When did you start singing? I always loved to sing since I was a child. I sang on every occasion, also during public events at school, where my maths teacher heard me and advised me to take singing … [Read more...] about Hui He answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Singers’ Edition
On the 26 August, there will be a single performance only of Johan Kobborg’s new production of Romeo and Juliet with Sergei Polunin and Alina Cojocaru in the title roles. But when the theatre in … [Read more...] about Royal Ballet’s Valentino Zucchetti is Mercutio in the Kobborg-Polunin-Cojocaru Romeo and Juliet
In a bizarre muddle-up by someone at the Verona Sera online news service, a headline stated that 2 August was the 70th Anniversary of ‘tenor’ Maria Callas’s debut at the Verona Arena. Part of a … [Read more...] about Maria Callas was a tenor
Ecco nelle foto Alinari come i visitatori vedevano e vivevano il Colosseo sino a poco più di un secolo fa. pic.twitter.com/i4w74IYUlB — Dario Franceschini (@dariofrance) November 2, 2014 Last … [Read more...] about Rome’s Colosseum to get its floor back
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, … [Read more...] about Rosalind Plowright’s first recital disc reviewed: La belle Dame sans merci
Roberto Bolle returns to Verona's 15,000 seat arena with his Friends roadshow next year. It will be two years, almost to the day, after his last sell-out show. On 22 July 2014, starting at 22.00, … [Read more...] about Roberto Bolle and Friends return to Verona’s 15,000 seat Arena
Summer months in Italy boast many ballet galas: Bolle & Friends, Abbagnato & Friends... who doesn't want to tour the glorious piazze of Italy: fantastic dance in fantastic settings. But this … [Read more...] about Mara Galeazzi’s farewell gala with her Royal Ballet friends
Mara Galeazzi, principal dancer with London's Royal Ballet, though trained at the La Scala school in Milan, will say goodbye to her performing career on 23 July at a starry gala with colleagues from … [Read more...] about Mara Galeazzi’s addio: it’s time to think about my family
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
Just over a month ago the Royal Ballet announced that principal dancer Mara Galeazzi will be leaving the company: Mara Galeazzi will retire from The Royal Ballet in July 2013, at the end of the … [Read more...] about The Royal Ballet’s Mara Galeazzi says arrivederci to the ballet stage
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 … [Read more...] about Rosalind Plowright answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Singers’ Edition
Tonight Verona's famous Arena is sold out. All 15,000 seats will be full to watch Roberto Bolle and his 'friends' dance in the open air. It is a magical place. Italy's Il Sole 24 Ore (the … [Read more...] about Tonight Roberto Bolle and Friends alight at the 15,000-seater Roman Arena in Verona
Italians are great dancers, but they don't get much opportunity to demonstrate that in their homeland. The history of ballet is adorned with Italian talent: Giuseppina Bozzacchi was the … [Read more...] about The dance drain: who will save ballet in Italy?
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 … [Read more...] about A true Latin man: Vittorio Grigolo’s roving eye!
Nino Machaidze, the 28-year-old soprano from Georgia, graduate of Milan's Teatro alla Scala Academia, is in Los Angeles with Romeo and Juliet which is boomeranging her around the world's opera houses … [Read more...] about The opera world’s Angelina Jolie, Nino Machaidze: It’s useless to be nervous
Madonna is eyeing a house in the northern Italian city of Verona, local sources said Tuesday. "I confirm the American pop star's interest but I cannot add anything else," said Milan realtor … [Read more...] about Madonna considers becoming Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s new neighbour in Verona