and Callas, Pavarotti, Verrett, Caballé and many others have all been on the receiving end. Being booed by the loggionisti at Milan's Teatro alla Scala can be thought of … [Read more...] about Opera singer Rosalind Plowright comments on booing Bartoli at La Scala